Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review + Favorite Quotes | The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

The Season of You & Me
by Robin Constantine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: May 10th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Disability
Rate: 4 Stars
Synopsis:
Cassidy Emmerich is determined to make this summer—the last before her boyfriend heads off to college—unforgettable. What she doesn’t count on is her boyfriend breaking up with her. Now, instead of being poolside with him, Cass is over a hundred miles away, spending the summer with her estranged father and his family at their bed-and-breakfast at the Jersey Shore and working as the newest counselor at Camp Manatee.
Bryan Lakewood is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. You’ll never slow dance with your date at prom. One miscalculated step and Bryan’s life changed forever—now he’s paralyzed and needs to use a wheelchair. This is the first summer he’s back at his former position at Camp Manatee and ready to reclaim some of his independence, in spite of those who question if he’s up for the job.
Cass is expecting two months dealing with heartbreak.
Bryan is expecting a summer of tough adjustments.

Neither of them is expecting to fall in love.

Can I just say that if you’re looking for the perfect summer beach or poolside read, that this is it?!
I fell in love with Robin Constantine’s sweet, contemporary reads the moment I dove into her first book, The Promise of Amazing. As a not to “young adult”, I still enjoy the richness of falling in the love for the first time and the raw emotions that seem to just float off the page, captivating you heart, mind, and soul. For me, books that feature high school aged people, takes me back to when I first met and fell in love with the boy that I later married. It allows me to relive it all in about 100 different ways.I found myself able to really connect with the leading lady, Cassidy, as she finds herself escaping to the beach to spend the summer with her dad, stepmom, and little brother after having her heart broken by her boyfriend. Raise your hand if you’ve been there….*raises hand* – minus the spending the summer at the beach with other family…I just dyed my hair. 🙂

Bryan is a local who after an accident, finds himself wheelchair bound, but determined to not let it take control of his life. His strength, physically, mentally, and emotionally after suffering such a terrible injury is what lead me to really admiring him as a character. Sure, he suffered some moments of “loathing” his injury, but perhaps it wasn’t even that strong of a feeling, just sadness that he wouldn’t be able to do the things he used to do with his friends. His wit and charm would be hard for anyone to not admire, Cassidy included. Which is why I loved these two together. From the moment they first met (in such an awkward way no doubt) to where they ended up. The ups and downs of their new friendship, then relationship was true and honest.

As I mentioned at the start of my review, The Season of You & Me is the perfect beach or poolside read for the summer season. I know it got me really longing for summer vacation as this teacher struggles to make it through the last weeks of school. 🙂

Happy reading.
[4 stars]

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Ps. Check out a few of my favorite quotes from the book…

“No, a man who doesn’t eat sweets doesn’t know how to be sweet, in my experience anyway. And I don’t mean the superficial sweet. I mean the real, deep sweet.”

“I mean, how about making this new, better memory for just you and me.”

“Safe. Bryan was safe. Seeing someone. He didn’t flirt like Wade, or leer like his brother. I could talk to him. I liked it. More than I wanted to admit.”


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Robin Constantine is the author of The Promise of Amazing and The Secrets of Attraction. A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Robin likes to spend her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene. She loves swoony books, flip-flops, dark chocolate and the full moon.

 

2 Responses to “Review + Favorite Quotes | The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine”

    • Heather Anne

      Thank you for following!
      I love hearing when others have enjoyed the same book. If you haven’t before, I’d recommend Robin’s first two books as well!

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