I really enjoyed last year’s The Hunting Wives even though it was a little fantastical and insane, it was a fun ride. My Summer Darlings just didn’t do it for me. First, about half the book is just porn. Not what folks are calling steamy these days, but outright porn. It was too over the top and too unnecessary to the plot. We could have had the same build of drama without it being so graphic. A few times I wanted to DNF but I was interested in figuring out who the girl in the woods was so instead, I skimmed *those* scenes and some of the catty bickering. I’d say now that I’ve finished it, it wasn’t worth it. I didn’t get the explanation I wanted in the end.
Just because I didn’t love this one, doesn’t mean you won’t but go in knowing what to expect. Lots of gratuitous sex and violence.
Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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