Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Summer Sunsets (October Breezes #2)” as Want to Read:
Summer Sunsets (October Breezes #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Summer Sunsets (October Breezes #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  944 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
In October Breezes, Devin Abbott almost lost the one person who mattered most—Skye Williams. Following a rape and an abortion she'd never counted on, she'd believed suicide the only answer, yet Devin saved her, leaving them both struggling to make sense of a future that included Skye and Devin separating for college. Sometimes, however, the past refuses to leave.

After coll
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published (first published January 6th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Summer Sunsets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Summer Sunsets

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,074)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mar 02, 2015 Esther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!! It was perfect for the end of this history.

It gave the ending Skye deserves and I loved how it was in Devin’s point of view. Great way to see what’s inside his head. Sometimes I screaming to the book cause I was getting annoyed with how Skye was acting.

I totally love Devin and his capacity to love Skye despite all the things she did to push him away.
Apr 06, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
oook... can anyone please tell me were the guys like Devin are? He is such a cutie!
But, even though, I liked the closure given to the first one and is a happy one indeed does not make any better the leisure of trying to care about Skye...OH MY GOD, woman! Yeah, we know you've been trough enough but come on! Poor Devin pouring his soul out and you just give him a you that is not even a pretty version of yourself? It was so difficult to accept that at the end she was the one and only that would m
May 31, 2014 Snu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Las segundas partes nunca fueron buenas y esta no es la excepción, para haceros un poco a la idea podéis leer la reseña del primer libro aquí.

Después de todo lo sucedido en el primer libro, Skye y Devin se reúnen en su pueblo después de terminar la universidad.

Devin sigue enamorado de Skye e intenta por todos los medios que ella confié en él para así tener la oportunidad de pedirle matrimonio. A pesar de todos sus esfuerzos, cuando parece que ella comienza a confiar en él y las cosas van mejoran
Nov 11, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I'm such a sucker for happy endings! I don't want to give anything away so I'll keep this as spoiler free as possible. This was the sequel to October Breezes and it was told from Devin's point of view. I loved that we got to be inside his head this time and we got to see Skye from a different perspective as well. Devin was such a well written character and he was so protective and loyal to Skye it made me love him that much more. His fierce love and devotion to Skye really made a difference in h ...more
Josefina D
El primero me hizo sufrir tanto que no supe si leer el segundo, obviamente a esta autora le gusta hacer sufrir a sus personajes, mucho drama, muchas lágrimas, mucha emoción, no sé si estime mucho a la protagonista, Skye, pero Devin merece un premio, es un amor y nunca deja de serlo
Jun 27, 2011 LeAnn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I did like this book. I thought it gave Skye the ending she deserves and I loved how it was in Devin's point of view. It definitely put things in a whole new perspective, which may have hurt Skye's character a little.

I found her to be annoying throughout the entire book. It's been 5 years since the first book so one would assume that she had somewhat healed from what happened. Well, time and college did nothing to help her, apparently. She still acted like the same broken teenager from the fi
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I want to smack Skye over her stupid head! I am really angry and disappointed with Summer Sunsets.

You would think 5 years after the rape,abortion and suicide attempt her she would somehow move on and forget it ever happened-but NOOO,she kept acting weird(till last 3 chapters).

Th only good thing about this book is Devin. He is such a great guy. And he is the only reason Summer Sunsets gets 2 stars rating rather than 1.
Lily Smith
~ 3 stars ~
I really enjoyed this book and it was the perfect ending for Skye and Devin.

I love how Devin relentlessly pursues Skye to make her understand his love for her. He won't give up and I love that's he's always trying and is always there for her when she pushed him away time and time again.

In this final book of the series, we can really see how Skye is trying to work through all of her problems but is terrified to act on her feelings for Devin as she feels like she's damaged goods and sh

¡Que preciosidad!

Os invito a leer mi reseña de esta joyita tan conmovedora, y que tiene un protagonista del que resulta imposible no enamorarse: DEVIN (LL).

May 19, 2015 Kami rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was only slightly better than the first book.

It's set about 7 years after Skye was raped, had an abortion and then attempted suicide.

I definitely preferred Devin's POV to Skye's.

But, that said, Skye is still too self involved for my liking. She's still so defensive that she is unlikable. Never once does is occur to her to address the stress Devin faced after he found her following her suicide attempt.

The focus is still all about protecting Skye and that's not realistic. Despite the t
Jul 07, 2011 Morgan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
Click here to read more YA book reviews at READING, EATING AND DREAMING

October Breezes was the BOMB (Pun intended). Summer Sunsets is the AFTERMATH.

Summer Sunets, the sequel to October Breezes by Maria Rachel Hooley, continues the story of Skye Williams and Devin Abbott. This story, told in Devin’s perspective, picks up years later after Skye and Devin have graduated from separate colleges.

In October Breezes Skye battles through many life-altering obstacles, almost losing herself in the process
Dec 14, 2011 Devyani rated it liked it
it was such a pretty book considering it being from Devin's point of view this time :)

Summer Sunsets by Maria Rachel Hooley is the sequel to October Breeze and is set 5 years after the events that happened in the first book .
Skye and Devin had parted ways to go to college and now they're back to the same old town where they faced things which literally rocked their world upside down .

Skye has still not been able to cope up with the past . the rape and Abortion had smashed her soul and things hav
Marilla Kennell
All right! Well, I finished the second book in the October Breezes series and can't say I was disappointed, but that was because I wasn't expecting much. The first book was so good it didn't really require a sequel, and I'm probably being generous with a 3.0 rating. Even though I still loved the story, I felt it took a turn for the worse as characters that I hoped to see grow and develop stayed the same and just ended up looking pathetic. I'm so sorry to say that because I love Skye and Devin!

There is a measure of safety in blindness, but you can’t find happiness in safety, no matter how much you want to.

Appena chiuso “October breezes” e scoperto che esisteva un sequel pubblicato all’inizio di quest’anno, mi sono detta che dovevo procurarmelo e leggerlo immediatamente. Detto fatto. E mi sono letteralmente innamorata di “Summer sunsets”. Stupendo. E soprattutto ho adorato la copertina semplicemente favolosa. Quel ragazzo è meraviglioso. XD

Sono passati cinque anni dalla fine di “Octobe
Vanessa Gilbert
Jun 13, 2014 Vanessa Gilbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dios, ¿Qué decir?
Bueno probablemente debería empezar diciendo que hubo ocasiones en las que quería ahorcar a Skye por ser tan terca. Realmente amé a Devin, no puedo creer como nunca se marchó a pesar de todo el tiempo que transcurrió, todas las cosas que Skye hacia para empujarlo lejos de ella; él me recuerda alguien muy cercano a mi, admiro de los dos su paciencia y su capacidad de amar. Mi deseo es que cada chica en el mundo encuentre su Devin.
Ahiret Sanchez Francisco
Amo a Devin porque ha tenido mucha paciencia con Skye, ella no confía en nadie ni en ella misma, el estrés postaborto se muestra muy extremo... haciendo que ella no quiere que nadie la ame, el final es el esperado y los miedos siempre van a estar presente pase lo que pase hasta que tal vez mueras pero si los compartes con alguien pueden ser mejores para ambos... simple y sencillos confianza :)
Clary ♡.
May 29, 2013 Clary ♡. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Ok i had so much time this book for read and I accept that I read because I love the first one "October Breezes" and yeah the first one was more interesting this is the related for Devin and well I always reads books when who talk is the girl I guess that is a bad habit for me. Anyway i had to read this book and well I like it but was a litlle bured for me because was the same and the same I mean Devin want be to Skye and she isn't because She's scare and I understand her totally because all to ...more
Laura's Book Addiction
Jan 24, 2011 Laura's Book Addiction rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, kindle
Summer sunsets is told five years after October Breezes and is told in Devin's P.O.V which I loved as hearing a story told my a boy was a nice change from what i normaly read.

Devin and Skye are still trying to come to terms with all that happened five years ago and how they have both changed. Devin is still totaly in love with Skye even tho she dosen't think she deserve's his love because of the choices she made in Octomber Breezes I loved how he still waited for Skye to love him even tho she k
Jul 07, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This book was not as good as the first one. Don't get me wrong, I still sat down and devoured it and pretty much loved every single second of it. However, there were some things that bothered me about it that just made it not quite as good as the first one. I really enjoyed that it was told from Devin's perspective rather than Skye's.

The few issues (and they are really minor) were that some of the book seemed not realistic. There were some phrases that Devin said that in today's world, a 23 or
Aug 16, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow. i couldn't put this book down. even those the grammatical errors got me again but besides that it was great reading a book in a guys POV. great way to see what's inside his head. sometimes i was just screaming to the book cause i was getting annoyed with how Skye was acting like everyone is out to get her while all Devin wanted to do is love her and spend his life with her. i really wished the whole time they were in high school he professed his love to her.. and i kind of wanted Kellin to ...more
So, I'm not entirely sure how I felt about this one. It definitely had a bit of the same preachy feel the first book did. And while I did like finding out how things worked out for Devin and Skye, I kind of felt like this book wasn't completely necessary either. It felt like even though there was a lot that happened, nothing actually really happened (does that make sense?).

(view spoiler)
✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
Okayy.. there's pretty much lots of reasons why i didn't exceptionally love this book. I was so excited to read it. But all seem to do to me is resent Skye. Its like she didn't really give much on the book. It was all Devin. I know is from Devin's pov but hello? i little bit from Skye wouldn't hurt. It was all about how Devin knows everything about Skye. Its like before Skye breathes, Devin knows it already.. at first it was okay because he kinda sounded sweet, but no way in hell did i expect th ...more
Karla Mendoza
Jul 27, 2012 Karla Mendoza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, others
I loved this book!!!! it was perfect for the end of this history, i cried with them, they overcame all the problems, Devin is a really good guy, his love is loyal and impossible to find in our present, the most interesting of the book is that is from Devins perspective, he tells us his part of the history. All the book is really touching, Skye is a really hurted person and she thinks that don't deserves be happy, but Devin it's always there for her, he is the only one that can save her from her ...more
Apr 25, 2014 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked that it was devin's pov, but wish we would have heard a little from Skye's pov. Glad of how it ended, since I didn't care how first book ended. Really liked Devin. A book I had to read just because I felt first book wasn't complete.
Jun 14, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, favs, ebooks
I was so excited when I reached the end of October Breezes and saw that it had a sequel. I think this book would have done better alternating Devin and Skye's perspectives because Skye is a much more complex character than Devin is and it was a little limiting not knowing what was going on in her head. It was also frustrating because she'd do something and there wouldn't be that incite into her head we had in the first book. In the first book I was dying for a look into Devin's head because I co ...more
Apr 23, 2012 Jillian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
refreshing book! 5 stars!!

i really loved the struggles devin had to encounter before skye destroys her wall completely.. well not actually destroy.. you get the point. ;) in the end, this book would be highly recommended for coming of age and other teenagers who have , might have, already have experienced this kind of encounter. either way, i salute all of you out there. :)

as for ma'am hooley, her exceptional skills in expressing a POV of a person who has clearly been through a lot in the fir
J.M. Pierce
Dec 21, 2011 J.M. Pierce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was impressed at how well Maria captured the male perspective. I know not all males would make the decisions or behave as Devin was portrayed, but I know there were many times while reading this book that I reflected on my youth. I could identify with Devin's desperation and frustration. There were times that I wanted to reach into the book and smack him in the head, and there were times where I wanted to smack Skye as well. Decisions made in emotional times are seldom the best, and I think th ...more
MB Mulhall
A nice conclusion to the previous book. I enjoyed that this one is told from Devin's point of view and I love the flashbacks to the previous book from his POV.

I felt the characters were better developed in this story, more believable than the prior. The only issue I had is sometimes they did not talk like "young adults" which can be something an adult author can struggle with when writing younger characters. It wasn't often or totally off putting, but I definitely stopped on occasion and thought
Oct 10, 2012 Eshani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I went straight on to this after reading October breezes and just WOW!!

It was good!

I have to say since ive never been in the situation i dont know how i would deal
So i cant make assumptions about Skye taking so long and to accept that she could be loved

I ABSOLUATELY LOVED Devin!!!....I WANT a Devin!!

It was a Great ending and seemed to give Closure to not just the characters but the reader as well!!

This is not a stand alone book so PlZ read October Breezes Before reading this unders
Jul 04, 2012 Euge_ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Primero que nada...el cover book es HERMOSO.
Realmente puedo ver a Devin y Skye...y Devin besandole la frente como lo hizo en todo el libro. *sigh*

Me gusto mucho.
No fue tan bueno como el primero, aunque sinceramente,para mi, no era necesario una sequel, pero de todas maneras me engancho, ame, devore. Y al ser de Devin mucho mas.

El pov de Devin era algo que queria desde el libro anterior y aca esta y prueba que es THE PERFECT GUY.
Donde hay mas chicos como el? Necesito urgente. lol

3 stars.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 69 70 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Unloved
  • Emerge
  • Saving Face
  • Intertwined
  • After Their Vows
  • I Was Never Yours
  • Taming Tai (Rock Hard, #3)
  • Always Been You
  • Silence
  • Geek Girl
  • Talania - A Trip down Memory Lane (Lost Love, #1)
  • Dream Chaser
  • Witch Vamp Were?  (Huntingdawn,  #2)
  • Anywhere but Here
  • The Wrong Path
  • Unbreakable Love
  • Christmas Showdown (Burstyn Blue, #1)
  • Blurred Lines (The Line Between, #1.5)

Other Books in the Series

October Breezes (2 books)
  • October Breezes (October Breezes #1)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“There is a measure of safety in blindness, but you can't find happiness in safety, no matter how much you want to.” 17 likes
“Right then I should have also thought about the curve balls coming my way, but sometimes it’s really hard to see things until theyhit you upside the head. Then it’s too late.” 8 likes
More quotes…