‘Strawberry Summer’ is a story of young love that captured my heart and didn’t let go until the very last page. Maggie and Courtney seem like complete opposites but the attraction between them is sweet and intense, as all first loves are. The emotional connection is so strong that neither of them can ever forget how it makes them feel. I so wanted them to be together and felt tears welling at several points in the book. As they become adults their lives change but the pull is still there. Melissa Brayden has imagined a perfect setting, amongst the strawberry fields and in the heart of small town California. Her writing is so evocative and I felt as if I was among those fields every summer with Maggie and Courtney. This is a beautiful and passionate story of a love that had me from the start.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.