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Summer Dreaming

(Hot in the Hamptons #1)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  42 reviews
I’m looking for a hero. Not.
You’d think as a new college grad I’d be looking for the perfect job and the perfect man. Well, I’m not. Summer is here and instead of plotting my future, I’m playing in the Hamptons with my two best friends. Sun and sex is all I’m looking for. Then I meet Sean Dempsey, my fantasy lifeguard in the flesh. But he is more than just a hot bod with a
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Published August 4th 2015 by Liz Matis
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Hannah
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC REVIEW

Each book is a stand alone, it isn't necessary to read all three of them but it's nice to get the whole picture if you do. The story of this book was good it was entertaining, I just didn't care for the characters. Sex on the first date isn't really what I enjoy reading, I like the build up the sexual tension.

Kelsey is at a crossroads in her life, she just graduated and now she doesn't know if she wants to settle with a job back home or continue her education in Europe. But for now sh
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Ianka
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
ARC given by author for an honest review

Oh wow!!! Didn't know what to expect from Liz Matis but honey did you deliver!!

Fresh from graduation and trying to figure out life (and how to fund it) Kelsey decides that she will just put life on the back burner and enjoy summer. Sean, tried of all the rich stuck up girls (and heartbroken) that the Hamptons brings wasn't looking for anyone. But as we have it fate would intervene. The first initial meeting was funny to me. I felt for Kelsey on her emotion
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Katrina Marie
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More Review
I adored Kelsey and Sean.  They are both fun and have their own reasons as to why this thing they have going on has to be just a fling.  Kelsey is smart, funny, and doesn't exactly know what she wants to do with her life.  After losing her father she's adrift. She does everything she can to keep from falling for Sean, but it's hard to do when he's as sweet and caring as he is.  Sean is set to follow in the family tradition aft
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Eunice Lan
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Summer Dreaming
 
Author: Liz Matis
 
Genre:  Romance
 
Publication Year: 2015
 
Source: Arc was given for an Honest Review
 
Rating: 4 Stars
 
 
 
Blurb:
I’m looking for a hero. Not. 
You’d think as a new college grad I’d be looking for the perfect job and the perfect man. Well, I’m not. Summer is here and instead of plotting my future, I’m playing in the Hamptons with my two best friends. Sun and sex is all I’m looking for. Then I meet Sean Dempsey, my fantasy lifeguard in the flesh. But he is more th
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Landslide
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Summer Dreaming is the first in a series focused on three very different friends, but all dealing with the beginning of adulthood. Kelsey, Leigh and Storme met in college and became best friends. Now that they've graduated, and before having to deal with the uncertainties of the future, they've decided to spend the Summer at Storme's family house at the Hamptons.

The protagonist of this first novella is Kelsey Mitchell, and he
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Lady
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-editions
More Than Summer Fun?



This was a really fun listen! I recommend listening with earbud or headphones so noone else overhears the steamy bits! You also might want to listen at home alone to avoid having to explain why you are laughing like a lunatic :)



This series is written by three separate authors but is probably best listened to (or read) in order. This is the first book.


Kelsey has just graduated college and is gearing up for one last summer of fun before she decides what to do with her life.
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Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the series' blog tour promotions.

Of course there's going to be a hot summer series, and of course, it's going to be glamorous, steamy, and set in the Hamptons. Yes. That's what the Hot In The Hamptons trio of novellas is about. Add the fact that the series is written by three popular and talented contemporary romance authors of this generation, well, there's nothing more that needs to be said. It'll
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Bette Hansen
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the books in the Hot in the Hamptons novella trilogy that chronicles the last summer three newly graduated friends share before starting their post college lives.

Kelsey isn't sure what's next for her. Her plans for the summer are sun, fun, and relaxation before she has to make any big decisions or try to figure out how to finance her next step. Never does she expect to meet someone like Sean Dempsey. Local boy, lifeguard, hot as hell but he turns out to be so much more. After wat
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Melissa
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Sweet Sexy Summer Read
This is one of the books (the first) in the Hot in the Hamptons trio, and while it is not necessary to read all three it gives you a nicer fuller picture. These stories take place of course in the Hamptons, land of glamour and excess. A perfect setting for a sexy summer fantasy. This author grabs your attention right away and keeps you turning the pages until the very end and you just HAVE to move on to the next book in the trio. This is a fun, funny, sexy read. There is
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Carol-Ann
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Read beautifully written a book and series not to be missed! Loved the chemistry and relationship between Sean Dempsey Lifeguard and this college Grad Kelsey Mitchell she was looking for fun and a fling that leads to a lot more than she expected from this summer romance! Love the Relationship between her friends and love the humor, first Book I have read by Liz Matis it won't be my last love her writing style and Humor! I received this Advance Copy for an honest review!
Josephine
It was a good enough read mainly because of the characters who are both admirable in their own special ways. What I did not like were the spelling errors in a few pages and some grammatical ones. I didn't feel right about how fast they fell in love to the point of proposing marriage on Sean's part, especially Sean's part considering they have a lot of things to accomplish for themselves. But I understand that it had to be a happy ever after so I guess it was fine.
Lynn Lim
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book and thought: "What a Phenomenal, stupendous, wonderful, loving HEA book?" I have, this one! OK, I have used most of the words that I normally do in my description of a book. I will definitely be using them again throughout this review!

Ms. Matis does a phenomenal job writing the story of Kelsey and Sean. This was a wonderful, wonderful beginning to this trilogy! I love the way Sean and Kelsey's story starts with a summer fling, and drastically changes. Moreover, it chang
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LJT
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Summer Dreaming by Liz Matis! Hot in the Hamptons is a brand new trilogy about three recent Penn State grads spending their last summer together before they embark on their post college lives. This story is about Kelsey Mitchell, a smart and hot young woman that is still unsure about her adult future. Moving back home to Georgia or studying architectural engineering in Europe, are just two options she is seriously considering. At this moment in time however, she wants to channel all her ...more
Elizabeth
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, fresh, and steamy - a perfect summer read! Summer Dreaming, part of the Hot in the Hamptons series, is a must. I have been a big fan of Jennifer Probst, another author from the Hot in the Hamptons series, for a long time, and I was introduced to Liz Matis through her book in this series, Summer Dreaming. I am SO glad I was, and I will be adding Liz to my "must read" author list! Three girlfriends are hanging out the Hamptons for the summer to relax, spend time with each other, and figure so ...more
Kimberley
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 sweet, sexy, perfect short STARS!!

ARC graciously provided by the author, for an honest review!!! And, I am SO glad I read it!!!

I've never read Liz Matis, and I have never been to the Hamptons..... but reading Summer Dreaming made me FEEL like I spent the weekend with this sexy, fun-loving trio!!!!

If you haven't heard about this hot little series of Novellas, Hot in the Hamptons, let me enlighten you. Three authors got together, and put together a series of novellas, based around the Hamptons
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Bff Book Blog
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-rated-reviews
Hot in the Hamptons is just that – HOT, HOT, HOT! This set of 3 novellas is the quintessential beach read! They’re fast, fun and super sexy! I absolutely fell in love with Kelsey and Sean, Leigh and Nick, Storme and Holden.

Kelsey fulfills her life-long lifeguard fantasy with the super sexy Sean!

Leigh shares her most life altering secret with the sure and steady Nick.

Storme and Holden put their lives and expectations on hold to diacover if their chemistry is the real deal and OMG, You’ll want to
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Beatriz Perez
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved, LOVED this one!!

I was graciously offered an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I previously read one of her other books and loved it, so of course I said yes. I'm so happy I did. I absolutely loved this story. This is the perfect summer read. It's fast paced, sweet, funny, romantic and sexy. Kelsey and Sean meet by chance at a gas station when she is arriving to the Hamptons where she is spending the summer with her two best friends. Sean is a lifeguard
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Maria Rose
This is one of three stories with linked characters written by three different authors, though each can be read as a standalone. The basic premise is that three girlfriends are spending a summer together at the Hampton's before one of them gets married. In this particular story, Kelsey is determined to live it up a little bit and when she meets lifeguard Sean, the "Hampton Hottie" a summer fling seems like just the thing to lift her spirits. I thought the two of them had a lot of chemistry toget ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Hot in the Hamptons Series has everything you want in a summer read. Three novellas that pack the punch of full length novels, sex, fun, sun, love, sexy leading men and ladies and happily ever afters!

Summer Dreaming
Kelsey is excited to spend the summer with her friends in the Hamptons before moving on with the rest of her life. After meeting Sean, the sexy life-guard, her summer turns into passionate nights in the dunes and steamy kisses on the beach. Sean isn't just a life-guard. He saves his m
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HeatherP
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Summer Dreaming is a fun, perfect summer read. It depicts how true love can take over no matter how hard you fight it or how bad you think you don't want it.
Sean Dempsey is the local hot lifeguard of The Hampton's. He's only looking to have his last bit of fun this summer before going away to boot camp. That is until he meets Kelsey Mitchell who's originally from Georgia, and just graduated from Penn State with an architecture engineering degree. Kelsey is not sure what she wants to do with the
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Jennifer Schultheis
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-for-me
Summer Dreaming is quick, sexy & sweet.

Lifeguard Sean is the perfect person to play out Kelsey’s fantasy. Only when having fun ends up becoming more, how are they going to navigate a future together?

I enjoyed the characters very much. I adored Kelsey. She’s sassy, southern and has real emotions. She’s still hurting over her dad’s death, which is understandable, and doesn’t hide her emotions or apologize for it.
The romance is sweet and I loved seeing Kelsey face her fear over losing another
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Tina Brimlow
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given the privilege of receiving an ARC of Summer Dreaming by Liz Matis. I have to admit this is the first book I have read of hers. I loved it. I just love how she made the characters seem more real. And the situations are real to some who have actually gone through it.

Kelsey whom just graduated from college drives down to the Hamptons to her best friends home. She is indecisive on what to do now that she has graduated college. While hanging out in the Hamptons with her best friends she
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Nafisah Mason
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer dreaming is in the Hot in the Hamptons series, from Kelsey Mitchell and Sean Dempsey’s POV. Expecting to have summer fun to forget about her father passing and deciding what to do with her life, the last thing Kelsey was looking for was a relationship. She was up for a summer fling but Sean Dempsey quickly becomes more than that. Their romance is steamy beyond belief. The electricity jumps off the page.
When feelings began to grow they discuss what will happen when the summer ends and hav
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Elizabeth Clinton
What can I say but a great start to this new series of novellas of Hot in the Hamptons.
We get to meet three woman recently graduated from college to celebrate their last summer before starting their careers and adult lives.
Summer Dreaming is Kelsey Mitchell story recent college grad and still undecided what she wants to do with her life and career.
Then we meet local "Townie" Sean Dempsey lifeguard and as some call is the Hampton Hottie.
When Sean and Kelsey meet the attraction is almost immediate
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Janet Follett onorato
Kelsey is spending the summer with her friends in the Hamptons before they start their post grad lives. Sean Dempsey is a local boy who is spending his last summer life guarding before enlisting. Neither is looking for love, just a summer of fun before "real life" takes over.
Apron arrival Kelsey meets Sean before she even getting to her friends house. Chemistry is immediate for both of them, but Kelsey is no push over and will make Sean work for it if he wants her. One date is all it takes each
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Stephanie
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful story I enjoyed it alot. The characters are so real it makes you feel as if you are apart of there world. Kelsey is trying to just figure out what she wants in life. She's not sure like her friends. But she has had a fantasy and it might just come true. Sean who is the local hero/lifeguard. Finds himself in a situation for the first time ever. Honestly these books by all three authors were great please make sure you get them highly recommend. This was an arc given to me from the ...more
Alison
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summer Dreaming is part of the Hot in the Hamptons series of seemingly perfect holiday reads.

In this book we get Kelsey's story. Still mourning the death of her USM Corp father Kelsey heads off to The Hamptons for a summer of fun before she decides what to do with her life after graduating from College. Within a day she has the eye of Sean Dempsey, local townie and lifeguard - AKA The Hampton Hottie.

Sean just wants a fling but pretty quickly things hot up only for their 'fling' to be thrown into
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Cynthia
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming story of love and loss.
Kelsey has just graduated from college. Decisions need to be made as to what her life is to be after spending a fun, "care free" Summer in the Hamptons with her friends Kelsey and Storme.
Kelsey & her dark blue 68 Mustang Shelby GT attracts Hampton Hottie lifeguard Sean Dempsey - this is where the HOT in the HAMPTONS Summer fun begins.
My favorite line - "I like men the way I like my cars - All-American and all muscle"
Liz Maris is a new author to me - enjoye
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BookWorm 221
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, arcs-2015
I was given a free copy of this series in exchange for an honest review.

Summer Dreaming is Book 1 in the Hit in the Hamptons series, this series follows the summer of three best friends who have just graduated college, in this book we get to read about Kelsey's summer.

Kelsey and Sean have this insta love happening even if they don't admit it to each other, they are pretty hot and heavy since the beginning of their story and it made for some really sexy scenes on the beach.

A fun read that made me
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Xine's Obsession
3.5⭐

**ARC provided by author for an honest review**

Hot in the Hamptons is a series of 3 novella from 3 different authors revolving about 3 friends spending their summer after graduation in the Hamptons.

This novella is about southern bella Kelsey meeting hot hamptons lifeguard. I love both the characters and their love at first sight is so sweet. There is humor and hot steamy sex! I actually hope for this to be a full novel instead of a short novella.

This is my first book from Liz Matis and i li
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