Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Review of Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

Hello, Summer
publication: May 5th 2020 by St. Martin's Press

New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.

It’s a new season...

Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks.

For small town scandals...

When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat—and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.”

And big-time secrets.

Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer. 

My Thoughts…

I am a Mary Kay Andrews fan.   I love the beach settings, the realistic characters, and the plots that keep me turning page after page.   Hello, Summer is exactly what I was hoping it would be.    I was looking for a fun and easy to read book that would keep me entertained during a time when I am stuck at home more than I’d like to be.  

The length of the book had my second guessing reading it.  I am struggling right now to keep my attention on anything for long, but my attention was help for all 450 pages of Hello, Summer.  I was invested in Conley and Gray’s sister relationship, in Skelly’s and Conley’s romance, in Lorraine and Winnie’s friendships, and most of all in the mystery behind the death of a beloved local congressman. Hello, Summer has everything.   There is romance, mystery, drama, and family.   What more can you ask for?

Whether on a beach or cuddle up on a cold winter night this book will have you dreaming of putting your toes in the sand.  

** Thank you Jason Beatrice at St. Martin’s Press  for a copy of Hello, Summer in exchange for my honest review.

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Meet Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best-selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.

Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to write fiction full-time in 1991. She published ten mystery novels under her own name between 1992 and 2000, and switched to the Andrews pen name in 2002 to author Savannah Blues, which marked a change in her style to more Southern-flavored themes.

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