SUMMER INDISCRETIONS is book 2 in Tamara Mataya's Summer
Love series. On the surface, SUMMER INDISCRETIONS is a
story about a woman becoming unexpectedly romantically
involved with her brother's best friend, but there is so
much more to this story. What fascinates me the most
about SUMMER INDISCRETIONS, is that it is a story about
identity and changing your destiny. Even though Blake
Wilde was in the previous book, SUMMER INDISCRETIONS
works as a standalone story.
Melanie Walker is headed for a breakdown at the opening
of SUMMER INDISCRETIONS, prompting her to escape from New
York and her stressful job. What Melanie does is more
than just go on vacation and swap living spaces with a
stranger. What she gains from her experience, using the
home swapping website Switch, is the freedom to be
herself as well as to try new things that appeal to her.
Although Melanie isn't looking for love on her vacation,
when she spies Blake on the beach, sparks fly. Something
about the change in location, and the change in Melanie's
confidence has them looking at each other with new eyes
and becoming wildly attracted to who they see. Tamara
Mataya does an amazing job of bringing the reader into
the moment and making the beach enchantments come alive.
I was almost able to smell the sea air and suntan lotion
as I read along. I like getting both perspectives because
it enabled me to get the full extent of Melanie's
transformation, as well as get how deeply Blake fell in
love with her -- much to his surprise. SUMMER
INDISCRETIONS has a torrid love affair, but the humor
makes it irresistible for readers.
SUMMER INDISCRETIONS is a fun, sexy story about love and
transformation. I love how Melanie goes away and tries to
lose herself, but ends up embracing the best parts of who
she really is instead. I'd be curious to read about
Melanie's brother in a future story. I am super excited
to read the next book by Tamara Mataya!
Life Swap: Free-spirited beach-dweller looking to Switch
lives with outgoing urbanite. Sense of adventure mandatory.
One email away from a total meltdown, Melanie Walker's
desperate to escape New York. Using Switch-a website
designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer-she
slips out of her stilettos and into a string bikini. But of
all the beaches in all the world, Blake Wilde just had to
show up on hers. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been
strictly off-limits for as long as she can remember.
To hell with that. New life? New rules.
Melanie knows something this good can't be made to last. But
for three sizzling weeks, she can pretend there won't be
consequences, recriminations, or regret...and that somehow
their growing connection can be more than just a summer fling.