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Spring Fever

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  8,383 ratings  ·  966 reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers herdelicious newescapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. S...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alisia
Written for : Beyond Reading

3.5 stars

Spring Fever was so essentially... sweet. When I read the blurb, I thought it was going to be an explosive reuinion - exes arguing and rehashing the past to move on. I didn't expect it to be such a tentative, loving joining.

I think the characters were well-rounded through and through, with Annajane positively shining as a strong, dedicated heroine (despite ditching her marriage) and Mason being as honest as he was. Background characters tend to lack depth, b...more
bookczuk
Not great literature, but fun enough to listen to in the car between destinations. I met the author once, and was totally charmed by her,so it's fun to pick up one of her books occasionally. Also liked the bits fo soft drink company-isms, as I once dated the son of a VP from once of our national chains. The house had the soda logo all over the place. On my first visit, there were a slew of gifts for me with the logo, too: tee shirts, tote bag, pillow, jewlery box, bracelet, earrings, socks... "W...more
Lynn Hoffmann
Chick lit books. I have a love/hate relationship with these books. I love the familiarity of them, the comfort, and the mindless page turning. But they, like many genres, have a formula. And it almost always involves a happy and far-fetched ending. In the latest book I devoured, compliments of the public library, this was certainly the case once again. In "Spring Fever" by Mary Kay Andrews, our protagonist, Annajane Hudgens, believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason. Mason, of course, is good l...more
Nancy Madacsi
The kinds of book we enjoy really are matter of personal taste. I downloaded this audiobook and actually listened to the entire book, being to lazy to download another.

Why one star? I was not able to relate to the dysfunctional characters and the illogical story line. I kept asking myself questions about the plot. For example, what exactly makes Anna Jean so important to the company? She apparently sat on her butt in her office for five years, feeling sorry for herself, watching sales decline a...more
Tammy
Spring Fever was a slow-starter for me. It had an incredible amount of back story that dragged on and was confusing at times. (I found myself getting lost between the past/present and having to re-read.) In fairness, most of the back story was needed to support the plot and romance. Eventually the story picked up pace about half-way through and I grew to like Annajane and Mason. Reading about the adorable antics of 6-year-old Sophie and her pink pocketbook made it all worth it.

Anything written b...more
Alee
This is the 3rd book in the last few weeks that I've read by Andrews. In fact, it was a review of this book that caused me to read the other ones because the older books were available at the library while I waited (i.e., name placed on the wait list).

In some ways, in an uncertain world where people's real stories often turn out horribly, it's nice to read some books where the ending is happy but plausible. This book falls in this category. Sometimes that bad things that people do catch up with...more
Laura
This is a MUST READ y'all. If you only read one MKA book, let it be this one - please!

I absolutely love MKA, and I think this is my favorite book of hers that I've read so far. She is such a talented writer and has such a beautiful way of captivating the reader's attention to a story. I love how she slowly and carefully weaves details and backstory for the characters throughout her books. I love that she constantly includes humerus southern-isms and names into the stories, which made them slight...more
Melissa Cox
This book may have been more like 4.5 stars for me....I just loved it! The small town NC setting, the Quizie/Cheerwine, the characters, all of it! Of course it all got wrapped up very neatly (too neatly?) at the end, but I expected that, and it made me happy!
Sarah
I am not quite sure what I thought. As some of my other reviews note, I enjoy love stories. But lately, I keep picking up ones where the conflict is so contrived that I just can't feel any sympathy for the characters.
What I don't understand is what was going on in the five years that Annajane and Mason were split up. Five years...is a long freakin' time!!!
I find it very hard to believe that anyone could stand working in the same office, pining over someone for five long years. And then actually...more
Erin
I was so excited to receive this galley from NetGalley. I love Mary Kay Andrews, her books are always so entertaining with great characters, and of course the setting in the south - a weakness.

Annajane had been madly in love with Mason for it seems her whole life. She stays clear of him for five years, after a short attempt at a marriage. But when she attends his wedding to Celia, a business wonder, she realizes she is definitely not over Mason, although she herself is engaged. Thankfully, Mason...more
Paul Pessolano
“Spring Fever” by Mary Kay Andrews, published by St. Martin’s Press.

Category – Fiction/Literature

This is the time of year that the call goes out for Beach Reads and Chick Lit. One of my all time favorite authors for these types of books is Mary Kay Andrews. She fits the category like a glove and never disappoints.

In a small town in North Carolina a bottler of soda pop has been in the family for generations and they are faced with some serious business problems, not to mention some even more seri...more
Beth Peninger
I really liked this book from Andrews! It's my first read from this author and I will definitely give her other books a shot. She doesn't write anything that makes you think super deep or examine yourself but she writes a good, easy story that is fun to read.
The topic of this title is a familiar one. Boy and girl were in love and aren't anymore...or are they? Add in that boy's family alternates between liking and hating girl and you've got a story. Like I said, a familiar story line that Andrew...more
Dianne
Fever by Mary Kay Andrews (Summer Rental)

*ARC Supplied by Publisher*


This is a book about second chances It is about when life hands us a ‘do-over’ do we have the depth of character and maturity to take a chance on getting things right the second time around. It is about Mason’s integrity and his abiding love of a family business that will keep a town from going under. It is about Annajanes ability to love and trust someone that she has a few doubts about.

Annajane and Mason have just such a chanc...more
Christina (Reading Extensively)
Spring Fever is a fun cinematic romance, the kind of story that would work as a romantic comedy movie. In fact it reminded me a little bit of Sweet Home Alabama. Annajane had a crush on Mason Bayless, her best friend Pokey's big brother when she was a kid but he doesn't notice her till she is 19. They have a summer fling that leaves Annjane with a broken heart when Mason seems to forget about her when he returns to college. They reconnect a few years later at Pokey's wedding when Mason convinces...more
Jennifer
Spring Fever is most definitely Andrews' best work, to date (though I can't quite reconcile the title to the story. I suppose if everyone was at as much of a loss when attempting to come up with another title as I seem to be, it's fitting enough. Still...)

I could not put this one down, and enjoyed every minute of it. The classic tale of family secrets, sibling rivalry, small-town drama (gossip), long lost love, people who are not at all what they seem to be...


My husband kept interrupting me, ask...more
Beth
Mary Kay Andrews does it again! She never disappoints! Spring Fever is a great read that keeps the pages turning. Who couldn't love a story based on Cheerwine? :)I love that Ms. Andrews seems knowledgeable about the inner workings of a bottling company and doesn't leave you asking questions. The characters are light and enjoyable to read about and the ending is quite the twist I, for once, was not expecting. I became a personal cheerleader for the main characters and even though the ending wasn'...more
Rashika (is tired)
This is definitely one of the best adult contemporaries I've read.

Lately I haven't read any good books and usually when that happens I resort to contemporary/chic lit so that I can cheer up before exploring other genres.. that didn't work this time around. I read a couple books of 'bad' books back to back and it only made me feel worse.

And then I found this.

The main reason I decided to pick this up was because it seemed to go along the lines of people who break up and then get together. I tend...more
Tiffany
Mary Kay Andrews is a splendid author and her latest novel, Spring Fever, is one of her best written books to date! The novel is set in the fictional town of Pascoe, NC. The entire town's livelihood is based on the Quixie cherry soda plant that is a local family owned business. The main characters are all tied to Quixie in some fashion and the book opens as one of the owners of Quixie, Mason, is about to get hitched. In the congregation his first wife, Annajane, (who is an employee of Quixie and...more
Yvonne
Annajane Hudgens returns to Pascoe, North Carolina for the wedding of her ex-husband, Mason Bayless, to the beautiful Celia. She has no problems attending the wedding since they were divorced several years ago and she is now engaged to a wonderful man. She is planning to leave town with her fiancé in the very near future, with a new job and a new life. She’s very much over Mason…or so she thinks.

When Mason’s five year old daughter is stricken with appendicitis before the wedding vows can be exch...more
Kristy
A good summer read, although Andrews' previous novel Summer Rental was better in my opinion. Spring Fever is a fun, laid back, comical read about Annajane Hudgens and her quest to start a new life. The Bayless family is practically royalty in Passcoe, and also happens to own one of the largest soft drink companies in the region. Annajane has worked for the family most of her life, and even married the eldest son at one point, however like everything else that seems to be happening in her life th...more
Jenn
I guess this doesn't really count as a 'read' book because I couldn't get past page 40. And I always finish! This book was just not worth my time to read. I was so happy when I picked it and see on the first page, the acknowledgments page a shout out to Salisbury, Cheerwine, and a family that I babysat for a few times. But I just couldn't care less about the plot and where I knew it was going. The author's writing style was really off putting to me too. I was just getting a grasp on the characte...more
Dana
A 402 page book started last night and finished early this afternoon? Doesn't that say it all? I LOVED, loved, loved Mary Kay Andrews' newest novel, Spring Fever. Annajane and Mason were in love and married. Now Annajane is watching Mason stand at the alter as his new bride walks towards him. Then the fun begins! There is corporate back stabbing and there are lies & secrets, some of which I never saw coming (which is a sign of a good writer!). There is love and loss and so much fun along the...more
Toto66
I have really enjoyed some of her other books. I love a book that can make me laugh out loud and I have always found this with her books. This one...eh...not so much. Although it was an easy read and kept my interest I am missing the wit brought forth in her previous books. I totally disliked Mason. I need a stronger male character and I found him lacking and kind of a wuss. I did get that the main characters loved each other but didn't really know why. And if their love was as enduring as portr...more
Sara
I have not read a book that I liked this much in such a long time. I read this book in one sitting. I was so involved in the story line and the characters that I could totally picture myself being friends with Annajane and Pokey. Even tho at times this book was predictable that was definitely a nice change. Sometimes it isn't so bad to know what is going to happen. Lots of parts were expected, but there was doozy that was completely out of left field near the end of the book which was a surprise...more
Q.
I really don't know what kind of fools they take women for to play out utterly ridiculous crap!
The hero is like all other stupid films: he hurts the person, again and again and still she is desperately in love with him. Deterred from marrying 'the crazy lady' he returns yet again to Annjane, his ex wife. Of course the crazy villain plays the I am pregnant card and because he doesn't live in the 21st century and he hasn't EVER heard the story he falls for it!
Completely unoriginal. I have no idea...more
Kerry
I always struggle with giving chick lit a 4 star review alongside meatier titles, but this one was just what I needed after a longer, more serious novel. It's honestly more of a 3.5, but I enjoyed it. I was drawn to this one since Quixie is based on Cheerwine, but I didn't see too many similarities in the town to Salisbury. Still, it's fun to read her novels set in fictional areas around North Carolina as there are always bits and pieces that I can identify with.
JG (The Introverted Reader)
Annajane Hudgens and Mason Bayless got married when they were fairly young. Both their mothers were opposed to the idea but the young lovers didn't care; they were in love. Their relationship slowly fell apart due to miscommunication, stubbornness, and the crumbling effect of both their mothers chipping away at them at every opportunity.

Five years after the divorce, Annajane is engaged to another man and attending Mason's second wedding. She finally admits to herself that she cares for him and...more
Nikki
Jul 05, 2012 Nikki rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: not sure....
I am a fan of this author so I thought I would enjoy this summer read. I guess I did like the story and characters, etc. However, I thought the book was waaaay too long. I mean does a light chick lit read really need to be 400 pages long! There were a couple of times where I was so bored and thinking "let's get on with it already" that I almost called it quits on this book. Although there were some surprises a lot of the story was predictable.
Ann
This has probably been my favorite MK Andrews book yet. I'm such a sucker for Cheerwine though that I just really loved the storyline involving the fictitious Quixie beverage which was written based on Cheerwine. The main characters feels about Quixie mirror mine about Cheerwine, so this book was just perfect for me. I finished it while at the beach, and it is a great light beach read!
Theresa Davis
It was good enough to finish. It got better as it went on but I didn't have a problem putting it down for a few days. When I really like a book, I finish it in 2 days. I'm starting to think that I shouldn't bother with books with less that 4 stars ratings. This was also the first book I've read by this author so I'm not sure I'll try others :/
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Andrews has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia. She is a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While a reporter in Savannah, GA, she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
She also publishes under the name Kathy Hogan Trocheck.

http://us.macmillan.com/author/maryka...
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