REVIEW: My Summer Darlings

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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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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