“Well,” he said quickly, nodding at her, “thanks for being a sport.”
Ro’s jaw dropped. A sport? A bloody sp- She realized he was covering in front of the children and bit her lip, certain she would draw blood. What could she say anyway? It was done. He’d got what he wanted, even if it had humiliated her in the process. (p63, The Summer Without You, Karen Swan)
I picked this up for something light to read. Romantic conflict is set up early on, laying the groundwork for what’s bound to be a bumpy summer break for the heroine. Here’s the blurb:
Rowena Tipton isn’t looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become engaged. But when a chance encounter at a New York wedding leads to an audition for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons – Manhattan’s elite beach scene – suddenly a new life is exactly what she’s got. Stretching before her is a summer with three eclectic housemates, long days on white sand ocean beaches and parties on gilded tennis courts. But high rewards bring high stakes and Rowena soon finds herself caught in the crossfire of a vicious intimidation campaign. Alone for the first time in her adult life, she has no-one to turn to but a stranger who is everything she doesn’t want – but possibly everything she needs. A gorgeously escapist summer read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany’s.
What do you think? Sound like something you’d read?
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!