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Summer Love: Take Two by Shirley Jump #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #ParadiseKey #readztule

Series: Paradise Key #1

Title: Summer Love: Take Two by Shirley Jump

Author: Shirley Jump

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Pages: 262

Published: May 1st, 2018

Rating: 4/5

What a delightful start to a new series this proved to be. Okay, so I accidentally read the second book in the series, Love at the Beach Shop by Kyra Jacobs, first but that was great, too, and got me intrigued  enough to check out all four titles in the series . . . . All the stories feature young women who met whilst spent their summers in Paradise Key as teenagers and have kept in touch as best friends ever since. There were five of them but one of them, Lily, has tragically died. The remaining four meet up again whilst attending her funeral.

Lauren Webster now works for her father’s marketing firm in a job she isn’t exactly happy in. She’s forever striving to impress her Dad but nothing she does is good enough and she’s recently made a mistake that has cost the firm a very lucrative contract. Now she’s hoping to make amends by getting the Paradise Key Tourism Bureau to agree to her creating a media campaign for the resort. However, the more she remembers of her time as a teen there, the more she reconnects with Carter Malone, the ex who broke her heart, the more she starts to question and re-evaluate her life and future.

This is a lovely second chance romance which explores community and family dynamics in a heartwarming manner. It explores the past, shining a new light on events and interactions as well as, though a complex series of twists and turns, leading to a more hopeful future for all concerned. This is one of those stories where you may well need the tissues handy and, I suspect, that you’ll also want to read the other books in the series when you’ve read this one (or any of the others!)

I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


Lauren Webster has always thought the town of Paradise Key could use a little shaking up. A partner in a marketing firm, Lauren decides to turn her trip to Paradise Key into an opportunity to work with the Tourism Bureau and create a splashy media campaign. Lauren isn’t interested in love—she’s all business from the second she arrives… until the summer love she never forgot leads the fight against her cosmopolitan changes, and Lauren begins to question the life she thought she wanted and the life she left behind.

When Carter Malone‘s father has a heart attack, he runs back home to take care of his family. He revels in the small town life, so when he hears Lauren’s plans for commercializing Paradise Key, he steps up as her most vocal opponent. However, he can’t forget the summer they shared and everything unspoken between them.

If Lauren falls for Carter, she risks losing everything she’s worked for. Will this second chance at love be doomed before it has a chance to rekindle?

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5 comments on “Summer Love: Take Two by Shirley Jump #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #ParadiseKey #readztule

  1. carhicks
    May 16, 2018

    Great review Elaine. I can’t wait to get to this series.


    • bicted
      May 16, 2018

      I hope you do better than me and read them in the correct order! I accidentally read book 2, then 4, then 1 and finally 3! Doesn’t really matter as they are standalones but there are references to events in earlier books as many of the characters are the same. I suspect you’ll enjoy them, too! I look forward to reading your reviews of them 🙂

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