The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday
5 HUGE Stars
Meg's Review:AHH! This Novel! I Beta read this, and then ARC read it after it went through its final edits. Sonya is a genius. This novel is a MUST READ. I couldn't put it down when she first sent it to me. It was New and Interesting. A novel with a concept I hadn't read before. Okay, I should probably tell you about the novel itself and such I suppose. #GetSixed I sure did and it was wonderful. I started this book and got pulled right in. The Six. These characters claw their way not your heart from the first chapter. Jared, Ace, Mark, Josh, Aiden & Eli are a force to be reckoned with. They are a group of best friends that define that title by no other. Riley. Riley is the center force for The Six. She is the glue that hold it together. She is their best friend. The girl that is just like one of the guys. The novel takes place right after their graduation. It follows the struggles everyone faces after they graduate high school: The Future. The Six have secrets, and after graduation it is time for those secrets to be unearthed. Those secrets bring forth shocking revelations and the aftermath is a fun ride. While everyone has futures to pursue, no ones in more uncertain than Riley's. She is the girl who wanted out the most, but wont be able to leave. She is left in her small town in Alabama while the other pursue their dreams. I don't want to saw much more, other then this book has some big twists you don't see coming. Sonya weaves her magic yet again with Riley and The Six. The novel is very easy to connect with, and the characters make it effortless to fall in love with them. This is hands down the best NA I have ear yet this year. Sonya works magic and weave this compelling story that you don't want to escape. The plot in this story is unique in its own and you wont be able to put it down. It unpredictability and emotion evoking scenes will leave you thinking about it for days after you read it. Grab some wine and a comfy blanket, because this novel is an all nighter. I need more!
Synopsis:“So you wanna be part of the Six, huh? You wish…”
~Jared, Ace, Mark, Josh, Aiden & Eli
Riley Clifton can’t remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the Six, a group of rowdy boys who would do just about anything for her. Growing up alongside of six guys is never easy. Especially in high school. Falling in love with one of the Six? Even harder when Ace has a hold of her heart, and he doesn’t even know it.
Jake (Ace) Aceton has loved Riley for a long time, but has kept the secret oath of the Six. Riley was off limits. At least until after graduation. When he overhears Riley admitting to her best friend, Paige how she feels about him, Ace doesn't let his chance slip by. Riley, in his mind, has always been his.
When her college plan falls through, and her future is left to the hands of fate, Riley finds herself scrambling to keep up with all the changes. But that's not the hardest part. The hardest part is saying good-bye, especially to Ace.
Heartache, hard lessons, and a love deeper than her Alabama roots will threaten to crumble Riley’s world as she waits for Ace’s return.
Will Riley and Ace’s love be strong enough to hold them together when life tries to tear them apart?