Saturday, April 4, 2015

***REVIEW*** The Summer Remains ~ Seth King ~ Kat's Review ~

The Summer Remains
Publication Date: February 14, 2015

*This is a full-length standalone romance*

"Breathtaking. I am in love with this story." - Schmexy Girl Book Blog

"A masterpiece. This story is not just a breath of fresh air, but a different kind of oxygen." - Bookslapped

"The most beautiful thing I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I am changed." - We Solemnly Swear Book Blog

"The Summer Remains was probably one of the most beautiful and heartfelt books I’ve ever had the chance to read. You don’t read something this extraordinary without having it change you." - The Never Ending Book Basket

“I read (The Summer Remains) twelve hours ago and it has already impacted my life. There are no words to explain it. You just have to experience it yourself.” - Cover to Cover Book Blog

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

If you never read another book again, read this one. I won't say that often, but the lessons taught in this book are HUGE. EVERYONE can learn from this book, even ones WITH disabilities. 

Seth, the author may only be twenty-five, but his soul is so much older. So.Much.Older. The wisdom in this book is deep. The book isn't short, so be prepared to read a while, but you gain so much from it. 

If you are older than the author, be prepared for "twenty-something speak." It fits the book. That is what the main characters are, after all. But Seth's writing style to give you the message of learning tolerance against the disabled, how to learn to live with various illnesses and take care of ill loved ones is truly inspirational to read. 

Seth, who personally lives at Jax Beach, picturesquely wrote the scenes so we could see what Summer and Cooper were seeing, which added to the feel of all they were feeling. Believe me when I say, I FELT this book. TO.MY.CORE.  Because so much in this book I could relate to, I had a kinship with it on a very personal level. Yes, I cried a lot. 


Seth King is a twenty-five-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Instagram: @SethKingBooks
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:: Other Books by Seth King ::

The Goode Fight
Publication Date: October 12, 2014


In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.

Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…

And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.

Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.


Mrs. Robinson
Publication Date: November 24, 2014

How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?

Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.

With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…

And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.

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