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#67: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

From the bestselling author of Twenty Boy Summer, a talented singer loses her ability to speak after a tragic accident, leading her to a postcard-perfect seaside town to find romance.

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them.

  • Kindle: 3368 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 2, 2015)
  • ASIN: B00O66042I


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Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, #scandal, The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Twenty Boy Summer, and Fixing Delilah. Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls' Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, and nominations for YALSA Teens' Top Ten and NPR's Top 100 Teen Books. 

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading at home in the Pacific Northwest, Sarah enjoys hugging trees and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex. 

Visit her website at sarahockler.com.


REVIEW:
What a story!
I'm still swooning at the knees. Christian and Elyse couldn't be more perfect for each other. He brings her out of her shell, and she shows him to stand up for himself. Both actions are what count in the story.
Sebastian, the little sweetie pie, steals the scenes for me though. What Elyse helps him do is insoiring, especially with the world the way it is today. Elyse goes through a lot in this story. You, as a reader, go through it with her. In the end, she finds her true voice. Let me tell you, nothing sounds sweeter either.
If you haven't read this story, do so. So many of you will love it like I did. I'm left hoping for more. What happens after the cove? Yup, I wanna know. I bet, you would wanna know too, so get reading!

5/5


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Comments

  1. This looks like a sweet romance. Thanks for sharing, Freda.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. Sometimes you just can't say too much in your review because you don't want to give things away. I really want to read this one, though, so I'm glad you recommend it so highly!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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