Indie Flutters: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow

Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix #1)

  • By Lisa Swallow
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: April 2014
  • Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: own copy
  • rating-system4

    Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.
    Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.
    Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.
    Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.
    Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories.
    Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a holiday romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.
    Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’.
    Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix lead guitar player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.
    Summer Sky is a romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of contemporary rock star romances.

    ~ Goodreads

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    Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: This novel takes place in Bristol and Broadbeach, England. Bristol is like any other city but Broadbeach is an English seaside town that I really adored!
    Characters: The main characters in this story are Sky Davis and Dylan Morgan. Dylan needs a break. His reality is getting high and drunk every night and having a coffin with his name on it by the time he hits twenty-five. The fast rock and roll lifestyle is starting to cause not only physical exhaustion but mental as well. So when he finally decides to walk away, the greatest thing happens to him. He found not only peace but a person who embodies any and everything he wants in his life. Sky is a refreshing breath of fresh air and a girl who has no idea who he is. Dylan can finally be his own person but reality always finds a way to wriggle itself back into fantasy. Sky has her own issues and insecurities so when she finds out who Dylan really is, she’s on the run. Can Dylan show Sky that their holiday romance can amount to so much more? Or will devils in disguises try to tear apart the fragile bond Dylan and Sky have forged?
    Plot: This is mainly a story of a burned out rock star who finds love with an ordinary girl. This novel is broken up into two parts; part one is where the characters meet in the little seaside town, and part two is where both characters are thrust back into reality trying to face the challenges a relationship would bring the two of them.
    Writing: This novel is written in first person point of view of Sky and Dylan. It is also not a standalone novel in which case means, it does end in a cliffhanger.
    Curb Appeal: This novel has a very cute cover! I don’t know what it is about the colors but I absolutely love how they work together! The blurb gives a good rundown on the major plot points but leaves out some good juicy tidbits!
    Ultimately: This was a great start to a rock and roll series that brings two vastly different people together! The heroine did protest a little too much for my tastes but that’s just because the hero was so sweet and completely taken with her right when he first met her to the very end of the book! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who won’t take no for an answer and a heroine who’s guarded but in love, then come check out Dylan’s Summer Sky!!!



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