Wednesday, October 4, 2017

One Summer Night (At the Shore, #1)One Summer Night by Caridad Piñeiro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One Summer Night is the first book in the new At the Shore series by Caridad Piñeiro. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from Barclay Publishing via Netgalley. Maggie and Owen were childhood friends. They played together as children when their respective families visited the shore where they were next door neighbors for many Summers until some falling out happened between their fathers. Their fathers had been best friends when something broke the friendship. Neither Owen or Maggie is quite sure of the whole story, but, they do know that it involves several high-valued properties that the two friends planned to invest in together until Maggie's dad did something different. Whatever happened each man has passed the feud on through their children.

Skip to Maggie and Owen as adults, both working in their family's business. Owen's family's business is excelling and Maggie's family's business is in trouble. Her father will not change with the times and continues to make the same choices that are no longer viable in a .com era where people do not have to visit a storefront to purchase anything any longer. He has not grasped the change very well and is steadfast in his denial of any changes that Maggie wants to make. Maggie has decided to try and show him what the retail business they own with a flagship store on 5th avenue in New York, could be now with a blend of the traditional and the modern. She needs an infusion of cash to get it off the ground. Owen has the cash and his father still wants those properties and he doesn't care who he has to hurt to get them. Owen and Maggie's friendship could be much more if their fathers' feud was not in the way. One Summer Night is the story of two adult children trying to branch out on their own while keeping one foot firmly rooted to their respective families. The question is can they stand out on their own enough to give their relationship a chance or will they let the feud interfere. It is a great, romantic start to a new series. I look forward to seeing where the story goes next and I have a feeling I just might know.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so so much for taking the time to read and review my book!

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