Monday, July 13, 2009

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

From Melissa Walker's website:
This is the story of Quinn, an indie rock girl who came out to Austin, Texas for a music internship.

She also plans to spend long, lazy days in the sun at outdoor concerts--and to meet a hot musician or two. Instead, she's stuck rooming with her sorority brainwashed cousin, who now willingly goes by the name 'Party Penny.' Their personalities clash, big time.

But Sebastian, a gorgeous DJ, definitely makes up for it. Sebastian has it all: looks, charm, and great taste in music. So why can't Quinn keep her mind off Penny's friend cute, All-American Russ and his Texas twang?

One thing's certain: Quinn's in for a summer she'll never forget!

Lovestruck Summer has got to be one of my favorite summer romances of all time. I seriously squeeeeeeed throughout the whole book. Oh My God. I felt like Melissa Walker wrote this book for me. I totally and completely got Quinn. I'm sort of a music snob myself and could totally see myself in her. I don't do country music, I just don't. I'm sure I like a few songs that I don't realize are country but that is all. Also, I've never thought of a cowboy/fratboy as hot, never, until now. I really appreciated this book's message of not dismissing something or someone just because you think you should or because you believe the stereotype about something.

I loved the back and forth between Quinn and her cowboy/fratboy neighbor Russ. Holy heck was that boy as sweet can be! But no, Quinn is set on finding herself an indie/emo boy and sets her sights on Sebastian a local dj who might not be as good inside as he looks outside.

Then we have Quinn's cousin Penny and her sorority sister/next door neighbor Chrissy who at first glance Quinn writes off. And then there's co-intern Jade who comes off kind of cold at first. By the end of the summer Quinn will get to know these girls so well and come to learn a lot about herself and her beliefs in the process.

Ok, I could just go on and on about how much I love this book, but just really see for yourself. You will squeal and laugh and go aww about 1,000 times!

Lovestruck Summer was released on May 5th.

Genre: Young Adult
5/5 Stars
Review copy provided by publisher


  1. Way to get me excited for this book Alea. Sounds too good to be true!

  2. I've been searching every library for this one and no luck yet. Grrr. Now you've made the want even higher! :)

  3. The cover of that one is just so much fun. Glad to see the book lives up to it.

  4. Yay, I loved this one too. :)

  5. Everyone that has read this book, loved it! I'm going to have to read it :)


  6. I really want to read this book. I love that it is set in Austin, too. :)

  7. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Sounds like a good book, and great review. I love reading when someone really enjoys a book.

  8. I loved this one too, so cute! You don't like country music?! Tsk tsk you should really try some it's good :) There are some great country songs out there. There are some sucky ones too but hey, there are also some sucky indie songs. There are also some good indie country songs so yeah.. :)

  9. OMG, you make me want to read this one even more than before! I love Melissa Walker, and this book just sounds so light, cute, and fun!

  10. glad you liked it, i wan to read this too :)

  11. I'm really glad you enjoyed this! It sounds good and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!

    ~Briana :)

  12. This review is the best wedding present! I'm so, so glad you liked it!

  13. I can't wait to get my copy. This book sounds great.

  14. ohh I so wish... to get this one!

  15. I really do not like this cover. I think it makes the book like a fluff piece and something I wouldn't like at all, but it sounds really good!


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