4 / 5 Stars
I was gifted a free digital copy of this in return for a fair review. Many thanks to the author and publisher for letting me read it!
I am very excited to be part of the #blogtour for At the End Of The Summer.
A contemporary romance which would not be a usual read for me.
Joshua’s life as a rock guitarist seems like a dream come true. Sold out concerts, red carpet events and wild nights portray him as a confident young man with the world at his feet. Only few friends know the scars he carries.
When freelance photographer Caroline meets the rock band Burning Ruins at the after party, an irresistible chemistry of attraction between her and the sexy rock guitarist is clearly seen to everybody. However, after a forced conversation from Joshua’s side, Caroline's convinced the attraction is not mutual.
Waking up the next morning, Caroline has no idea what happened. She flees out of the hotel room mortified, convinced she’d become another of the band’s trophies. Determined never to meet anyone from Burning Ruins ever again, she has no clue people around her have different ideas.
In a summer that takes them from London to Wales and to the sultry heat of Rome, they’re desperately fighting their demons from the past, while trying to protect their broken hearts. Will they ever let each other mend their broken hearts or will they try to heal them alone?
Caroline and Julia have been friends since school and they both now live with Auntie Nan, Caroline’s Great Aunt who she has lived with since she was 17,Aunt Nan also took in Julia when she had nowhere to go.
Caroline is a photographer and she goes to a concert of Burning Ruins who are old school friends of Julia’s. Caroline wakes up in one of the bands hotel bedrooms and has no re collection of the evening before. She wins a place in a competition in Rome photographing the city. Julia arranges for Joshua to drive her there as he spends every summer in Rome.
Both Joshua and Caroline have had bad experiences in their teens which have made them both vulnerable and afraid to undertake relationships.
I liked the settings of the book set in Rome and Wales, I also enjoyed the dynamics that the band have which each other and how the male relationships in the story are portrayed.
I loved Auntie Nan she is a strong and feisty woman and family was also featured strongly throughout this book.
I think readers of romance novels will love this book and I enjoyed how the author tied up all the ends in the book.
Thank you to Rachel from @rararesources
June was born in June and she always loved the moon. Born and raised in Slovenia, she studied economics, and quickly realised she hated it.
However, later she found herself working in mainly male-dominated businesses. She can choose the best steel for your project, but don't, please don't, ask her which lipstick brand you should use.
Although her writing was constantly criticised by her teacher that didn't stop her. Under different pen names, she had stories published in magazines, and then went on to publish three books under pen name Eri Krt.
After having two children, and learning that her second child has autism, she married their father and carried on working. Work and family life left her with little free time. But the desire to write didn't die.
Always looking for something new, she challenged herself to write a novel in English and all her three novels:
All that the Heart Desires
Caught Between Two Worlds
At the End of the Summer
are a result of that continuous challenge …
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