The Grump Who Stole Summer by Ella Fields is NOW LIVE!
USA Today bestselling author, Ella Fields, returns to contemporary romance with an all-new angsty enemies to lovers standalone.
I never meant to hurt her.
Okay, so that might be a lie. The truth is, I just… panicked.
My soul died when I was fourteen, and there was no reviving it. But when the one person who’d tried made headlines, got dumped by her Ivy League college, and was forced to work in my bookstore, I began to wonder if I needed it when my heart beat faster at just the sight of her.
I began to wonder if I’d been wrong to push her away three years ago, and if she was as I’d hoped and feared—different. If maybe, she could truly accept a guy like me.
All of me. Every vile, cruel, tattered piece.
First, I had to find out a few things.
Would she still smile and laugh when I said something acidic?
Would she still melt beneath the pads of my inexperienced fingers?
Did she still want me as much as I wanted her?
And finally, could she ever forgive an undeserving prick like me?
Something told me I’d regret not finding out.
Told in dual POV, The Grump Who Stole Summer is a full-length standalone, enemies to lovers second chance romance. It contains some sensitive subject matter.
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin
Smith and Alice sneaked into my heart and stole my New Year. This second chance romance is an angsty roller coaster of emotion but it’s almost low key how it slowly unravels. Both of our main characters are broken but in very different ways. Smith has unending layers. He’s secretive, blunt, anti-social, untrusting and kind of an asshole. Alice was betrayed by her best friend and peer group but also by Smith. For a summer, “wild” Alice is sentenced to co-exist with Smith by her unknowing mother. Alice is a strong, privileged heroine who refuses to let any person dictate how she lives her life. She’s a survivor. And seemed to have unlimited patience in dealing with Smith. Smith…oh my Smith. He wormed his way into my heart while I was grumbling about his many problems. Until the full story unfolds. He sucked me into his crazy grouchiness and I wanted to forcefully hug on him like a feral cat. These complex characters were a pleasure to enjoy with the story twists and secrets that come out in the end. I couldn’t put the book down from page one to the very end.
About Ella Fields
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.
While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
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