For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone.
Sara’s longtime crush, Luke, has been her best friend for as long as she has been a part of the group. When Luke begins seriously dating another of their friends, Sara’s forced to deal with her hurt and jealousy, while outwardly try to support them both.
While Sara comes to terms with her own heart and her friends’ relationships, an unexpected handsome pilot from North Carolina and an old flame are thrown into the mix. Knowing her heart suddenly becomes much more complicated.
But as time unfolds and friendships begin to unravel, Sara and the others are presented with the reality of what a season of change does to old friendships and new love interests.
I absolutely loved this book. It kind of snuck up on me. I expected to enjoy reading about this group of friends, but these characters were so genuine they felt real. It was so easy to get engrossed in this story and I feel like I was emotionally invested in what was going on. I loved that this book shows all aspects of life. The good, the messy, the hard. I never felt like this story was heavy or dramatic. There were definite moments that were serious and life altering for these characters, but the story flowed effortlessly. This was such a true to life story that had a lot of depth and truth, and so well written. I was invested in this story from start to finish. I had no idea how this story would conclude but I was happy and satisfied with the end of this book. This was one of those books that even a few days after reading it I kept thinking on it and my appreciation for this story and this group of fictional friends just grew. I definitely recommend reading this one! Looking forward to reading more from Brandy Bruce!
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*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.