Spare Me by Tara Sivec
Romantic Comedy. Book 6 in the Summersweet Island Series. Can stand alone.
“A nerd fell in love with a nut job, and that’s some Summersweet Island, magical fairy-tale shit you just don’t mess with.”
That quote describes The Summersweet Island Series by Tara Sivec perfectly. Every time I go back to the Island for a new installment of the series, it’s like going away for a fairytale weekend with my best friends, but even better. You can start the series with Spare Me, which is book 6, but it will be so much better if you start at the beginning of the whole story with Kiss My Putt (currently 99¢).
Just when I thought With This Fling would be the perfect end to the series, Tara released Spare Me, and it looks like we have another book coming. Usually, after 5-6 books I’ve had enough of a series, but noooooo, that is not the case here! I was positively giddy to go back to my favorite island again.
We met our hero, Ryan, in Emily & Quinn’s story. Emily basically left Ryan for Quinn. Ryan is the nice, kind-of-nerdy math teacher, bowling coach, and mayor’s son who just wants everyone to like him. So when a crazy, beautiful girl with tattoos and red-tipped hair surprises him with the kiss of his life, Ryan’s world is turned upside-down. Especially when he finds out that she’s Danica, the sister of a ‘friend’ who he is giving a place to stay with him for a while.
“Do you like fisting in the rain?”
Text and email conversations are one of my favorite things in a book, and I just loved their text conversations, especially the autocorrect fails!
Let me tell you, this book was funny, sweet, and silly, but it also brought the HEAT! I swear, I needed a cigarette after one scene. Ryan may be a nerd in the streets, but he’s a freak in the sheets!
“Let’s go. I only have eight more hours until a tutoring session in the morning, and I’ve got a lot more rooms in this house I need to disrespect you in.”
Lest you think Spare Me is all fun and games, there was definitely some angst that just about killed me.
- It made me laugh out loud (as always).
- Visiting with all the Summersweet Island crew.
- The tease of another story.
- These covers are all amazing.
- I want to move there and be friends with all of these guys so much! Me and Bodhi would be best buds! <—Buds? Ha! See what I did there?
- Speaking of buds, Tara’s edible scenes or drunk scenes are always my favorite.
- It was HOT.
- The angst really got me in the feels!
- It was the perfect addition to the Summersweet Island Series.
- The boy’s “hangout” ahem (craft lair).
- All the texting.
- I loved it all.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.75 Stars, 4 Heat
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