Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE SUMMER GIRL by Elle Kennedy


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE SUMMER GIRL by Elle Kennedy, the third book in the Avalon Bay series.  I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and am excited to return to this world again.


THE SUMMER GIRL by Elle Kennedy

Publication Date:  July 18, 2023 by St. Martin’s Griffin

From Goodreads:

College student Cassie Soul hasn’t spent an entire summer in Avalon Bay in years, not since her parents divorced and her mother spitefully whisked her away to Boston. Now that her grandmother is selling the boardwalk hotel that’s been in their family for five decades, Cassie returns to the quaint beach town, excited to spend time with family, ring in her twenty-first birthday…and maybe find herself a summer fling. She’s ready for breathless, heart-pounding passion. And on her first night in town, she finds the perfect candidate: Tate Bartlett, Avalon Bay’s fun-loving golden boy.

Tate, sailing instructor and lovable player, is no stranger to flings. In fact, he’s always down for a good time. But…maybe not this time? The moment he meets Cassie, he knows she’s not the girl you play games with, and the last thing he wants to do is risk breaking her heart. So, despite his attraction to her, he turns her down. But that awkward hiccup doesn’t stop a friendship from developing between the two. Tate even helps Cassie find that fling she’s so set on finding. Only it isn’t long before he’s wondering if he made a huge mistake. Cassie is gorgeous, hilarious, and, frankly, the coolest person he’s ever met. He can’t deny it anymore: he wants that fling now. Big-time. And maybe even something more.

As Cassie and Tate walk the line between friends and lovers, they’re about to discover that their situation is the least complicated part of this equation. Because Avalon Bay is full of secrets—and their relationship might not survive when one secret in particular comes to light.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

12 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    This sounds so cute — and Tate! Tate who is helping Cassie find her fling despite falling for her <3

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Another Avalon Bay book, and Tate is the star. I am interested. The last book was really good. I hope this was is just as good or better.

  3. Mica - Away From The Blue
    Mica - Away From The Blue says:

    It sounds like a fun will-they-won’t-they read! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I need to add a few more light reads like this to my hold list at the library, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Hope you have a good weekend ahead of you!

  4. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    It sounds like the perfect mix between a fun novel and one that is a bit more serious. Is it possible that most romance covers nowadays have got the same cover design? Happy reading and thank you for sharing.

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