The Summer I Met You by Victoria Walters

The Summer I Met You

by Victoria Walters


 Publisher: Headline

Publishing Date: 11th February 2016

Source:  Copy provided by the publisher, thank you!

Number of pages: 65

Genre: Contemporary/ Women’s Fiction

 Buy the Book: Kindle



Escape to Cornwall and meet the characters of Talting in this wonderful digital short story and prequel to Victoria Walters’ captivating debut novel, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE.

This is a summer romance that will last a lifetime…

Rating: 3/5

„The Summer I Met You” is a great teaser of what you can expect in its sequel, Victoria’s debut full – length novel „The Second Love of My Life” that is going to be published in April. If it’s going to be like this little novella, with this beautiful, gentle writing style and the author touching upon many feelings, than we are for a real treat! Victoria Walters couldn’t have introduce herself better to the readers.

Sure, everything happens so quickly in this short story, and the author couldn’t stop to focus more on the characters, but nevertheless, she has brilliantly captured all the most important facts and emotions between those 65 pages. The novella is truly about the summer when Emma met John, but it also introduces us to Emma’s family and her best friends Rose and Lucas, and I immediately fell in love with this couple – even more than with Emma and John, to be honest. While Emma and John seem to be so very serious, there is a feeling of carelessness and fun around Rose and her boyfriend, and I am incredibly happy that it’s going to be Rose who’s the main character in „The Second Love of My Life”. Though not sure now about what’s going to happen with Lucas, judging by the title. Ouch.

Emma and John’s story is lovely, so refreshing and so optimistic, so full of young love. I really liked how well the author captured all the dilemmas and uncertainty that they felt, and she didn’t make their lives easy – peasy: they were so young and so in love, and they must have made some really great choices. I liked the factor of uncertainty, as we really couldn’t be sure what kind of decisions they’re going to meet. The story takes us from present to past and thanks to this it just flaws. Also, Ms Walters has brilliantly captured the atmosphere of this little town Talting, where everybody knows everything about each other.

„The Summer I Met You” is engaging and nicely written novella that you’re going to read in an hour, and it’s for sure going to leave you wanting for more – I personally can’t wait for „The second Love of My Life”!


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