About the book: Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.
When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money's useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.
As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can't get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she's falling in love with and the business she's fought so hard to build.
And here's a fun Ten's list from author Elana Johnson!
Top Ten Summer Vacation Destinations (according to Sophie Newton, owner of The Sandy Tortilla, in UNTIL SUMMER ENDS)
Sophie doesn’t take a lot of summer vacations. She owns a beach-side taco stand and spends seven days a week serving burritos and quesadillas.
But once she meets Mont, she starts to loosen up a little bit, and begins daydreaming about where she would vacation in the summer. This is her list:
1 - Hawaii – after all the beaches the+re are a bit better than her northern California haunt.
2 - Fiji – Sophie’s always wanted to try snorkeling, and there’s nowhere better than Fiji for that.
3 - Barcelona – Beaches, mountains, and parks, oh my! Sophie could really relax in any number of ways in Spain.
4 - Yellowstone National Park – While not a runner, Sophie can walk with the best of them. And with boardwalks to the hotpots, she’d definitely like the scenery here.
5 - San Francisco – Although just a quick jaunt down the California coast from Redwood Bay (where she lives), she doesn’t get to San Francisco as often as she should. Time to plan another trip!
6 - Montreal, Canada – This one’s on the list for the height of summer temperatures, because in Montreal, it’ll still be just right for an afternoon stroll.
7 - Chicago – This might seem like a strange choice, but she’s heard there are great beaches there. Oh, and baseball. And the pizza can’t be beat.
8 - Amsterdam – Sophie would love to rent a bike and spend a few days touring the city. Oh, and she’s always wanted to go on a canal boat, so there’s that too.
9 = Iceland – In the summer, Sophie could see the midnight sun and other amazing sights. She loves astrology and such, so this would be a dream vacation for her.
10 - Nice – world famous beaches? Sophie and Mont don’t need more than that.
My review: I really liked the whole vibe of this book. It was kind of fun that Sophie is really a typical Type A, she's driven while running her own taco truck on the beach. But Mont is really your typical beach bum. He can't be on time to save his life and he really doesn't have a typical job to speak of. There is undeniable chemistry between the two for the whole book though.
I really liked the plot of this one. I liked the romance angle. It's a clean romance, although I didn't love the way that Mont thought about Sophie in his head. This one was a bit on the line of clean romance for me, it doesn't talk about having sex really, although you know that the characters do at one point. I did like that there wasn't swearing in it.
I liked the characters. They were really well written. I liked that Sophie was predictable, to a point, and then I didn't have any idea what was going to come next for her. Mont is a bit of a character throughout the whole book. You don't know his real name, or what he does for a living for a good chunk of the book. He freely admits that he's aspiring to be an actor but the rest of his life is kind of a mystery until he unfolds it.
This is a cute book that I really enjoyed reading.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: Elana's work includes the young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystopian short story in the Possession world, Resist.
Her newest release is UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, a contemporary romance novel from Cleis Press/Start Media.
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