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The Summer Without You

The Summer Without You [Kindle Edition]

Karen Swan
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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The perfect summer read (

The Summer Without You is delicious, glamorous and purely sinful. (I Heart Chick Lit blog)

I truly managed to escape into the novel . . . it's the perfect read for summer day at the beach (or the Hamptons!) (

This is a glamourous, sexy read that you really can't miss, it is absolutely one of this summer's must-reads! (On My Bookshelf blog)

Bright, breezy, escapist fun (Sunday Mirror)

A perfect read for lazing around the pool (Bella)

Great escapism (Red magazine)

Great beach read. (Sunday Express)

Pure escapism (Marie Claire)

Product Description

Rowena Tipton isn't looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become engaged. But when a chance encounter at a New York wedding leads to an audition for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons - Manhattan's elite beach scene - suddenly a new life is exactly what she's got.

Stretching before her is a summer with three eclectic housemates, long days on white sand ocean beaches and parties on gilded tennis courts. But high rewards bring high stakes and Rowena soon finds herself caught in the crossfire of a vicious intimidation campaign. Alone for the first time in her adult life, she has no-one to turn to but a stranger who is everything she doesn't want - but possibly everything she needs.

A gorgeously escapist summer read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 764 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447264428
  • Publisher: Pan (22 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IXLVW78
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This summer's must - read 28 May 2014
By Agi
This is the second book by Karen Swan that I had pleasure to read and be sure that I will be keeping my eye on her every next release. And I hope it's going to happen sooner rather than later because Karen is going to write two novels a year from now! Result!

The story follows Rowena Tipton, who is a professional photographer and who settles very comfortably into her life with her business and a long - term boyfriend Matt. You can imagine her surprise when Matt decides that he needs a "break" from this relationship, that he needs to start missing Ro again, and goes travelling to Asia for six months. And it's actually fait accompli. So Ro, after the initial shock, decides to spend her summer in the US, in Hamptons strictly speaking. She has luck to find, in a very funny way, a houseshare with three other flatmates, Hump, Bobbie and Greg. There is everything she can dream of: glamorous parties, tennis courts, horses, wonderful house to live in, fantastic new friends, brilliant scenery and there are endless chances for her to takes photos, the sky is the limit, so perhaps this once the summer without Matt is not going to be so bad?

The characters couldn't be more different from each other if you asked for it and this was a totally enjoyable fact. I loved Hump (the strangest name I have ever come across in the book) and his laid - back life attitude, Bobbi with her sharper than knife tongue, Florence with her ideas and I liked Ted, although he entered the story in a very stormy way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous holiday read 5* is not enough xXx 25 May 2014
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I read my first Karen Swan book at Christmas and I loved it so I couldn’t wait for her new release The Summer Without You, what I didn’t expect was the hefty size! This book would be hazardous if you was to fall asleep reading it but luckily enough the storyline is so compelling there is no chance of drifting off!

Rowena or Ro as we come to know her has just bagged herself a Summer in the Hamptons after her partner decides he is having a pause in their relationship to go trekking! Ro is in for an adventure herself, she finds three fun and lively friends in her new housemates who show her a life far from her what she is used to. As she begins to make friends and work comes rolling in will Ro be able to go back to her old life and still have the same feelings for Matt?

I adored this book! I was put off by the size of the book as I usually find with larger books like this that they seem quite drawn out but I can’t say that about this book. It flows at a comfortable pace and there are no low points to the book in fact it is anything but! This author sure does like her unexpected twists and turns, this is what makes this book impossible to put down as you have to keep turning the pages to see what the next revelation will be.

There is a delightful group of characters in this book I loved each and every one of them they create such a light fun read just from their personalities alone. Ro was a fabulous main character, I thought she was going to annoy me and be a bit feeble after allowing her partner to put a pause on her relationship but I think she handled it pretty well and I think her time in The Hamptons made her find out who she really is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read for the summer! 22 May 2014
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
Rowena Tipton is looking for a new adventure, something exciting to take up her time as her long-term boyfriend has pressed pause on their relationship. Following a chance encounter at a wedding, Rowena finds herself auditioning for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons – the ELITE beach scene – and suddenly a new life is what she has! Ahead of her is a summer with her three housemates, days on the beautiful sandy shores and parties on tennis courts. But with high rewards brings high stakes and soon Rowena finds herself caught in the crossfire of an intimidation campaign. And she finds the only person she can turn to is a stranger who is everything she doesn’t want, but maybe everything she needs…

I thoroughly enjoyed this! As with all of Karen’s novels that I have read – I was sucked in from the very first pages, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to jump head first into everything that was going on.

I absolutely LOVED the setting! I’ve read books previously and watched TV shows set in The Hamptons and that setting is a personal favourite of mine – I love everything about it – the lifestyle, the beaches, the views, wow. Karen’s writing is stunning – her descriptions are beautiful and really brought the Hamptons to life. I could imagine walking along the beautiful sands, looking out at the ocean, I could feel the atmosphere and picture each characters clearly in my mind. At times it genuinely felt as though I had been transported abroad and was watching every scene unfold in front of me.

I liked the characters, I found them fascinating and I liked how each character really had their own ‘voice’. I especially liked Rowena, from the beginning her story captivated me and I thoroughly enjoyed following her on her journey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read. Would highly recommend.
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Published 2 days ago by djredsull
2.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes a book is probably very good but just doesn't do it for me -...
Gave up 1/4 way in, sorry. Sometimes a book is probably very good but just doesn't do it for me - this is one of those.
Published 9 days ago by lily
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book. I have read it a couple of times and enjoyed it each time. It is atmospheric and makes me yearn for blue skies and wonderful beaches. A great story.
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enjoyable book
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Published 1 month ago by Denise Patricia Gilliam-Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure escapism
This is the second book by Karen Swan I have read, and I have immensely enjoyed both. They both were easy read offering escapism, I found myself getting immersed in those stories... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Isabelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
I'm a fan of Karen Swan and I loved this book! It's set in one of the places in the USA that I'd love to go! Ro is a great heroine and I enjoyed her story, especially the ending!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Susan Carberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant.... Can't wait for Karen's next book!!
Published 2 months ago by Mo
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great easy read. One of main relationships seemed utterly unbelievable to me but despite this I really enjoyed it.
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