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Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan…
Life is just dandy for aspiring fashion designer Annalise Farley. She has a great job (or she will once her designs are discovered), parents who only slightly disapprove, a cat that thinks she’s a dog, and a best friend…even if she hasn’t seen her in a while.
But then Jake Maxwell saunters back into her life. Jake, the love god. Jake, her best friend’s older brother. Jake, who broke her heart at sixteen without realizing it, then left to become a pro surfer. Now he’s back, having taken the surfing and business worlds by storm, and he’s ready for a new challenge—catching the eye of another girl. And he wants Annalise’s help.
Helping Jake land his next girlfriend is too fraught with emotional danger for her liking, but then Jake offers to put her designs in his shops. Is that the sound of her life cracking at the seams? It’s hard to tell with Jake smiling at her like she’s the only thing that makes him happy…
"It keeps you routing for the characters and isn't without the moments that tug on your heartstrings. I would definitely recommend." - Lost to Books
I've been a BIG fan of Rachel Bailey's books for a long time so when I heard she had her first New Adult title out I was very excited. 'The Summer of Jake' has all the things I love in Rachel's books - kicker story, stacks of emotion and a great romance - but the best part of this one for me was... ...more
Most people will tell you that falling in love is never part of the grand master plan of their lives. Most plan their careers, their vacations, the car they want to buy but planning on falling in love is just never as easy , nor is it what everyone plans on doing.
Yet it is exactly what Annalise... ...more
This is SUCH a fun read, even if you don’t read it in your head using an Australian accent like I did. The inside of Annalise’s head is a brilliant place to be (I imagine the inside of her cat/dog’s head is pretty entertaining, as well). Between raising a cat that thinks it’s a dog, speaking to h... ...more
I don't think Jake can help himself it's in his nature to flirt, "nope. I like jeans. Don't you like me in jeans?" He gave me a mischievous grin." He's also not dumb, especially when it comes to Annalise, "you sometimes look at me with sadness in your eyes, and I wondered if someone had hurt you.... ...more
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I will admit, when I first read the title for this book it didn't really capture my attention. However, I'm quickly growing to love books by this publisher so I decided to give it a go as combined with the cover it looked like a feel-good read.
Loved this book it has a bit of everything. It was funny, sweet, emotional, serious, and romantic it was everything and yet not overwhelming in the least. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. I cannot wait to read this author's other works. ...more
Published by - Entangled Publishing, LLC
Release Date - 4th August 2014
Pages - 288
My Rating - 4 Stars
Oh how I love a good Aussie read!!! There may not have been my favourite outback or country areas in this book, but it was still written about the greatest state and city in the... ...more
I read this in a day, so caught up was I in the swoon-worthy Jake! You're not supposed to date your friend's sister, it's a sin (lol), but what about your sister's friend? Age, and the rule, turned his attentions elsewhere, but Jake suddenly needs Annalise's help (to win over another gal!) and sh... ...more
This was a very sweet book where Jake has to grow up and become a man. It was more than the typical teen fantasy of big brother falls in love. It was about change and heartache and growth. This book captures love in its rawest form and explodes with passion and angst. The connection between the m... ...more
I liked this book. I did skip some parts but it was good. I love when Annalise told Jake was a coward then then the next day his sister tells him he's an idiot. That was funny. I also love when Kelly was playing matchmaker for Annalise and Jake to come to her house. And when there sitting then An... ...more
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I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.
This book surprised me a little. I was expecting the usual type of NA Contemporary Romance novels — which wouldn’t have been a bad thing — and instead I discovered a book that is... ...more
grinned a lot! If a book can cheer you up, that’s this one!
I enjoyed reading the story of Annalise and Jake, researching for love but also for the satisfaction of their desire for personal growth and fulfillment.
Annalise is a promising clothing designer, beautiful, full of life, and had a big cr... ...more
5 Star Review
Jake Maxwell is a former pro surfer who owns multiple shops and has been leading a great life. Now he is a little bored and is trying to pursue someone from the legal department involved with his business. His concern is that he needs to update his image, look more the sophisticate t... ...more
Firstly thank you to Entangled publishing for approving me for a review copy of this book on Netgalley!
The story is all about two main characters Annalise and Jake. Jake is the older brother of Annalise’s best friend and her teenage crush, but years later when he insists she’s the woman to help h... ...more
The Summer of Jake was a really quick read for me. Its not often you have a book thats such a delight to read that you don't simply want to put it down, but literally want to consume it. The only problem with books like this, they do end and then you are left thinking, 'What happens next?'
What I... ...more
I LOVE the best friend's older brother plot. Seriously. As a teenager I used to wish one of my friends had an older brother that I could fall in love with, but sadly, that never happened. So I live vicariously through stories like this.
I really liked Annalise! She has spunk and is a little quirky... ...more
Annalise Farley's has always had two dreams. One: Be a fashion designer. Two: Jake Maxwell, the man who broke her heart as a teenager.
When Jake walks back into Annalise's life wanting advice on impressing his next conquest, Annalise uses it to her advantage to get her fashion displayed in one of... ...more
can never get tired of stories about teenage crush magnified a hundred million times when they meet again when they're all grown up. It's a fun thing chasing after this crush even if he never notices. And in this story it will take a while before Jake realizes how Annalise can be the love of his... ...more
* I will try not to include spoilers.
The Summer of Jake by Rachel Bailey
Annalise Farley is recently out of work but has always had a talent for designing. One day she receives a phone call from her best friends brother, Jake Maxwell. Jake asks Annalise to meet him for coffee to ask a favor of he... ...more
Growing up, Annalise always had a crush on Jake, her best friend's older brother, a crush that was never reciprocated nor noticed. After having spent a few years away, garnering success as a pro surfer and a businessman, Jake returns to ask Annalise for help...in getting the attention of another... ...more
Annalise has always had a crush on her best friends older brother Jake. He is a famous successful surfer/businessman who has a lot of baggage from past relationships and a complicated relationship with his father. She is a aspiring, quirky fashion designer who has an unhealthy attachment to her c... ...more
This is a wonderful story that has everything it is fun sensual and heartwarming, Annalise had a crush on her best friend Kelly's brother Jake when she was 15 Jake is a champion surfer and now owns his own business and is very sucsessful and also very good looking Annalise is a fashion designer a... ...more
A Summer Romance between Annalise Farley and Jake Maxwell
Annalise has been in love with her best friend Kelly's brother since she was a younger teen. Jake Maxwell has implanted inside his soul that he will never fall in love and have the HEA because of his famous rock star father's past.
"The mom... ...more
Annalise Farley had a teenage crush on Jake Maxwell, but he never knew she was there. Now they are all grown up and Jake comes to her with an offer. He wants her to help him smooth his rough edges so that he can attract another woman. Since she's currently unemployed, she agrees. In exchange he w... ...more