Review: Summer of Irreverence by Catherine Goldstein



summer of irreverence

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date Published: 6th July 2016

Pages: 172



Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.

Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.

When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?



This book is a quick, light-hearted read with some brilliant character building for such a quick read. The great thing about a quirky contemporary romance is that the situations (while entirely hilarious) are plausible. In a distant, far off galaxy they could very well happen.

 I literally laughed out loud when I found out Summer’s full name. This character, who needed to get out of her life to appreciate herself is very relatable. Her development through the book and her history of relationships made me love this woman even more. I was rooting for her by the end.

The side-characters in this book just added to my enjoyment. I loved that Summer had her BFF who added to the storyline and was able to facilitate letting out Wild Summer (or as wild as she can be). I think I adored the interactions between these girls so much.

This was a quick ride through the burgeoning relationship of Summer when she decides that she needs a change. And why not a Rockstar? I can see the logic in that… right? I am giving this book a rating of 4.25 / 5. I am now going to look for more by this author.


Keep Calm and Read On,



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