Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin
To be published: June 3, 2014 by Poppy
Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with Connor Rule, her generous, smart, cute boyfriend. After all, Rory's no longer the hired help at the Rule family mansion on the beach, and she and Connor have made it through a year of long-distance dating. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can't help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor's world.
Isabel Rule is still trying to get over Mike, the devastatingly sexy surfer who broke her heart last summer. Enter Evan, an aspiring filmmaker who's kind, funny, and crushing on Isabel. He'd be the perfect summer fling -- so why can't she seem to forget about Mike?
Set against a backdrop buzzing with the rich, the famous, and the wannabe rich and famous, Since Last Summer, a companion novel to Rules of Summer, is the perfect beach read. [goodreads]
The first book, Rules of Summer, was a favorite summer read for me last year, and I feel like it was a book that didn't get the attention it deserved. So having enjoyed that one so much, of course I am patiently waiting for its companion novel, Since Last Summer. I really liked the alternating stories between Rory and Isabel, giving a glimpse at summer life in the Hamptons from the upstairs and downstairs point of views. However, it was Isabel's story that stood out a little more for me. I am so anxious to find out if Mike gets another chance! He has to, right?!
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