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One Summer Night (At the Shore #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
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.
Published October 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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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
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  Kalvin
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
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
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: kindle, for-review, 2017
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
Alex (HEAbooknerd)
Sep 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
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
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
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
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
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
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 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I mean, I was curious about the REAL reason behind the whole Sinclair family versus Pierce family feud...because a business deal gone south doesn't carry THAT kind of stamina...and LOVING the long lived sparks between Maggie and Owen (think Romeo and Juliet without the ACTUAL death scene). It gave the story history, and pull, so what's not to like, right?

Now, don't get me wrong, the path to any sort of happiness is littered with business deals, fatherly misguidance, past secrets, and current un
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
I was sent a copy of One Summer Night in part of a blog tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

“It’s long past time for the Sinclairs and Pierces to be together.”

First off, this cover is beautiful! I gravitated towards to before even know what it was about. The cover plus the name One Summer Night and you have the perfect summer/pool/beach read.

This is a very cute romance involving
Ashley Dawn
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was pulled into this one from the start. Starting with a wedding is always a good thing for me! I instantly liked Maggie and her friends. Their close relationships and interactions were a joy to read. Owen and Maggie's families have been in a feud for years. The fact that Owen and Maggie have always been attracted to each other makes it for a good build up/back story. The characters were realistic and people I wish I was friends with! The romance was great, the story flowed well. I guessed qui ...more
Margaret Tidwell
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
FTC: I received a free copy of this book. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro was a sweet but predictable book. Even when saying that I fell in love with the characters and the setting so much that I am going to read other books by this author. I was such a huge fan of Owen throughout the entire book. Maggie at times did get on my nerves but I did like her more than her friend Tracy
Terry Moskowitz
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie is at her wits end trying to save her business, and has nothing left to put up in order to get the money she needs. She knows the business needs to be updated to reflect the current day and age, however her Father fights her every step of the way.
Owen has wanted Maggie his whole life but the war that goes on between their Fathers makes it difficult for him to act on his feelings.
Owen has the means to help her. Can they put the family rift behind them to make a future for themselves?
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
As well written as this book was, it was also very predictable. It is almost as if the author took an outline for contemporary romance and just filled in the names, occupations, and setting. I did enjoy the characters. The friendships. The by-play of the secondary characters in the background. And I've always been a sucker for a second chance romance. (which this kind of was and kind of wasn't) This book probably could have benefitted from being read in one setting so that the range of emotions ...more
One Summer Night is the perfect mix of urban vs. seaside and work vs. play. Pineiro perfectly sets up the romance between family friends Maggie and Owen in One Summer Night, but the book also introduces readers to their long-standing family feud. One Summer Night is quite a steamier than some of the small-town romances out there, though, which is A-OK by me, but please note that this book is best suited for romance readers who aren’t afraid of some explicit bedroom scenes!

A copy of this book was
Received this book as an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca. The review is my own honest opinion.

I'm ready for a romance novel to be predictable. I expect it to be. This one was so predictable I had the whole think figured out in the opening chapter. There wasn't one thing that I didn't predict. It was just too darned predictable. That being said, I still enjoyed it. It was a good, light read. It just didn't knock my socks off. It wasn't a stay up all night and finish it kind of book.
It lacked th
Bente Bendiksen
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving my honest review.*

Well, what should I say....hmmm.... a sweet story but it’s something about the writing style that’s not totally sitting right with me. It could be only that sometimes it’s a little too much descriptions of surroundings.......

The storyline is good and the characters are well written so there is no much to complain about. There’s a good amount of dialogues so that could be what makes me overlo
Tracie Runge
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
One Summer Night is a promising start to the At the Shore series. This is a beautifully written contemporary romance taking you from family rivalries to proving your worth. Owen and Maggie are dynamic characters and I found myself engrossed in the story and invested in theses characters. I look forward to reading more of this series and this amazing author
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