Summer Demons by Mia Hoddell
Series: Seasons of Change #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Platform on February 26, 2014
Genres: Summer, Love, Romance
Pages: 160 : Paperback edition
Source: Received through NetGalley
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Jenna Shaw ran away to escape her past. In fact, she jumped on a plane and flew to Portugal to try and forget it. However, it turns out leaving everything behind isn’t as easy as it sounds.
She thought she could move on and break free of her fears–that if she had some space the pain would stop. But as memories resurface due to an ill-timed joke, the past crashes into her present once more and she didn’t see it coming.
Jenna’s plans for normality are derailed by the charismatic Ethan Brooks. She sees him as an annoyance; he sees her as a challenge. But as he tries every trick known to him to impress her, they only serve to push her further away. He’s never faced this problem before and Ethan has to work harder than he ever has if he wants to win over and help his mysterious girl.
A young adult romance, this novella would be a great book for teenagers or as a feel-good summer read.
Short, sweet and excellent! Mia Hoddell has created complex characters and a well rounded plot in the space of a mere 160 pages, so bravo! I loved this book! You can clearly see how Jenna grows through a short amount of time and Ethan is simply Hottie McHottie pants (no complaining though wink wink).
Not only did I like the budding romance, but this is just one of those feel-good summer romance stories that take you back to the sun and surf (especially since the autumn chill is starting to set in here at school). Even though I wish it could have been a little longer, I still think the story works really well because it leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. Hopefully there will be some hints in the next one of the series (even though I know that one is about Jenna’s friend Amy).
Nevertheless, I am excited to start the next novella in the series and can’t wait to see what Mia Hoddell has in store for us next!