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I’m here today to talk to you about your next beach read! My review today is for Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews.
This would be the perfect companion for you if you’re lucky enough to head to some sandy place soon.
*Disclaimer – I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of the book, followed by my review and star rating.
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 Review :
Honestly, this book was one of my favorite MKA books – and I’ve read quite a lot of hers.
We start with Conley, who, as she is being given a fair well party by her current job, finds out that her replacement job has been completely obliterated. This leaves her with not many options, so she heads home to her grandma and sister in Florida.
Here she is tasked with trying to save the family newspaper, which she feels is beneath her pay grade.
Cue a turn of events that no one in the small town of Silver Bay saw coming. A famous politician is killed in a one man car crash, which sets into motion the biggest news story that the town has ever seen.
A not-so-secret family, big payoffs and even bigger betrayals.
Throw in family drama, death threats and an undeniable romance – and you’ve got this book.
Conley faces some real struggles, both mentally and physically during her time in Silver Bay. She has to decide that the story is more important than the repercussions. And that sometimes our most important priorities turn out to be not so important after all.
I loved every moment of reading this book.