PUBLISHER: Ink Monster
DATE PUBLISHED: 05th December 2017
Four years after her life-changing summer, Gigi Goldstein thinks saying goodbye to Camp Chinooka means saying hello to a brand new life. Now faced with a second chance at her career, she is filled with more hope than she’s felt in a long time. Her design house, G. Malone is taking the fashion world by storm, even attracting notice of Victoria Ellicott, the fashionable British socialite who just happens to be engaged to the future king of England. When Gigi is chosen to design the royal wedding dress, she is forced to confront her ex-fiancé, Perry Gillman, now a successful composer with a hit show on the West End.
But when Gigi learns Perry’s been dating Victoria’s sister Annabelle, who rivals her in looks, style and sophistication, Gigi can’t help but feel inadequate in everything. Her world begins to crumble as she develops a creative block so debilitating, she fears that a wedding dress of royal proportions is never going to happen. Even a budding relationship with the handsome, worldly, and charismatic Viscount Satterley can’t make her forget about Perry and her inability to get over him. As the world gears up for the wedding of the century, Gigi is on the brink of buckling under the immense pressure of the uncertainties of her future and failures of her past.
Will she be able overcome her creative paralysis to design the dress of Victoria’s dreams, or will she break down now that she has even s’more to lose?
With a four year time jump between books Gigi is now a designer and is possibly going to design the wedding dress of the future Queen of England. Unfortunately, her love life is not going so well. This sets off another fun and entertaining instalment in The Campfire Series.
It was really easy to reengage with Gigi and her life even after the huge time jump between books. The plot was funny and engaging, just like the first book in the series. Jamie was a great friend for Gigi and I particularly loved his character. I loved the “Hamilton”-esque style musical that was referenced for Perry’s career. There is just so much to love.
Overall, this was a great continuation to a brilliant, light narrative. I don’t know how I’m going to manage to wait for book three.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beth Merlin has a BA from The George Washington University where she minored in Creative Writing and a JD from New York Law School. She’s a native New Yorker who loves anything Broadway, rom-coms, her daughter Hadley, and a good maxi dress. She was introduced to her husband through a friend she met at sleepaway camp and considers the eight summers she spent there to be some of the most formative of her life. One S’more Summer is Beth’s debut novel.
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