Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review of One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley & Meeting her at FILWNE 

Synopsis: "Smart, mainstream contemporary romance from bestselling author Caridad Pineiro. Millions of people visit the Jersey Shore every year, for beaches, boardwalks, sand, sun, and summer fun. This romantic series features families that go back generations on the shore, their ties to New York City, and their love for the Shore, and each other.

An offer that's impossible to accept...

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family's business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she's out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn't stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he's determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he's more than just trouble with a capital T..."

My Review: I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have a few books by Pineiro waiting to be read on my shelf and I will be meeting her at the Fall in Love with New England convention coming up this weekend, so I really wanted to read her most recent release first. While the title denotes to summer, the setting is more of a fall to winter setting, which was perfect for me. It was a little predictable with a lot of the familiar issues that arise in contemporary romance to put a road block up in the couple's path. With that said, Pineiro did turn the marriage of convenience on its head a bit and that was great to see. I did enjoy the characters, and really connected with Maggie's go get them, all business attitude, but I must say that some of the side characters really captured my attention. I really enjoyed Jonathan and the brother relationship with Owen was fantastic, I am also a little attached to Carlo already and can't wait to get to that book.

My Rating: While this was a great romance for this time of year and I enjoyed the setting and characters, I just was never really able to fully settle into the story. I kept picking it up and putting it down so it took me far longer than normal to read.  I give this one a rating of Three Paws.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

You can find out more about Caridad Pineiro and her work on her Goodreads Page or Website.

One Summer Night was just released on October 3rd and you can obtain your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or print format from Barnes & Noble or check with your favorite local bookstore (if they don't have it you can ask, my local bookstore is always happy to order copies of books for me).


  1. I find that I enjoy the side characters in most of the books like this. They just seem to have more character, and I'm not as annoyed with them.

    1. I am the same, but the fun part about these romance series is that the side characters often get their own stories. I met the writer last weekend and she indicated Carlo's would be book 3.