Book Reviews

Summer Surprise by Teegan Loy at Silver Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-September-2012

Book Blurb

Years of wanting his best friend have worn Kasey down. After graduating from college, the two head to the lake for the summer. This is Kasey's last chance and he's going to make the best of it. But Kasey's plans often go awry.


He has Devyn to himself--until boys start turning up everywhere. The crabby old lady next door prods him to make up his mind, reminding him to avoid a life of regret.


Summer is almost over and Kasey has all but given up on Devyn. One drunken night, accusations are made, and Kasey confesses his love. Next morning, Kasey discovers the truth. but will the summer end where Kasey wanted it to begin?


Book Review

'Summer Surprise' may sound like a fun, light summer read, but let me warn you: the angst may kill you. I was certainly about to kill one or both of the main characters throughout most of the book. On one hand I wanted to shake them up and make them come to their senses (the common sense type), but on the other hand I could see why they were having issues. Sort of. After all, being best friends and just hanging out together is quite different from admitting there are deeper emotions involved. And if one of the guys is painfully shy and scared of losing his friend - well, who am I to judge, right?


Kasey is shy, withdraws into his shell easily, and is extremely hesitant when action is required. He won't win any awards for courage anytime soon, but he is definitely a planner. He has the summer and his big revelation for Devyn all worked out in his head – but actually speaking up and making things happen? Forget it.


Devyn, the object of his affections, is almost the exact opposite. He is a doer, except he is somewhat misguided in his actions. Wanting to make someone jealous only works if the other person is likely to take action. With Kasey, all Devyn achieves is the opposite: he drives his friend back into isolation, inaction, and total despair.


When the two guys finally stumble on to the truth they are very hot together. But unless they learn to communicate, I see an extremely rocky road ahead of them! The fact that Devyn doesn’t know Kasey well enough to see how the man will react to his "project jealousy" makes me afraid for their future. They have some real catching up to do in the emotional maturity and interpersonal relationship departments. The fact that I felt so compelled t read their story and how much it drew me in is a testament to the author's ability to create interesting characters, and if you're looking for an angsty book, give this one a go. The guys may drive you crazy, but I certainly found their struggle entertaining.   



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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 83 pages/17081 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-July-2012