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Sunkissed Days

(Magnolia Sound #0.5)

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Mallory Westbrook is ready to make her move on Jake Summerford, the boy—now man—she’s been crushing on for years. Coming back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great-grandfather’s birthday provides the perfect opportunity to show Jake that she’s no longer a child.

The last thing Jake expected to do at his mentor’s birthday party was to find himself kissing Mallory under t
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172 pages
Published February 26th 2019
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Alyssa
*Received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sunkissed Days is the prequel to a brand new series by Samantha Chase. It gives us a look into the things that happened between Mallory and Jack six years before the start of the first official novel, Remind Me, in the Magnolia Sound series.

My main issue with the prequel was how it read as a young adult novel to me. I love young adult novels to bits, so that’s not a shot at YA, don’t worry. It’s more that if I’m reading a book marketed a
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Maree Repa
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

She’s All Grown Up Now

I was absolutely thrilled to receive this the Prequel, Magnolia Sound written by the outstanding , Samantha Chase.
Such an exciting romantic tale how Mallory Westbrook can find her true love. I completely enjoyed this most magnificent tale!!

Mallory Westbrook has now come back home for the celebration of her Great Grandfather’s birthday party. That’s what she telling everyone. But the real reason is for the boy she fell in love with who is Jake Summerland.
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Heather andrews
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jake has some self control, well...sort of, “no more …walking around… like this,” he panted between kisses. “Makes… me… crazy.” This was actually a great introduction to a start of what seems like a great new series.
Coco.V
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Samantha (WLABB)
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I am never a huge fan of novellas, but since the library had it, I thought I would do this series in order. There was nothing wrong with this book, and I believe, when I read book 1, it will become more meaningful for me, but I just didn't feel like I got enough from it. But, that is usually how I feel about novellas.

I do think the book lived up to its name, and I found myself swept up in the lazy days and sweet summer romance. It was great spending time at the NC beaches, and I really liked ge
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Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, e-book
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

Sunkissed Days was a lovely book! I adored all of the characters, especially Pops. He's my new favorite fictional grandpa (and great-grandpa). He's a sweet old man that has lived a very eventful and fulfilling life, and we see how he has impacted the lives of his family and community. Pops also shares a
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BookAddict
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There’s really nothing quite like the youth and innocence of a first love. Mallory and her twin brother, Sam, have been friends with Jake Summerford for years, always picking up where they left off the previous summer when they return to their great grandfather's place on Magnolia Sound. But the summer after Mallory turns twenty, Jake sees her in a whole new light, and even the fact that he’s Sam's best friend and four years older than Mallory can’t keep him from acting on his new feelings. For ...more
Jessica Alcazar
What a sweet and heartwarming prelude to Jake and Mallory's full HEA journey. This is their meet, and although it reads as a full story, it isn't, because ... well ... it just isn't LOL Read an you shall find out. It reads like a prologue but I can see why Samantha Chase wanted it to be read as a separate/on its own book. Most prologues are short, a moment in time if you will. This is more than a moment. It's a moment that develops ... and then things happen.

The story has all of Samantha's s
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Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunkissed days is a prequel story to Remind me and it's book 0.5 in a brand new series by Samantha Chase.

The events of this story happen 6 years before the main story when Mallory and Jake are still young and everything is good. I would have preferred to give them a happy ending by the end of this book and continue the series with other people. I really liked them together and I am kind of dreading to see what happened to them during these years. I just hope that drama won't be the main element
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Evelyn
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for www.buriedunderromance.com
It’s always exciting to start a new series, and if SUNKISSED DAYS, the prequel to the future Magnolia Sound series by Samantha Chase, is any indication, this one is going to be great! This novella introduces us to Mallory Westbrook who grew up visiting her great-grandfather every summer in Magnolia Sound. She has always had a crush on her great-grandfather’s neighbor, Jake Summerford, but since Jake was a few years older than Mallory, he didn’t see her as
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Pennie Morgan
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
GAH! The ending of this story of first love left my heart bleeding for Jake and Mallory for the choices they made and the misunderstandings that happen when you eavesdrop where you shouldn't. Enough said in that little spoiler. This is the prequel to this authors next book and let me say I wish I already had it in my hands! Jake is 4 years older than Mallory and always thought of her as the kid who showed up to visit a couple times a year, that is until he got an eyeful of her this summer. Mallo ...more
Franci Neill
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: samantha-chase
5 Perfect Start to a New Series Stars

There’s nothing I love more than starting a new series and this prequel to Ms. Chase’s Magnolia Sound series hit all the right buttons for me. This is where we learn what we’re in store for with this series AND we get the beginnings of a second chance love story between Mallory and Jake.

Mallory has returned home to Magnolia Sound after a few years away and she runs into her old crush Jake but she’s so much more than the tomboy he remembers, and the chemis
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Charlotte Lynn
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Chase is amazing. She takes realistic characters, gives them real life and then makes the reader become invested in their lives. This is Mallory and Jakes story. They are both young, in their 20’s, been friends forever and are now feeling the attraction between them. What used to be a childhood crush has developed into real feelings with the potential for broken hearts.

I was cheering for Mallory from the very first page. She came back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great grandfathe
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Shari
A great start to a new series by Samantha Chase. This is a prequel that will leave you wanting so much more. Mallory has returned to Magnolia Sound for the summer to spend time with her great grandfather. Her main goal of the summer is to run into Jake, her teenage crush and to prove to him that she has grown up. Jake soon realizes that Mallory is all grown up and can't resist her. Will this just be a summer romance or will it lead into so much more.

Loved this story!! Great characters with so mu
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Kristina Birch
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous Prequel! Sunkissed Day is the prequel novel for Samantha Chase’s new Magnolia Sound series. The bulk of the story revolves around Mallory and her girlhood crush turned summer lover Jake but we’re also introduced to her twin brother and cousins and his town. There are some great little nuggets that I think hint at future books, beyond the obvious book one resolution to Mallory and Jake’s story, I’m looking at you Sam and the pastor moment and Cousin Parker and her bff!
This prequel was
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Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-arc
A charming prequel!

Fair warning, this prequel will definitely leave you wanting the next book in the series immediately, but it's SO worth the back story between Mallory and Jake. Love is the last thing that either of them are looking for, especially knowing they're both leaving for college at the end of the summer, but it doesn't stop how they feel. I especially loved Zeke and can't wait to see how the story plays out in Remind Me!
Joni Simpson Foster
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun way to kick of a series with some fun, flirting, and love. Samantha Chase knows how to set the tone. Sunkissed Days is a new favorite of mine. I just loved Mallory and Jake. Mallory was an ordinary girl growing up but had a thing for Jake and he never paid her any mind. Their summer together turned from friends to lovers. What a great way yo set the ton for this new series Magnolia Sound.
Joni Simpson Foster
Such a fun way to kick of a series with some fun, flirting, and love. Samantha Chase knows how to set the tone. Sunkissed Days is a new favorite of mine. I just loved Mallory and Jake. Mallory was an ordinary girl growing up but had a thing for Jake and he never paid her any mind. Their summer together turned from friends to lovers. What a great way yo set the ton for this new series Magnolia Sound.
Jennifer Schultheis
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Sunkissed Days by Samantha Chase is a quick prelude to Mallory and Jake’s full story. Sunkissed Days is the beginning of Mallory making a move on Jake, which results in them making the most of their summer romance. It’s just an introduction, if you will, but once you read Sunkissed Days, you will be begging for their full story. It’s full of heat and sweet moments and I can’t wait to read more!
Donna Seger kilroy
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Kari
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
Sunkissed Days is a novella that is a prequel to Remind Me. It tells the story of Mallory and Jake when they were younger and how they got together. It was a cute story with a heartbreaking cliff hanger ending. It did get me excited to read the next book to see if they could repair their relationship. The best part about this novella was the relationship between Mallory and her grandfather as well as his relationship with Jake. IT was so endearing and a joy to read.
Vikki Vaught
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I detest cliff hangers!!! I would not have read/listened to this book if I had known. With that said, I liked the characters and the plot, so I only took 1 star for the part I hated. The narrator is excellent as usual. Happy reading/listening!
Beanimous
Mar 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF Chapter 3.

I kept falling asleep.
Sandy S
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK: RELEASE DATE February 26, 2019

Mallory Westbrook is ready to make her move on Jake Summerford, the boy—now man—she’s been crushing on for years. Coming back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great-grandfather’s birthday provides the perfect opportunity to show Jake that she’s no longer a child.

The last thing Jake expected to do at his mentor’s birthday party was to find himself kissing Mallory under the moonlight. Though he’s known her for years, the thought of kissing her
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Miranda Knight
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: small-town
Anything by Samantha Chase I will never turn down. She is one of my favorite romance authors. Those who know me will think it's a bit odd that's she's one of my favorites since I normally love and adore New Age contemporary romance with steamy scene and alpha males or sassy heroines. Chase's style does have any of those. I still love the sweet, squeaky clean stories she gives her readers. 

I received this novella from Chase's promotional team (their logo is posted at the end of the posting). I wa
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Glorimar Irizarry
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-reviewed
Given ARC for honest review.

This is the first book that I have read by Samantha Chase and I was definitely left intrigued about what will happen between Mallory and Jake.

I am a sucker for second chance romance and Sunkissed Days, which seems to be the start of a new series by Samantha Chase, was such a cute introduction to the story of Mallory and Jake. Mallory has a huge crush on Jake, who happens to be her great-grandfather's neighbor, and on the day that her family is celebrating his 90th bi
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
This is the first book that I have read by Samantha Chase and I was definitely left intrigued about what will happen between Mallory and Jake.

I am a sucker for second chance romance and Sunkissed Days, which seems to be the start of a new series by Samantha Chase, was such a cute introduction to the story of Mallory and Jake. Mallory has a huge crush on Jake, who happens to be her great-grandfather's neighbor, and on the day that her family is celebrating his 90th birthday she final decides to m
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Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
Full Review post: https://wickedcoolflight.net

I first got a look at this with Samantha's newsletter over the summer.  Let me tell you, this one had me excited to see the newsletter each week and I soaked in like a crazed kid.  I finally get to start a series of hers from the beginning.  I'm giddy like a kid at Christmas.  

This series is going to be awesome if the start is anything to go by.  She has created this tight knit little community of Magnolia sound with a patriarch who is all out eccent
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Eileen
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author, purchased
Jake and Mallory’s love story did not end as happily as it started, and as I hoped, in Sunkissed Days, the prequel novel for Samantha Chase’s new Magnolia Sound series. We meet Mallory and Jake, her girlhood crush turned summer lover, as she stays in Magnolia Sound to help her great-grandfather Zeke with the Coleman house and grounds before she goes back to college. Watching the love between Jake and Mallory grow was wonderful but knowing that roadblocks and real life would be in their way, they ...more
Pam
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sunkissed Days is the prequel to Samantha Chase’s new Magnolia Sounds series. This story is set 6 years before book one starts & serves to introduce readers to the characters & their backgrounds. Mallory Westbrook has had a crush on Jake Summerford for years. Now she’s given herself a makeover & is determined he’ll see her now. Jake tried to resist but as they spent the summer together, they both realized the strength of their feelings. At the end of the summer, Jake is set to finally start scho ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

Other books in the series

Magnolia Sound (6 books)
  • Remind Me (Magnolia Sound, #1)
  • A Girl Like You (Magnolia Sound #2)
  • In Case You Didn't Know (Magnolia Sound #3)
  • And Then One Day (Magnolia Sound #4)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Magnolia Sound #5)
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