It's review time again! I once again had a chance to preview an upcoming book by Nicole Deese. This one, releasing TODAY is called A New Shade of Summer. It is a part of the Love In Lennox series and let me tell you, I love this charming little town in Oregon. I was so excited to come back to this fictional town and explore both characters I had previously encountered and new ones!
The main characters in the story are Callie and Davis. Davis was a side character in Love in Lennox book two, A Season to Love. I remember being compelled by his character in that story so I was excited to see him get his own story. He is a veterinarian and single father to twelve year-old Brandon. Davis is straightlaced and a rule follower. Callie is an artist who is always on the move. Her sister and niece and nephew have made Lennox their home and Callie is in town for the majority of the summer to spend time with her family and work on a mural at a local bakery. These two meet when Brandon is hanging out with Callie's nephew. Callie instantly sense an artist ability and creative soul in Brandon, one that completely alludes Davis.
Even with their vast differences, the chemistry between these two is evident early on. In fact, it is their differences that make them such an interesting match. I enjoyed seeing them figure out why the other one viewed something differently. The book alternates between both characters' points of view, told in first person, so it is fascinating to see how each one views the other's personality.
I've said it before, but I love how fiction speaks truth. This book is no different. We all have different personalities and sometimes the old cliche is true, opposites do attract. As someone who considers myself creative and more "go with the flow" I related to Callie's outlook on life, but I also understood Davis' point of view on life. When we understand that people view life differently, it helps us to appreciate them more. Nicole Deese did a great job of demonstrating that in this story.
This book was an easy read but one that made me think too. I highly recommend it! Order it in paperback or e-book from your local retailer or from Amazon:
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