Cate Cameron has written a really good love story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In this non-stereotypical story of opposite attracts, she wrote a realistic happy ending for Ashley and Josh in which they both had to give and take in order for it to work. For me, that is the cherry on top of this cake and made me like it even more. ~ Amanda, Guilty Pleasures
Sullivan Lake, Vermont, has plenty of attractions for movie star Ashley Carlsen—pristine nature, local color, and a handyman with a bad reputation for all the right reasons…
Ashley’s movie-star life is starting to feel like an act. She’s desperate to be taken seriously, and after her boyfriend’s affair with a costar, she’s ready for a new scene. A vacation at Sullivan Lake with Hollywood power player Jasmine McArthur might be the answer to all her problems. And according to Jasmine, all Ashley needs is a hot summer fling with local stud Josh Sullivan.
After one look at the handsome handyman, Ashley has a hard time saying no. But Josh is tired of playing boy toy for rich women like Jasmine and her friends. As determined as he is to stay away, he can’t shake the feeling that Ashley is different—and he can’t help noticing her auburn hair and dancing green eyes. But when their budding romance hits the tabloids, will it be another Hollywood scandal, or happily ever after?
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Just a Summer Fling by Cate Cameron isn’t your typical opposite attracts trope story but a romance with substance and smart. She’s created a love story in which both characters are intriguing and resist their attraction for the other but then learn not to fight it but fight FOR it. Hollywood actress Ashley Carlsen is visiting Lake Sullivan, Vermont, and is a little tipsy when she propositions local handyman Josh Sullivan. He no longer plays the game of being a boy toy for the summer people who visit the lake and turns her down. He’s been there and done that, and he has a reputation of being a player and has a hard time living it down now. They go out of their way to avoid the other but when they do meet from time to time, there are moments that seem genuine, and gets them both wondering if this is more than just a summer fling.
I liked how the romance developed between these two characters. There is depth to both of them and they come across as genuine and unique. They live a different life from the other and don’t see how this could possible work out between them. But the heart wants what it wants, even if it may be for just a little while. Their encounters were sometimes funny and their banter was cute, which kept me wanting more and I didn’t want to put it down.
Cate Cameron has written a really good love story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In this non-stereotypical story of opposite attracts, she wrote a realistic happy ending for Ashley and Josh in which they both had to give and take in order for it to work. For me, that is the cherry on top of this cake and made me like it even more.