I asked her, "What's the Appeal of Summer Romances?" and here's what she had to say:
I love a good summer romance, mostly because I think there is something so magical about those two-three months in a year that can truly be special, especially as a teen. There is a sense of urgency when you are a kid, at that time there are no responsibilities and fun is in order for each day. And without the pressure of school and keeping up appearances, romance has a chance to bloom where it might not have elsewhere.
I truly enjoy reading books taking place over the summer. There is lightness to everyone’s emotions and a carefree nature, which allows character to really get to know each other as a whole. I especially love those that have settings at the beach or on vacation. There is a chance to meet someone new and really make a vacation one to remember.
I hope ‘This Summer’ helps readers disappear from real-life for a little while to experience the magic of summer.
About THIS SUMMER
Release date: July 9, 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas - ex-boyfriends who don't seem to know what 'ex' means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn't anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.
Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt - for leaving, for coming back... Now he's just passing through to tie up loose ends but it's clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it's built on two years of lies...
This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change - again?
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About Katlyn Duncan
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.
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