Bronwyn Green

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I spend literally every day with books. Books I’m writing. Books I’m editing for clients. Books I’m prepping to go into audio for clients. And books I want to read for me.

That’s a lot of books.

But for the purpose of this blog post, we’ll just stick to the best book I’ve read for me.

The first one is Riptide by Kathryn Nolan. I discovered her earlier this year while we were working on Boho Barbie’s Dream Bathroom. I was on Amazon searching for a boho style shower curtain, and her book, Bohemian came up. I went and one-clicked that bad boy and fell in love with Kathryn’s writing. Then I got to know Kathryn and fell in love with her, too. Book people are the best people. But, back to this post.

Earlier this summer, I was in a slump. I was stressed out and depressed, and I needed an author I could trust to pull me out of that. Or, you know, at least distract me. So, I dove into the one full-length novel of Kathryn’s I hadn’t read yet. And honestly, it might be my favorite of hers. I don’t know. I mean, I love them all. But this is right up my alley. Enemies to lovers. Environmental activist vs. corporate greed. Sloooooooooooow burn. Hot, emotional sex. I fucking love this book.

Here’s the blurb because you should check it out. No, really. Get on that.

Avery Dacosta never expected to find a protester in front of her office.

Especially not now, when she’s this close to achieving a professional milestone years in the making: building a luxury hotel on Playa Vieja, San Diego’s untouched beach paradise.

Finn Travis, local surfer and all-around nice guy, never expected to find himself the leader of Playa Vieja’s resistance. He’s more of a mellow tree-hugger than a radical activist. Except Avery’s hotel threatens to destroy the place he loves the most. For the first time in his life, Finn decides to use his charisma for more than just attracting his next fling.

Avery’s worked too hard to let a bongo-playing hippie like Finn shatter her perfect future. And his naive idealism grates on her every nerve.

She’s not alone in her loathing: Finn thinks Avery is a greedy, corporate robot.

As Avery and Finn crash together like waves against the shore, their debates become heated. Sexy. Dirty.

But the riptide of their attraction jeopardizes more than just their ideological values. Can Avery and Finn be together without giving up what they care about the most?

Convinced? Here, go to Amazon. I’ll help. Riptide by Kathryn Nolan

And check out Gwen and Jess‘ favorite read of the summer!

2 thoughts on “The Best Thing I Read This Summer

  1. Pansy Petal says:

    I have Bohemian on my tbr list from last time you talked about this author. I have now added Riptide too. So much to read. So little time. *sigh* I need to go read now.

  2. Alex Kourvo says:

    This sounds great! As I read more and more romance, I’m discovering that slow burn is my favorite kind of read, so I’ll be sure to pick this one up.

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