Hello, Summer by: Mary Kay Andrews

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

Description from the Publisher through Netgalley

New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.

It’s a new season…

Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks.

For small town scandals…

When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat—and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.”

And big-time secrets.

Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer.

My Review

I have very mixed feelings about this book. I liked the fact that it was a twist on her normal beach reads but it dragged a bit for me. Although it included summer feels and a romance with a touch of mystery, there were a lot characters and back stories that felt a bit unnecessary. I would get into the story just to be pulled out of it because of the info dumping.

This was not my favorite of Mary Kay Andrews beach stories and I felt a bit disappointed. However, maybe I wasn’t in the right mood for it. If you are looking for a mystery, summer read with a bit of family drama, I recommend that you try this one out.

I gave this book 3 crowns.

I received this E- ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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