Review: Just for the Summer by Jenna Rutland

March 22, 2013
Title: Just for the Summer
Author: Jenna Rutland
Published: Entangled Bliss | March 11, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook...and to see if the baby she gave up for adoption eight years ago is happy. When she’s done with her reconnaissance, she plans to return to Detroit without any doubts about past decisions. But when she sees her little boy—indeed happy despite living with his single dad—she finds she can’t keep her promise to stay away from her son or from his flirtatious father, who has no idea of her true identity.

Recently divorced sheriff Matt Reagan is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?


     Entangled Bliss is turning out to be my favorite source for sweet heartfelt romances. I loved Just for the Summer. It was a perfect length, summer story that took place in a small town where a mother searches for the son she gave up for adoption 8 years ago and now wants to see for herself if she made the right decision for her little boy. In the process, she ends up falling for the very flirtatious, single father of her son and is stuck in a position where she can make everyone happy by pretending or hurt them by revealing her true identity.

     Dani is one of the sweetest and most genuine character I've ever came across. Reading about her makes me feel like I know someone like her, she has that nurturing quality that I admire in a person. Her story of how she became pregnant and why she had to give up her child was heart-breaking but I commend on her courage to do the right thing, no matter how hard it was for her. Her moments with Sam were precious to read and I enjoyed seeing them together. Besides the serious issues, this book was filled with playful flirtations and witty banter between Dani & Matt. Some of their dialogues are so spontaneous and lough-out-loud hilarious that you know you're going to have a blast reading their story. I had so much fun reading about Dani & Matt, I was praying them to work out their differences and have happy ending because they both deserved one.

     Just for the Summer is a fast-paced, light yet very very romantic book about a mother and the consequences of her past decisions that brought her to where she was always supposed to be. It had a very cute ending and I loved it. I highly recommend this book. Better yet, give Bliss imprint a try if you haven't already. As far as some of their books I've read, they always leave me satisfying and makes me smile in the end.

A Copy was provided by Entangled Publishing via Netgalley for an honest review. (Thank You so much!)


  1. I have to read some Entangled Bliss, dude!! They sound so heartfelt and sweet! Dani sounds like a fantastic MC and one that makes you just adore her! Sounds like a perfect read for this summer! :)

    1. Dude! You gotta read them. Dani was really special.

  2. I'm always in the mood for light heartfelt contemporary and these Entangled Bliss series sure sounds like something that I would enjoy! Thanks for the great review and heads up on these books Aman! :)

  3. Haha, this sounds so freaking cute! I love contemporary, and this one kind of sounds like the perfect beach read! Dani and Matt sound like they make a good couple, and I wanna know about Dani's reasons for giving up Matt! Fab review, Aman! (:

    Megan@The Book Babe

    1. It was super cute and flirty. You will enjoy it.

  4. I'd never heard of this book before but that cover is good and you've made it sound amazing! I'll definitely add this to my TBR and read it sometime. I love the plot, it sounds like something I'd enjoy. :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  5. Great review, Aman! I, too, really enjoyed Just for the Summer, it was sweet, quick and humorous, even if there were some more difficult themes as well.

    I hope you're having a great week! Happy reading :)


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