I just realized this never got its own dedicated announcement here on my blog.
Saugatuck Summer (coming May 19 from Riptide, now available for pre-order) is up on NetGalley for reviewers.
One summer can change everything.
Hi, I’m Topher Carlisle: twenty-one, pretty, and fabulous. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. But let’s get real. Walking the fake-it-til-you-make-it road to independence and self-respect isn’t easy. Especially since my mom’s a deadbeat alcoholic, and most of my family expects me to turn out just as worthless. Oh, and I’m close to losing my college swimming scholarship, so let’s add “dropout” to the list.
My BFF has invited me to stay at her beach house on the shore of Lake Michigan. That’ll give me one summer to make money and figure out what I want to do with my life. So of course I decide to have an affair with my BFF’s married, closeted dad. Because that always works out.
Now I’m homeless, friendless, jobless. Worthless. Just like my family expects, right? Except there’s this great guy, Jace, who sees it differently. He’s got it all together in ways I can only dream of—he’s hot, creative, insightful, understanding. He seems to think I don’t give myself enough credit. And if I don’t watch out, I may start to believe him.
Some of you have heard me gush about this novel before, but for those of you who haven’t, allow me to say that this novel is a huge event for me. Huge. This novel… sometimes I don’t even have the words for it. I love all of my projects, but this one was something else, something uniquely personal. It came straight from my soul and poured itself onto the page, and as I wrote it, I knew it was going to be amazing, and it is. That’s not ego. That’s not me congratulating myself or thinking I’m brilliant or anything, because I’m not. There was just a spark of something absolutely magical that went into writing this novel, something I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to find or capture again no matter how many other books I write. Writing it moved me in ways nothing else ever will, and I’m really excited to be able to share that magic with the world.
So if you have access to NetGalley, by all means check it out!