Published April 2013 (first published March 31st 2013)
NEW ADULT NOVEL
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A dark New Adult romance
You have to understand that we never meant for it to happen. We knew it was stupid. We knew it was wrong.
Eighteen-year-old Danni Warren has big plans for her last summer before college: a cool job, a concert she wouldn’t miss for the world, and spending time with her beautiful girlfriend, Esme. But after one hell of an argument, Danni’s mother packs her off to stay with her estranged step-uncle, Gabe, in his lodge on the English coast. So begins a weekend of the worst punishment imaginable: no phone signal.
With his sun kissed good looks and sarcastic manner, twenty-nine-year-old Gabe Asher isn’t anything like Danni expected. She wants to hate him—he’s her punishment for standing up to her mother—but between surfing lessons and beach hikes, Gabe and Danni grow close. Maybe too close.
Now Danni’s questioning everything: old family secrets, her future, her strained relationship with Esme. One sun stained afternoon, Gabe and Danni go too far. And then everything else falls apart…
When you read the blurb you immediately think gross. Is it a screwed up situation? Absolutely. Do I feel weird for enjoying it so much? A little… just a little. Lol!
The main character, Danni, is sent to spend the weekend with her uncle, who is really NOT her uncle. Gabe is her mother's step brother making him her step uncle. Keeping up? I had no idea what I was reading at first, but I knew right off the back that I loved Danni. Her reactions to things were exactly like mine and I laughed so hard at some of the things that ran through her mind. She is mostly why I loved this book so much. She questioned what needed to be questioned, and she reacted to things the way a normal eighteen year old would.
When Danni arrives to her NOT uncle's house (which is what she calls him the book) she is angry. She want's nothing to do with him and just wants the weekend to end. Gabe tries to make the best of things and keeps her entertained -- since he lives in the middle of nowhere -- with surfing, movies, etc. The chemistry between the two was definitely there. It was steaming off the pages and I was blushing and smiling from one ear to the other. Is there something wrong with me that I found nothing wrong with their relationship? LOL! I truly enjoyed it! There is a huge age difference which I can see being a big issue for readers, but she wasn't under age.
I loved the whole forbidden feel to the story, and the butterflies in my stomach with every page I turned waiting for their relationship to be discovered. To top things off, Gabe if the first male that Danni has ever been with. She is actually a lesbian and has a girlfriend; making things even more intense.
I guess to read Twisted Summer you have to jump into it with an open mind. I enjoyed it tons and would love to read more by Lucy V. Morgan.
Twisted Summer is just that... twisted. It's a dark read with raw and intense moments.
4 out of 5 Stars!