Title: Summer of Seventeen
Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Release: September 22, 2014
It was supposed to be the endless summer of sand, sea, and surf.
Supposed to be.
But Nick Andrews life is crashing out of control. His girlfriend and his best friend have declared war, his sister’s constant interference in his life is driving him insane, and there are money problems that won’t go away.
Being seventeen isn’t supposed to be this hard.
When cool surfer Marcus arrives in town, Nick sees that there are easier ways to live. But with his life falling to pieces around him, it’s hard to know who to trust.
As the scorching heat of summer grows, events begin to unravel, reaching a shattering conclusion—and a summer he’ll never forget.
Nick Andrews was looking forward to having the best summer of his life - but fate had other plans for him. Now he’s trying to deal with more pain and loss than someone so young should. And sometimes pain causes you to hurt those that you love the most.
“God, Yansi, I don’t even know why you’re with me. I’m such a fuck up.” Her hands stilled, resting feather light on my shoulder blades. “We’re 17— we’re allowed to fuck up. But I’m with you because I see your soul. You’ve got a beautiful soul, you just don’t know it.”
Surfing has been a way of life for Nick and his best friend Sean for as long as he can remember. Losing themselves in the roar of the waves is a drug unlike any other. It’s the one place where they can forget the pressures of the outside world and just be. A wave doesn’t care if you fall short of your parent’s expectations or if your family has money troubles. If only it could be that way all the time.
“But you don’t get do-overs in life, no matter how much you want them. Life is too short to wait for the perfect moment: take what you can get and get what you can take, and then work your ass off to make a perfect moment, because sometimes one chance is all there is.”
Summer of Seventeen is yet another heartbreaking masterpiece by Jane Harvey-Berrick. She tackles some very serious subjects while showing her readers the very heart and soul of her characters.
I fell in love with Nick and Yansi. They were both wise beyond their years and that was both refreshing and tragic at the same time. Jane helped me remember to hold on to the last days of summer because there is always plenty of time to be an adult...
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About The Author -
I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn’t think I could write a sex scene. Turns out I can!
My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.
My husband doesn’t read my books. My mother does.
Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I’ve finished writing their books. That’s why you’ll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, because those voices just won’t be quiet.
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