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One Summer Night

(At the Shore #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  291 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
"One Summer Night is the perfect escape! You can't go wrong with Caridad Pineiro." -- RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author

He was her first crush;
Now he's her sworn enemy.
But when the Jersey Shore starts heating up
He may just become the one she can't forget

Everyone knows about the bad blood between the Pierces and Sinclairs. Their families are supposed to hate
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sam (AMNReader)
Jun 10, 2018 marked it as life-is-too-short
Something felt flat. Move on quickly, that’s my motto?
Jun 10, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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"One Summer Night is the perfect escape! You can't go wrong with Caridad Pineiro." -- RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author

He was her first crush;
Now he's her sworn enemy.
But when the Jersey Shore starts heating up
He may just become the one she can't forget

Everyone knows about the bad blood between the Pierces and Sinclairs. Their families are supposed to hate each other, but Owen has been watching Maggie from afar for years.
Ann Lorz
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

It's been a while since I've read Caridad Pineiro so when I saw One Summer Night come up for review I thought I'd give it a try.

I don't always care to look at the blurb of the book I'm reviewing because I like to go in cold. Sometimes I feel you can learn way to much from the blurb. So when I started this one I didn't even know who the characters were.

Unfortunately that didn't work out for me. I felt so lost, like
Mar 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 34% (I automatically give books I don’t finish 1 star, FYI)

Liked the premise of this but it’s so boring I just couldn’t keep reading it. I’d be interested to try another book by this author, though! Writing isn’t bad, probably just my mood
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

One Summer Night first won me over with the pretty cover. I adore the beach so anything with a beach feel is an instant must read for me.

Luckily, One Summer Night has much more to it than just a pretty cover. Sweet, romantic, and charming, One Summer Night is the perfect enemies to lovers romance.

One Summer Night introduces the alternating perspectives of Maggie Sinclair and Owen Pierce, two adults who've been caught in the crossfire of their fathers' feud since they were children. I liked
Caridad Piñeiro
Oct 09, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
RaeAnne Thayne: "One Summer Night is the perfect escape! It's tender, funny and sexy, with wonderful characters you'll fall in love with. You can't go wrong with Caridad Pineiro."

One Summer Night has been named a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romance!

Publishers Weekly: In a passionate modern Romeo and Juliet-inspired story (with a much happier ending) that opens a contemporary romance series, Pineiro (Under the Boardwalk) develops the forbidden love between sensitive, spunky retail hei
A Romeo and Juliet-esque plot set against the Jersey shore and uptown New York City sounded like just the thing especially when you throw in an author I've been meaning to try for some time. One Summer Night had some sparkle and sizzle even while following the path of many romances that have come before it.

Owen and Maggie grew up side by side as friends and a tentative shot at first love while their father's feuded, but then they drifted apart and haven't crossed paths much until now when Maggie
Tracy- OMGReads
One Summer Night is a sweet romance, featuring the story of Maggie and Owen. Childhood friends torn apart by their parents feud, they reconnect as adults.

Both working for their respective family businesses, the two must navigate through life, trying to be together and keep their families happy.

One Summer Night was a cute story, but felt a bit predictable. The characters were fun and intriguing. I really hope to read about Maggie’s friends next

*review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OM
Mel González
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh, romance-erotica
I'm so sorry to give this book this rating because it had an amazing premise but I couldn't care less for the characters, it felt like it was endless and it took me ages to read, the main couple had zero chemistry and the changes in perspectives that lasted five seconds got very annoying at the middle point of the book.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One Summer Night was just the light read I was looking for. Told from dual points of view, Maggie and Owen’s story will grab you from the first page and will leave you begging for more.

From the moment we meet Maggie and Owen, the sparks between the two of them are instant. There is history there and a connection that is just begging to be explored. The only problem….their families can’t stand each other. Despite their family issues, Maggie and Owen begin to spend time with one another. It’s risk
books are love
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sassy and sweet.Seductive and fun is this book. The characters draw you in with their personality and problems but also how the carry themselves. Each one has you liking them no matter what.

The story is of Owen and Maggie and how they get a chance to be together in spite of the feud between their families that has kept them apart.

Maggie is a strong, stubborn at times but sweet character. I didn’t exactly have warm and fuzzy feelings for her towards the end when she was being rigid and not willin
Blodeuedd Finland
A sweet little book about forbidden love. Though, they were best friends in a way as kids. They always played together. Then he did not show up at the beach or stayed away. And now they are grown ups who can tell their dads to shove it. I mean come on, dads. Ha. SO yes they do not really care.

Maggie loves her work, but her dad can be a handful and does not like changes. And the business is not going well. She is so busy, so stressed, and I must say, work really played a big part in this book. At
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
As kids, Maggie and Owen summered at the Jersey Shore. They were friends and played together even though their parents were estranged. In particular, Owen’s father was viciously angry at his former friend and partner, Maggie’s father.

This enmity makes adult Owen and Maggie’s relationship very difficult. Only by misleading his father about his motivations and risking his place in the family firm is Owen able to date Maggie without major family conflict. Maggie has her own struggles with her fath
Cathy Geha
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro
At the Shore #1

This book begins and ends with a wedding. It has ups and downs. It is a bit like a modern day Romeo and Juliet story without the death of both the main characters and the families in discord is all due to their fathers having a falling out over 30 years before the story begins.

Rachel is dealing with a family company on the brink of disaster with a father unwilling to move in a direction that might save the business. She has friends that will sta
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, kindle, for-review
For the most part, I liked the book. I just didn't love it as much as I wanted to since it is a friends to lovers story.

I did like the romance between the couple. I thought it was fun and flirty. They were good together. I also loved Maggie's friends. They are set up to have their own romances in this book and I want to read them. What I didn't love about this book was that it was quite repetitive. I got tired of constantly being reminded of the feud between the two fathers. I found myself skimm
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
ARC received through Netgalley

Maggie and Owen used to be childhood friends, Until the day they were forced apart by their families feud. Now many years later Maggie and Owen happen to bump into each other at a wedding. Maggie and Owen know hanging out is going against their families wishes but the chemistry between them is to strong to deny.

One Summer Night is a modern day romeo and Juliet tale. I did like this novel, however, I found it overly predictable. I was intrigued by the ending. Even th
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
3.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak.

This is Maggie and Owen’s story. Maggie and Owen’s families have been neighbors and enemies for years. She has been trying everything to save her families business even mortgaging their house. But it’s still not helping. Owen wants to help but will Maggie give him a chance? With the family they have do they even have a chance at getting involved. He is out to prove that he is not trouble and willing to help. S
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the first book in this new series. I liked this book. It is a good start to this series. Maggie and Owen are kind of like the modern day Juliet and Romero. Only, not as dramatic and there is no death, only a happy ending.

What I liked the most about both Maggie and Owen are that they were both strong, independent individuals but at the same time they were not afraid to admit that they needed one another; despite what their families may think. Although, I felt like Owen's father had the b
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
There is a lot happening in this one. Maggie partially owns her family business with her dad (and other shareholders of course). The retail division is losing money, due in part, to her dad being rigid and not wanting to change anything. Maggie has mortgaged 2 of the family's properties to keep them afloat and she will lose her home (and vacation home at Sea Kiss) if she can't turn things around.
Owen is part owner of his family's real estate empire. His father disinherited his brother Jonathon
Alex (HEABookNerd)
May 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, arc-netgalley
DNF @ 20% (9/30/17)

I just could not get into this one and didn’t care about any of the characters or what was going on. Even 10% in it was clear how this book was going to progress. A lot of romance is predictable, but I guess this time I just couldn’t sit through it. I also didn’t get any sparks off Maggie and Owen, though their chemistry may have grown if I’d stuck with it longer. As a side note, Maggie’s father sounds like he’s a terrible businessman and she should be fighting harder if she w
Angel Hatfield
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tracy was in love with being in love and that worried one of her best friend and maid of honor Maggie as tracy and her new husband were dancing. Connie and emma were Tracy’s other best friend as well as Maggie’s. Maggie, Connie,and emma were the last three single females in their circle of college friends and business acquaintances. Maggie hadn’t thought about marriage in a long time as she had too much going on in her life . For years now Maggie had been dealing with her family’s business and i ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free, romance
A nice start to a new series that was easy to read and had some really great characters. Mixing the whole forbidden aspect and a somewhat marriage of convenience to this sort-of/kind-of second-chance romance gave this love story some additional twists and depth.

Owen and Maggie have been meant for each other for forever…there’s just been too many things in their way, namely the feud that erupted between their families. A feud that neither of them quite know the details of, but one that has had th
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
One Summer Night is the first book in the new At the Shore series by Caridad Piñeiro. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from Barclay Publishing via Netgalley. Maggie and Owen were childhood friends. They played together as children when their respective families visited the shore where they were next door neighbors for many Summers until some falling out happened between their fathers. Their fathers had been best friends when something broke the friendship. Neither Owen or Maggi ...more
Synopsis: "Smart, mainstream contemporary romance from bestselling author Caridad Pineiro. Millions of people visit the Jersey Shore every year, for beaches, boardwalks, sand, sun, and summer fun. This romantic series features families that go back generations on the shore, their ties to New York City, and their love for the Shore, and each other.

An offer that's impossible to accept...

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family's business, including mortgaging their beloved beach hou
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
ONE SUMMER NIGHT: Sweet and Hot on the Jersey Shore

I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

Caridad writes some naive, sweet romance oozing with sincerity. You can tell she is a writer who feels for both her characters and her readers. SHe also cares powerfully about the Jersey Shore where she lives.

I almost titled this post “Revenge is a Dish
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

One Summer Night has that enemies to lovers feel to it, especially since Owen and Maggie’s families have been in that enemies category for some time now. Yet Owen hasn’t let their fathers’ feud keep his feelings for Maggie from growing, even if he hasn’t acted on them for years. At one time, in their younger years, they’d felt the spark of a crush, might have been more if not for their fathers and their feud that has nothing to do with the next generation. Still Maggi
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie and Owen each had likable and unlikable qualities, but I really enjoyed their story and couldn’t help but cheer them on. Both were workaholics that grew up without their mothers, raised by stubborn fathers more interested in carrying on an old feud than anything else. Somehow, despite their father, both Owen and his brother Jonathan both turned out successful, intelligent, and adorable. Maggie was hard-working and had a very close-knit group of girlfriends, but something about her made it ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sinclair was friends with Owen Pierce since they were kids and their families had mansions next to each other at the Jersey shore. Their fathers had been business partners who had a falling out and now consider each other an enemy.

Maggie, 28, works for her father running the company's stores. Owen works for his father in a lucrative real estate company. They are wildly attracted to each other, but both think getting involved would be a bad idea because they both fear their fathers' wrath. To get
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie Sinclair has worked her fingers to the bone trying to save her family business, which includes mortgaging their beach house on the Jersey Shore. And even with working around the clock, she's out of options. Owen Pierce has had a thing for Maggie for a long time, but never tried to do anything about it, as the Sinclair and Pierce families have been enemies for many years. Now all he wants to do is invest in her success, not to mention claim her as his. When they come up with an idea to do ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, series
Childhood friends ripped apart by feuding parents, Owen and Maggie's encounter as adults sparks an attraction that refuses to be put out. Maggie needs help saving the family business. Owen is more than willing to be that help, but helping could ruin the relationship he has with his father. Maggie's relationship with her dad is strained as she sees change is necessary for the family business while he sees it as dishonoring what his wife worked hard to achieve.

The line between friends and enemies
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NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 50 novels/novellas and has sold over 1 million books worldwide. Caridad loves romance novels

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