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Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

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Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary/Romance

Release Date: 5/5/09

About the Book: Quinn is an indie music girl who is spending her summer in Austin, TX interning at her favorite indie music label and searching for her perfect summer fling. In her mind her perfect fling is a music guy, he's hip, cute, and fits Quinn's cool indie lifestyle. So why can't she stop thinking about the cowboy frat boy next door?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I read this one as part of the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I thought it would be a quick read, which it was, but I found myself taking it slower because I didn't want it to end. I LOVED it! I've been in a reading slump the last week or so and Melissa Walker helped me get out of it and find a book where I was totally drawn in.

Quinn is great-she's this cool indie music girl, and I could totally relate to her. I wanted to be the indie music girl in college (my undergrad degree is actually in Communications/Radio) and I spent a semester studying music biz on Martha's Vineyard. I was pulled back to my college years of concerts, music conversations and crushes on indie music band boys. The thing I loved about Quinn is that she is kind of girlie-even if she doesn't want to admit it. :)

And then there's Russ-sigh. So cute, so funny, and totally crush worthy! All the supporting characters had depth and were interesting and I felt like I really got to know everyone, which I really enjoyed.

The cover may look like a typical chick lit romance, but this has so much more. Yes, it's a romance, but even if you usually snub romance, I would suggest picking this one up. It's more a story of Quinn, her crazy summer, what she learns about people and there just happens to be some very hot boys! It's the perfect book to kick off your summer. I will definitely be re-reading this one.


  1. I just bought this one from Amazon recently and I really hope to read it soon, as it DOES seem like the perfect book for summer. I'm such a music lover, so it really jumped out at me for that one!


  2. Yay, a new book to buy with payday this week. And it's paperback, even better. Sounds like a fab summer read.

    I am unfortuantely not going to ALA this summer. My library was already pretty set on who was going and who was not when I came in, in February. But I'm sure it's going to be great and you'll probably get a chance to get many ARCs, lucky lady!

  3. This sounds so good! If it's by Melissa Walker, then I'm definitely checking it out. *Adds to Amazon list*

  4. Thanks so much, Sarah! I'm thrilled that you liked LOVESTRUCK SUMMER!


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