Book 3, Cruel Summer
Rachel Van Dyken
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The final installment in Marlo and Ray’s story of revenge, love, and the thin line between hate and passion.
They’ll fight until the bitter end.
After all what is love without a whole lotta hate?
Life has a way of altering a person when you’re forced to face the end off it, and now Marlo and Ray refuse to let the hate win especially since everyone is counting on them.
They’re ready for the final curtain call.
And this one, may be the most important one of their lives as tragedies turn into happily ever afters, and dark secrets are revealed.
Break a leg…right?
I really enjoyed all of the characters in this series. They are all just wonderful and such a great group of friends. Their friendship is heartwarming, and I hope we get to see more of them.
The writing is engaging and the story filled with tenderness. My heart hurt, I smiled, and I swooned as I watched Marlo and Ray work through the pain of the past to help them move forward with their future.
Marlo and Ray are beautiful! You can feel the chemistry. I loved watching Ray let go and how Marlo was there for her, helping her, guiding her, loving her, being everything she needs. A beautiful story of acceptance and love.
“You’ve never hidden yourself, I’m not sure you’re even capable of it. When I see your eyes, I know everything’s going to be okay, because I see your love.”
Emotional and fub
This is the conclusion of Marlo and Ray’s dramatic romance. It is not as exciting with big buildups like the first two but it still took you on a roller coaster ride. It the final installment you find Ray and Marlo battling her feelings. She is afraid of loving and losing Marlo. The push and pull of her feelings sends Marlo spinning. Add a near death experience , an emotional showdown with her parents, and a play that is still not put together and you get a high drama. On top of the fans there is still humor to even everything out. Great conclusion with a cute epilogue.
Laughter and tears
Such a beautiful book and series. The 2nd page in and I was already in tears. The love, the hate, the fighting, the chemistry even the history behind Marlo and Ray is amazing. It’s so strong it’s so powerful and emotional. It’s funny as hell also and comes with such great characters that just fit. I absolutely loved it.