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Fourteen Summers

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  317 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Identical twins Aiden and Max Kingsman have been a matched set their whole lives. When they were children, Aiden was happy to follow his extroverted brother’s lead, but now that they’re in college, being “my brother, Aiden” is starting to get old. He’s itching to discover who he is outside of his “twin” identity.

Oliver’s goals for the summer are simple: survive his invasiv
ebook, 287 pages
Published May 21st 2018 by Riptide Publishing
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☆ Todd
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless.

The story was told from three points of view, Aiden's, Max's and Oliver's, because this book truly belonged to all three.

I loved how, even from a very early age, Oliver was always a part of the Kingsman family. With his parents fighting non-stop, Oliver had always wanted to be a Kingsman, needed the familial stability, but those hopes were quickly dashed when his parents divorced and he had to move away.

Fast forward 1
Sawyer  ❤
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, mm-romance
Reviewed for

All right, let's start like we always do by looking at the cover. It's as cute and sweet as the book itself is. As much as you all know I appreciate sexy covers, there is always room for cute and sweet. There's something to be said for a book cover that's appropriate for a morning bus ride.

A while ago I said my favorite prologue was from a Hot Montana Summer, but I think this book deserves that title now. It's sooo cute. I totally aww'd and spent longer than I
Moriarty Love
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited when I was approved for an ARC of this book, because the cover is adorable, and the blurb sucked me right in. If you're worried the actual book won't hold up, don't be. From the tone-setting prologue to the oh-so-satisfying epilogue, this book was AMAZING. Well written. Emotional. Steamy. Sexy. Romantic. With the perfect blend of cuteness, angst, and fumbling through life.

It's told from three POVs: Oliver, Aiden, and Max. I'm amazed the author was able to have a POV character ou
I adore the cover on this book. ♥️💐♥️

The blurb caught me like a fish on a hook. Identical twins? Yes please.

It surprised me to find them so different. Besides one being straight and the other gay, they really didn't have anything in common other than their appearance. I don't personally know any identical twins so this may be true more often than not. 🤷

Then we have Oliver. His parents are divorced but on his dad's side there's a large Italian extended family. Quinn nailed it with the big, loud,
Review for Netgalley, For me this was 3 Stars and that’s rounded up, the story felt very immature, all these guys were in college yet they acted like 12 year olds. I always like the second chance love & childhoood sweetharts but this one history didn’t work for me. The conflict felt contrived ...more
4.5 stars.

The book opens with a wedding ceremony. Yes, you read that right.

Okay, so, fine, it's a pretend wedding ceremony, and the boys are but 10 years old or so, but it establishes from the start what dynamics may be at play.

Max and Aiden are identical twins, with Max being the older brother by a few minutes, which has shaped their relationship for a long time. Max was always the more outgoing, and Aiden, much more introverted, was happy to stand in his brother's shadow while they were younge
True Loveislovereview
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, 2018
Aiden, Max and Oliver
Identical twin Aiden and Max are inseparable. When their friend Oliver returns after 14 years it’s like he was never gone. Only now the attraction between Aiden and Oliver is undeniable.
Max in between isn’t the best combination.

The guys were immature and that stands in the way in this story... twenty and acting like little boys. Okey they had their overthinking through this story about the past and the future, which was positive, but still... immature.

They way it’s written
I liked this story. 3.5 stars.
The opening was so cute. We see 6-year-old Aiden and Max (twins) and their best friend Oliver throwing an impromptu wedding. :)

After 14 years of not seeing each other, the boys reunite. Aiden and Oliver are both gay and out, and it turned out they both had a crush on each other before. So now they want to give it a go, but Max, the fun and laid-back  twin is causing trouble.

We get all 3 boys' POV. And it's so very interesting. Aiden and Max have this kind of bond,
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Update: May 21st

*ARC provided by Riptide via NetGalley*
This was definitely not what I imagined it would be, but somehow that made it even better, in a way.

Even though there were plenty of fluffy moments, this wasn't a fluffy story; although it had plenty of angsty instances, it wasn't exactly an angsty story either. It was both and neither, but it was also so much more... It
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, reads-of-2018
*An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

​“I do need you, though, Max. I never should have said I don’t. I love knowing there’s someone who’s always in my corner no matter what. I need your humor. I need your support. And I need you to get me to put on real clothes and leave the house every now and then, because otherwise I’ll become one of those weird recluses with twelve pet reptiles who writes articles about how millennials are killing the sock ind
Brina (Brina and the Books)
4 Stars

Read this and other reviews here: Brina and the Books

I've really gotten to love LGBT+ books and I was really excited when I could finally squeeze in Fourteen Summers. It has been waiting on my kindle for way too long, to be honest. However, I wasn't sure if it was the right timing after all, since the last two LGBT+ novels I read were quite disappointing in my eyes. My concerns were ill-founded obviously. I really enjoyed the sweet story about twin brothers Aiden & Max and their best frie
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Stars

Fourteen Summers is a coming-of-age tale that encompasses many different types of relationships- romantic, familial, and friendship. The focus easily shifts, yet manages to weave all these types of relationships into a sense of belonging you only get from family.

It starts off fourteen years in the past, with three little boys. A pair of twins try to draw their best friend into their welcoming family. It was a heart-tugg
Jun 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, maybe
DNF at 65%

I don't know I just couldn't finish it. I was already tempted to put it down and then I got to the point where I just didn't want to read anymore. I tried forcing myself to read at least till it became interesting but I just couldn't. I liked it at the biginning and was really excited to read it but...nah.

It felt like Oliver and Aiden were already together for a long time and Max was the one interrupting which I didn't like. I mean Aiden's and Max's relationship was not perfect but the
Roberta Blablanski
I LOVED this book. The premise is delightful: Twins Aiden and Max are childhood bffs with Oliver until Oliver moves away. The twins run into Oliver over summer break from college and they pick up where they left off. I enjoyed the interactions among the three and the shenanigans they got up to as they rekindled their friendship. The author did an awesome job cultivating their varied personalities--even the twins'--and I enjoyed getting to know each of them. The three person POV worked really wel ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
4 Stars

This was such a sweet and funny story. I loved that we not only got Aiden and Oliver’s POV’s, but Max’s, Aiden’s twin bother’s, as well. Max was freaking hilarious, and stole every scene he was in and I’m really hoping that we’ll get to see more of him in the future.

I loved Aiden and Oliver and this was a great second chances story. Two, three including Max, childhood best friends who are separated when Oliver’s parents divorce and they move away, meet again at the age of 20. Can these t
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
3.75 stars

This was a sweet romance and I liked it in some respects but it fell short in others.

Frankly, I wonder if this was supposed to be a YA book that got turned into an NA novel at the last moment. The boys were supposed to be 20, but they felt about 14 or 15 ... from the way they talked, to the relationship with their parents, to how drinking was discussed, etc. I found it odd that, though they had finished two years of college, none of them had summer jobs or any plans for the summer but
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a sweet and very innocent feeling story. While there is a central romance, it is more a coming of age story about twins growing into an adult relationship. The characters are college age but living at home with parents for the summer makes them all seem much younger.

Identical twins Aiden and Max are complete opposites but have been inseparable since childhood. Aiden’s interest in Oliver marks the first serious relations
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sample
More like 4.5 stars

I liked the whole story from beginning to end, just the epilogue didn't work for me. It was more like an additional chapter showing a moment of their life but not much of what happened in the meantime to reach this moment. I don't want to write much more or spoil it, but want to mention why I took away parts of the fifth star.
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is my first read of this author. Nice story. Definitely new adult trope but also a bit of second chance romance. Loved the relationship between the brothers and their friend. Epilogue was the perfect bookend to the story.

I would read more by this author in the future.

*Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Rating: 5 stars - loved it!

I absolutely adored Fourteen Summers and Quinn Anderson is a master at writing fun, sweet, and sexy romances. I was immediately sucked into the writing and wanted to just keep reading because I needed to know how things would work out. For this book, we actually get Max's point of view in addition to Aiden and Oliver's and this really helped me understand all the relationship dynamics going on. You see, Max is the outgoing, loud, and rowdy twin that has always been in
Lisa The Novel Approach
3.5 Stars

I labored over exactly how to approach this review for Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson, primarily because I felt there was much to like about this novel. The story revolves around three boys—one identical set of twins, Aiden and Max Kingsman, and their best friend from childhood, Oliver. The story opens with the boys pretending to hold a marriage ceremony in the backyard, when they were still very young, and then picks up many years later when they are in college. Oliver had moved aw
Roger Hyttinen
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Story

This story follows identical twins Aiden and Max, but they couldn’t be more different. Max is straight, and Aiden is gay. Max is the more outgoing of the two whereas Aiden is shyer and more introverted twin, often referred to as “Max’s brother.” But in spite of their differences, the Kingsman twins are pretty much inseparable. They even chose to not only go to the same university but also to room together while there.

One day while home for summer, they run into their childhood best frie
Avid Reader
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson
4 stars
M/M Coming of Age
Triggers: Divorce, Fighting
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Aiden and Max are identical twins. They do everything together. They were fortunate to make a very good friend while they were just little, Oliver. They have the sweetest relationship together and watching them hang out and be friends was a very sweet way to start the story.

Fast forward 14 years and the boys are just entering their 20's. Reconnecting is
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Very, very sweet. If you’re in need of a feel good romance, Fourteen Summers is the book for you. All Quinn Anderson’s books have made me smile, but this one is pure HEA in the making from page one to the end.

Oliver and Aiden, friends from childhood, are destined to be together. Though they face a few hurdles, there’s no spoiler in telling you they’re gonna work it all out.

Aiden’s relationship with his (slightly older) twin brother Max was the more interesting part of the book for me. These two
Rambling Reader
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourteen Summers is a New Adult/Young Adult LGBTQIA Romance about three college-aged boys named Aiden, Max, and Oliver. Aiden and Max are identical twins who've shared everything- their childhood home, all the big milestones, and even their college apartment. To be honest, they're co-dependent and don't seem to know how to function without each other.

The brothers' relationship has continued on this way, for better or worse, until the summer they rediscover Oliver, a long-lost best friend (who a
Cody Levi
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-top-shelf
*Thanks to NetGalley for sending me this eARC*

I absolutely adored this novel! It was beautifully written and the characters were amazing. A full review of this book will go on my blog ( https://thebookworminmeblog.wordpress... )closer to the release date.
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Erica – ☆☆☆☆☆
Fourteen Summers is a coming-of-age tale that encompasses many different types of relationships – romantic, familial, and friendship. The focus easily shifts, yet manages to weave all these types of relationships into a sense of belonging you only get from family.

It starts off fourteen years in the past, with three little boys. A pair of twins try to draw their best friend into their wel
Arc from NetGalley

“I need your humor. I need your support. And I need you to get me to put on real clothes and leave the house every now and then, because otherwise I’ll become one of those weird recluses with twelve pet reptiles who writes articles about how millennials are killing the sock industry.”

Sweet, sappy, a tad melodramatic, cheesy AF: simply adorable. When I finished the book I could barely see, I was squinting my eyes so much trying to make sense of my feelings. I needed rest but I p
Fourteen Summers is a much different take on the new adult romance genre. It's not really the story of Aiden and Oliver falling in love. I mean, it is, but it's much more than that. It's an exploration of familial and friend relationships, of two siblings who have been closer than close their entire lives and what happens when they realize they're holding each other back instead of holding each other up. Of childhood crushes turned adult romances, long-lost friends reuniting, difficult relations ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, lgbt
Thanks to NetGalley and Riptide Publishing for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

format: ebook
rating: 3.5 stars

This one melted my heart.

I can't say every aspect of this book is perfect. I can't give it more than four stars; at times it can get a bit too fanfic-like and some of the things that happen aren't realistic. In spite of that, I was hooked from the very beginning and I enjoyed every second of it

The characters are really funny and likable. I loved Aiden
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Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.

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