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Summer is here, and the loving is easy!


Slake your thirst for romance with Summer Lovin'—an anthology for lazy days and summer sunshine.


Go skinny-dipping in a disused quarry. Hang out with the boys in the band. Meet a bad boy made good, and one with a shy smile that hides a dark secret. Or maybe get your heart pillaged by a Viking re-enactor.


With gentle humour, hot sauce an...more
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Published August 14th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published August 12th 2013)
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Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
If you are not familiar with these authors, then this anthology is a fabulous way to have a little nosy at what they have to offer, it's an excellent read and one certainly not to be missed!

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I am a sucker for love stories and one that develops from a summer romance… well, that just about melts my heart. I am not however usually a fan of anthologies, my own experience of them thus far has been a couple of great stories with others seemingly thrown is as padding! NOT SO with Summer Lovin, firstly,...more
Macky
I read Winter Warmers and loved it so I knew I was in for a treat when I started reading this fabulous anthology and what a treat it was! Five decent length stories packed into an EXTREMELY reasonably priced book and not one of them a disappointment for me personally at all. All based around the idea of a Summer fling on both sides of the pond ( UK and US ) there's a lovely mix of humour, fun, angst, quirky and of course a huge dollop of hot romance. I thought each and everyone delivered on pu...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Aug 21, 2013 Mandy*reads obsessively* is currently reading it
Shelves: anthology, m-m
I'll be reading and reviewing each one, so this might take a while. :)

Summer Hire By Chrissy Munder 3.65*
This one started pretty fluffy, Jim has graduated and can't seem to find a job, his friend Cheryl gets him one working at a summer rental place and he immediately falls in lust with his new boss. Falls being the operative word here, it seems for some reason Jim is a total and complete klutz around Jim.
But as the summer goes on Jim becomes more serious and sees Aaron as more than just a r...more
J.L. Merrow
This is the second anthology from Pink Squirrel Press, featuring stories by me, Josephine Myles, Clare London, Chrissy Munder and Lou Harper. The stories all have summer settings, and are all very different. Here's a little about mine, Lost and Found on Lindisfarne:

I've always been fascinated by Vikings, and growing up on an island (the Isle of Wight) other islands have a deep emotional pull for me too. So when I got the chance to visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne up off the coast of Northumb...more
Lou Harper


It was two winters ago that the five of us published Winter Warmers, so it was high time to produce another one. This time all the stories are a bit longer. Mine, Werewolves of Venice Beach, came out to about 15,000 words.

There are many beaches along the coast of L.A. but I like Venice for its quirkiness. No wonder my first book, Hanging Loose, took place there too. The only area I don't like is the boardwalk--it's a grimy, tacky tourist trap. If you're new in town you must check it out once, if...more
Eli Easton
After reading Macky's review, I thought I'd grab this since I love J.L. Merrow. Great value price on ARE($2.99)! I'll rate the stories as I read them.

Summer Hire by Chrissy Munder - 3.5 stars -- Jim is a new computer/software college grad who takes a job for the summer in a mechanics garage and is crushing on his muscular, tatted, hunky boss. This story promised a lot of UST and delivered for the bulk of the story. The romance was good if not especially unique. I really liked the setting-- a lak...more
Josephine Myles
The starting point for my Summer Lovin’ story was the idea of wild swimming—and most particularly, swimming underwater. Now I’ve always been a water baby. I was lucky enough to grow up with access to a private swimming pool (not my parent’s, but their landlady’s), so I spent every summer swimming as much as I could. I was never all that bothered by swimming lengths competitively, but I loved messing about in the water and particularly swimming underwater. I could hold my breath for ages and used...more
Serena Yates
This is a refreshing, fun, and very summer-y anthology of entertaining stories that made me smile. All of them are set in the UK, and they all conveyed a feeling of lightness and enjoyment - even the one I kept expecting to take a darker turn. It didn't, and I loved that.

Summer Hire by Chrissy Munder captivated me right from the start. I mean, a story with a first sentence that reads "Jim Carlson had nothing against porn." is bound to be funny, right? Well, that or seriously hot. Turns out it is...more
Clare
Aug 15, 2013 Clare added it
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It was huge fun and an honour to work with my friends and fellow authors of Pink Squirrel Press on another anthology - this time celebrating summer lovin'. I love the complementary mix of our different styles and stories - it means the anthology has something for everyone.

My story had been brewing for a long time - the idea that a man's happiness can turn completely on a few words dropped in conversation. It happens to my previously easy-going fun-loving hero Joe. He's working in a fish and chi...more
Jenre
I always know that I'm going to be in for a great read when I pick up an anthology from this particular publisher because it's made up of five favourite authors. I really enjoyed their Winter Warmers anthology and this one turned out to be equally as wonderful. I shall take each story in turn.

Summer Hire By Chrissy Munder
The anthology kicks off with a sultry tale of mutual attraction. Jim is working for his friend's boat hire place in the hope that after the summer one of the many job applicatio...more
Nathan Burgoine
"Summer Hire," by Chrissy Munder

This was a cute and fun little story about a summer job. Jim is a techy kind of guy, a bit of a network nerd and more than a little clumsy, and when he first sees the man who will be his boss all summer, it's like he's watching the start of one of his porn DVDs - hot man, tattoos, mechanic overalls, muscles... Aaron is definitely fine - but he's also Jim's boss. That the chemistry between the two of them is obvious doesn't help, and neither does Jim's constant str...more
Mandi
Overall I'd give this one 3.5 stars.

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Rachel
I'm really enjoying this anthology so far...I will try to leave little reviews for each story as I read them.

Summer Hire, by Chrissy Munder - 3.5 stars - I really enjoyed this. I thought it was very sweet and also thought that for a short story there was a lot of story in this too. Loved the ending and also really enjoyed the characters.

Lost & Found on Lindisfarne, by JL Merrow - 4 stars - I really loved this! Cute story and I loved the viking! Yum!

Salt ‘n’ Vinegar, by Clare London - 3 sta...more
Sammy Goode
4.5 stars

The anthology Summer Lovin offers a variety of short stories from some of today’s most popular M/M authors. From the paranormal to the contemporary, this novel has something for most every taste. However, lest you think it is all light reading, there is a particularly dark offering amidst the lighter reads in this novel. All the stories come with happy ever afters and each gives us their unique spin on falling in love during the hot summer months.

First up is Chrissy Munder’s Summer Hire...more
Cynthia
To read my full review, please visit http://onsilverwingz.blogspot.com/201...

This anthology is a compilation of several amazing works in the M/M romance genre. Each short story features a summer theme and will give you a taste of all the flavors of summer romance.


Summer Hire by Chrissy Munder
3.5 Stars

Jim is a computer programmer without a job and Aaron needs another helping hand at the garage for his boat retail business. Despite their initial attraction, they are held back by their boss-employe...more
Liam Grey
Five stories of summer love from five fantastic authors.

I liked all of the stories in this anthology. Clare London's "Salt & Vinegar" was the flattest for me. I loved the descriptions of the Brighton shore, but at the end, (view spoiler) It wasn't bad by any means, it just worked a little less well than the other stories for me.

All of the stories brought somethin...more
Marlobo
Overall 3.5 stars

This is a rare thing, an anthology which I have liked all the stories in. Some more than other ones, that's a matter of taste. But everyone with a really good quality threshold IMHO.

Summer Hire by Chrissy Munder - 3,5 stars
Cute

Lost and Found on Lindisfarne by JL Merrow - 3,5 stars
Charming

Salt ’n’ Vinegar by Clare London - 3 stars
Lightly sad

Werewolves of Venice Beach by Lou Harper - 3 stars
Very good and dissimilar characters

By Quarry Lake by Josephine Myles - 4 stars
Sweet.
The Novel Approach Reviews
This Summer Lovin’ is truly a blast! A hot and sweet confection good enough on a cold winter’s night! “Lovin’” is an anthology worth reading. The main theme is summer romances that turn into something more when the weather turns colder.

Check out the 5 star review at The Novel Approach: http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/20...
Idamus
Aug 24, 2013 Idamus rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Summer Hire: 3.5 stars. Cute and fun, but the guys didn't quite catch me

Lost and Found...: 3 stars. Lovely, I liked the atmosphere a lot

Salt 'n' Vinegar: 1 star. Well written, but I didn't get the MCs

Werewolves of Venice Beach: No rating as I don't read shifters

By Quarry Lake: 3.5 stars. Lovely, but I wished for a few more pages to flesh out the reunion
Kyra
Summer Hire by Chrissy Munder 3.5 stars
Lost And Found On Landisfarne by JL Merrow 4 stars
Salt and Vinegar by Clare London 2.5 stars
Werewolves of Venice Beach by Lou Harper 3 stars
By Quarry Lake by Josephine Myles 2.5 stars
MostlyDelores
High quality fluff, exactly what I wanted. A rare anthology with not a dud in the lot, by authors who are mostly auto-buys for me. Some English, some American, some dabbling in a wee bit of angst, all enjoyable. If I had to pick a favorite, it might be JL Merrow's, but only if I had to.
Elci
I'm not a big fan of short stories as I feel a lot is skipped over. Some stories I liked a lot though and wished they were longer. The ones I did like were perfect summer lovin' niblets full of sunshine and lollipops.

Suze
May 27, 2014 Suze rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Suze by: Won at Sinfully Sexy Books blog
I really liked all of these stories - lots of hot summer fun. The blurbs cover it all without spoiling but the feel of hot summer days come through. All well written and feel like longer tales.
Adrianamae
For the total anthology 3.5

Stories by rating
Chrissy Munder 2.75
J.L. Merrow 3.5
Clare London 3.75 (surprisingly complicated story for such short length)
Lou Harper 3.5
Josephine Myles 3.5
Portia
I am not a big fan of the anthology. But, this is an exception to my rule. Each of the stories is fresh and engaging, without feeling like a beach movie gone bad. HIghly recommend.
jules0623
The first story didn't really grab me but the others are all lovely.
LDL
2-3 stories that were okay, the rest were either 'meh' or worse.
Kat
3.5 stars rounded up
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