Review: Twisted Summer by Lucy V. Morgan

Twisted Summer
by Lucy V. Morgan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Jan. 12, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

Eighteen-year-old Danni Warren has big plans for her last summer before college: a cool job, a concert she wouldn’t miss for the world, and spending time with her beautiful girlfriend, Esme. But after one hell of an argument, Danni’s mother packs her off to stay with her estranged step-uncle, Gabe, in his lodge on the English coast. So begins a weekend of the worst punishment imaginable: no phone signal.

With his sun kissed good looks and sarcastic manner, twenty-nine-year-old Gabe Asher isn’t anything like Danni expected. She wants to hate him—he’s her punishment for standing up to her mother—but between surfing lessons and beach hikes, Gabe and Danni grow close. Maybe too close.

Now Danni’s questioning everything: old family secrets, her future, her strained relationship with Esme. One sun stained afternoon, Gabe and Danni go too far. And then everything else falls apart…

So, Twisted Summer was interesting. When Danni is sent off to spend the week with her mother’s estranged step brother, the last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her sort of uncle. After all, she thought she was a lesbian. However, when her sort of uncle starts showing interest in her, things get a little weird really quickly as they develop a romance.

I know that they weren’t blood and Gabe has been estranged from the family just about her entire life. So it’s not like he watched her grow up, and played her uncle her entire life. Her mom practically shipped her daughter off to a 29 year old man’s house. So, as long as I kept that in the back of my mind, I was fine. However, the author kept reminding the reader of Gabe’s status and it just kind of made me feel weird. Especially when the author wrote some pretty explicit sex scenes. Kinda takes you out of the mood of the scene when freezing water is splashed on you by the word “uncle”.

I think this story has potential. If it weren’t for the constant reminders of her “not uncle”, and the slight creepiness of his advancing on her the way that he did, I probably would have enjoyed this story a lot more. I thought it was just taboo enough without going too far into Grossville. One thing that I wish we had gotten was the story on what happened after their family found out about their romance. I feel like that would have made one hell of a story.

2 Thoughts on “Review: Twisted Summer by Lucy V. Morgan

  1. Before I saw the pub date I was thinking that the cover had that throw back look.

    Not sure it’s for me lol

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  2. I completely get the creepiness factor from that.

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