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The Summer I Loved You

(A Love for All Seasons #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  390 ratings  ·  96 reviews
He swore to never come back. She promised to hold him to his word.

After years of living the life his oppressive parents wanted for him, Cameron Blake is ready to pursue his dreams of being a reclusive artist. Pleasing the faithful baseball fans of the New York Emperors has been rewarding, but now all he wants is peace and quiet. That and an irreversible vasectomy. Because
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by J.L. Lora
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4 stars
Aug 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (8/4/2020)! 🎁 ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, caffinated
Past secrets and manipulations drive Lora's characters on a journey of healing. Cameron Blake is a highly successful man despite having a terrible father figure. Adrianna Arenas had Cameron for the love of her life but when she told him to go away. HE did and did not look back except to make every relationship he had uncommitted. Lost Love, Found Love, HEA read. "A copy of this book was provided by the caffeinated services via netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my hon ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: maryann
This is a second chance book.I'm not really a fan of second chances I feel like they are all written exactly the same and they are very predictable. That however changed with this book. This book was amazing the characters brought different emotions to the table and each emotion brought new feelings that were so real. If you love second chance books or just want to read something that gives you the feels this is your book
My Introvert Romance Blog
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Summer I Loved You. J.L Lora

“𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑎 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑟 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑜 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠. 𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒.“

This was the first book I’ve read from this author and I was 100% drawn in by the cover and the blurb (yes, I’m that kind of a reader- sometimes).

There was so much going on in this book and I found myself so captivated but the plot. It’s written in the 3rd person and I struggled at times to focus on the story itself, but that’s on me- I personally prefer a dual first person POV.

This is a second ch
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Summer I Loved You will take you on an emotional journey that is full of tears, heart ache and love. This is the first installment in the new series, A Love for All Seasons.

Cameron Blake grew up with some overbearing and manipulating parents. They were just awful, they used their children for their own benefits. But somehow, Cam didn’t turn out to bad at all. He is a very successful artist with a background in Pro-Baseball. His love life kinda took a back to seat to it all, and never really
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Summer I Loved You - J. Lorna
He’d strolled back into her life with the finesse of a category-five hurricane, blowing everything all over the place.
The writing drew me in from the first page and is appealing. The secret baby trope isn’t new but this isn’t a cliche story, and I’m a sucker for second change romance.

Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Characters: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Flow: 👍👍👍👍👍
Writing and editing: 🖋🖋🖋🖋🖋
Heat: 🌶

I’ve got this book through BookSirens. It doesn’t affect my opinion and this is an honest revi
Izzie d
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
I really loved this one.Miss Lora did one amazing job when she brought this characters to life.
Adri and Cam were one hell of a couple.Sexy,loving and angsty,sooo much angsty.
I loved the plot of this book.There is something about second chance romance that always keeps me on the edge,and this book really did that to me.I liked the chemistry between Cam and Adri,and I really fell in love with their daughter Bron.This book would't be the same without her.
So much emotions was in this book,so many fe
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I previously thought I had come back to rate and review The Summer I Loved You, but apparently, I did not. Shame on me.

This is a second-chance romance with just a dash of a secret baby plot thrown in for good measure. Lots of romance and steam, and all the things I have come to enjoy from reading a JL Lora book.

Cameron and Adrianna are a good pair, and their mini-me is a perfect addition to their story, instead of the annoying afterthought that child-characters can sometimes be.

All in all, I
Isha Coleman
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
They should have been together, but allowed others to tear them apart. When a chance presents itself, can they right the wrongs of the past so they'll have a chance at a future? To do so each will have to face painful truths, survive heartbreaking secrets and get through the ultimate betrayal. The Summer I Loved You gives young love a new beginning. Will they stay the course? Or will pride get in the way? Cam and Adri were too young to know better, now they are too old to forget, but can they fo ...more
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting read captured my attention till the end. Cam and Adri were pieces of work for sure. They reminded me of my husband and myself with the dramatic fights and the stubbornness, yet full of love and passion for each other. Adri got on my nerves a tad with trying to hold Cam’s past against him and Cam with his outrageous jealous. Bronwyn was interesting and a tad too mature for her age in the book. Oh well good story would love some stories for Cam’s sister and brother!

Received a copy from
Asís González Córdoba

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

I actually really really loved the story.

The writing could use some improvement and especially the dialogue. The characters would've seemed much more realistic and dimensional if it had a good dialogue but I feel the author went too extra with it because these people didn't speak as real people do. That pulled me out of the story at times.

But the plot was really cool and I liked how the main conflict was so s
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Adri and Cam's story. They had amazing chemistry and I couldn't help but root for them. I love second chance romances and this one ticked all my boxes. The secondary characters were very likeable especially Chase and Lauren. I would love to read a story about them in the future. This was a well written story and was very entertaining.
Shelly Wolf
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the 1st book I've read from J.L. Lora ,,,,,

Adriana Hayes is a single mother to Bronwyn Alyxandra Arenas, (Arenas being her mother's maiden name)born April 7, 2008 ,,,, Bron is a very talented young lady who loves to paint with a canvas and an easel ,,,, she also helps her mom Ari with the Bistro usually on the weekends , they come from Acacia Falls, MD,,,, Bron did the flower arrangements, the menus and place cards and other things that she knows how or is allowed to do,,,, some of the
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I just love a good second chance romance story. So when I saw the sign up for ‘The Summer I Loved You’ it immediately sparked my interest. I read the book description and I just knew I wanted to read this book. So obviously I was super excited when I got an email approving me to read an ARC.

In ‘The Summer I Loved You’ we meet Cameron Blake and Adrianna Arenas. Cameron and Adrianna where madly in love with each other almost ten years ago. But a fight, made worse by their stubbornness and Cam’s op
Ruby Ap.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: First time reading author's work and liked it :)
"The Summer I Loved You" is a very emotional, angsty, second chance romance between two characters, Adriana and Cameron that have been through, what I consider "hell", both together when they were younger and then separate as a decade passes by and then when they reconnect, that's a whole other drama because it's not just about them but about the safety, both mental and emotional of their daughter, Bron, who Cameron had no idea existed and he was always adamant of never having kids... as you re ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adrianna Arenas and Cameron Blake fell in love one summer time when they were teenagers, but then a huge fight set their lives on a course that neither would have ever guessed. Cam took off to play ball, while Adri waited for him to come back to her. They don't see each other again face to face for 10 years. See, fate brought them together disguised as a tiny human named Bron, and it doesn't take a genius to see that neither got over the other. Not to mention, it's time to put the past to rest i ...more
Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
Some people should never be parents, especially, those who’ve purposely ruined their children’s lives by telling deceitful lies and keeping secrets from them, all the while selfishly taking from them. Those lies and secrets can force someone to make decisions that will have consequences and affect so many others. This is the premise of The Summer I Loved You, an emotional and angsty second chance love story that proves Fate can rectify past mistakes, even if it takes a while to do so.

Cameron Bla
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
When Cameron Blake hears a dissenting opinion of his art at one of his showings, he's surprised to find the non-fan is a young girl of about 9 years old. She's bright, she's bold and she's opinionated. And she somehow ignites protective feelings in him that Cameron didn't even know he possessed, and he finds himself escorting her home in his limo. Imagine his (and Bron's mother's) surprise when Bron's mother turns out to be Cam's ex of about 10 years. Hmm...

When Adrianna Arenas hears from her da
Scarlett Ian
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adrianna and Cam had a whirlwind of a summer when they were young but once that summer ended they knew they’d never cross paths again. Almost 10 years have passed before Cam steps foot near their old home town again (excluding any games) and he meets someone he was definitely not expecting. They are thrown back together and just when they start to let their guards down the past comes back to bite them. They have to decide if their chemistry and love is stronger than their past battles.

I love a s
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cameron Blake was a wealthy lead player in major league baseball before following his dream to become a successful artist. Cameron had no love for his manipulative parents who used him as their own personal bank, his mother to maintain her place in society and his father to feed his gambling habit.

Adrianna Hayes was a successful restaurant owner and the loving daughter of a school teacher and her abusive late husband.

Adrianna and Cam had been very much in love, and having a secret affair at high
Amy Stephens
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Summer I Loved You is a five star read for me!

J.L. Lora, where have you been hiding? The opening pages of the prologue really lured me in. This second-chance romance turned into a very complex, heart-wrenching tale that left my emotions in shambles. Who knew that Cameron and Adrianna would be reconnected again!

I thought the way the author did the whole thing with Bron leaving school and showing up at Cam's exhibit was really original and unique. I do have to say though, the shock at finding
Marta Bo
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The summer I love You was the first book I've ever read from this author.

I like second chances romance so when I started to read this book I hope that it will be good one. I like also when second chances giving me a little drama... because then book can be deadly goreous.

What I liked the most was the tension between Adrianna and Cam...

I love to read when I have this kind of passion in my books. Your heart can beating so strong that You can hardly breathe . .. Yes I love feel this way during rea
Jackie Roberts
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He swore to never come back. She promised to hold him to his word.

After years of living the life his oppressive parents wanted for him, Cameron Blake is ready to pursue his dreams of being a reclusive artist. Pleasing the faithful baseball fans of the New York Emperors has been rewarding, but now all he wants is peace and quiet. That and an irreversible vasectomy. Because there’s no way he’s passing on the heavy burden of the Blake genes to an innocent child. But Cameron never gets what he wants
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Cam and Adrianna were teenage loves that were brought back together by their nine year-old daughter, which set the stage for a great story. Cam, a successful former baseball player turned artist never got over Adrianna and was thrown for the biggest life loop when the daughter he never knew he had pops up to meet him. Cam has the worst parents in history that kept Adrianna away from him. Adrianna is forced to deal with her feelings for Cam, both past and present. I loved, loved, loved Bronwyn as ...more
Cherryl Montgomery
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
What's kept in the dark will always come to light

Both Adrianna and Cameron were lied to by Cam's father for very selfish reasons. He held info that kept Adri from ever contacting Cam about Bronwyn. Cam and Adri had always loved each other and were forced, and kept apart by lies. Neither one could get the other out of their system, even when they tried. No one else would do.

When Cam accidentally met Bron, their whole world shifted. They both had to learn how to co-parent and deal with the lies th
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This second chance romance is full of manipulations for gain at the expense of those who feel obligated and vulnerable.

Cam and Adri have this intense relationship as teenagers, but that was doomed from the beginning. They are both hot tempered and risk ruining their relationship without thinking anything through. To top that, there are those who oppose to that relationship. Why? For monetary gain.

Ten years later their paths cross again and this time with an unexpected surprise for Cam. Having go
Cassie May
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
From reading the blurb I expected a completely different story, but what I got instead didn’t disappoint me. I was immediately sucked into the story and fell in love with the characters. Honestly, I couldn’t pick a favorite if I needed to.
The plot unraveled easily and even though I guessed where it would lead, I still liked how it al turned out. It was not a new idea, but the structure built around the trope was beautiful and I really really liked
Red Hot Romance Blog
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
I received an ARC in return for an honest review. Let me start by saying I like the idea of this book. I always enjoy a good secret baby. Here’s my issue. I needed some sort of build up. We start the story automatically with Cam finding out. I feel like it would’ve been better if he came back to town they saw each other maybe started building a relationship or even just a friendship and then he found out later on. And where was all his anger? You had a child that you didn’t know about for nine y ...more
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J. L. Lora is a Dominican-American author of contemporary and romantic suspense. Her stories explore the dark side of good characters—people living in the gray areas of life—playing the cards life has dealt them. Her stories manifest her love for badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha men.

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