NOW AVAILABLE! A story of expected endings, unexpected beginnings, and second chances: Summer With A Star, a contemporary romance from award-winning author Merry Farmer.

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SWAS-MerryFarmer-Cover250pxAll Tasha Pike has wanted for the past twenty years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance—and it was finally happening.

Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating—it’s insulting.

He’s a celebrity—and one she’s determined to hate.

Spencer’s summer in Maine was supposed to help him get his head screwed on straight. One look at Tasha, however, made that impossible. She’s beautiful. She’s angry. She doesn’t care who he is. She doesn’t care about his fame. In fact, she doesn’t even like him.

She’s irresistible.

He’s only got the summer. She’s only got her heart. They’ve only got each other.


My Review

Summer With A Star was a sweet read.  This is my first ready by Merry Farmer and I don’t think it will be my last!  I really enjoyed the characters in this book and the plot line.

Spencer’s life is crazy.  Why?  Well he happens to be one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, but he’s over the giltz and high paced life that the job enforces upon you.  In order to clear his head his agent rents him a house in Summerbury Maine.  He’s to go to Maine and relax, and pick his next role before the end of the summer.  What he doesn’t know is that his agent has bulldozed over a woman that has been waiting her whole life to rent this house… What transpires is more then what he every could have bargained for from this sleepy seaside town.

Tasha’s school teacher salary doesn’t leave room for fancy vacations, but she’s saved almost her entire life to rent the house of her dreams for a summer.  Something her friends and ex-boyfriend really thought was crazy.  But after finding her cheating ex-boyfriend in a compromising situation with someone that isn’t her, ending a thirteen year relationship, Tasha was ready to spend a summer getting lost in her books and not answering to anyone!  What she finds when she arrives at Sand Dollar Point is more then she can handle in her already fragile state.

So you can’t help but feel for both of these characters in many ways.  Spencer who can’t even frolic around in the ocean without having someone shooting photos of him, and Tasha who’s suffering huge self-esteem issues from her ex’s betrayal and mental abuse toward her.  I loved how their relationship developed, it was a slow and steady build, and not too rushed.  I had a few small issues with the story, but overall this was a solid read with great characters and plot. It had a great set of supporting characters as well.  I would have liked to have seen some things differently but it didn’t distract from the book at all. Overall I give this one a 4 star.  I’m exited to see what happens with Jenny & Simon in the next book!



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