Review of Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

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Review of Endless Summer by Jennifer EcholsEndless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Also by this author: Forget You, Biggest Flirts
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2011-04-19
Genres: Dating & Sex, Humorous Stories, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.  Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen—not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols stars clueless Lori McGuillicudy who gets in romantic entanglements with the boys next door. The cool thing about Endless Summer is that it is two books in one. The first book is The Boys Next Door, and the second book is the sequel, Endless Summer.

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols was an exceptionally quick read for me. I read all 587 pages in one day. I found this to be captivating. It absolutely captures the essence of summer fun. I especially enjoyed the marina/lake setting. I feel that isn’t something I get enough. I like books where there is a water setting. Also, the male characters were a lot of fun. The interaction between the Vader brothers is hilarious.

I found Lori to be incredibly annoying. It is hard for me to believe anyone could be so dumb. Yes, let’s date one boy to make the other one want me. In real life, he’d get jealous for like a day and then move on, at least that is my experience. It’s hard for me to get past that.

I’ve seen great reviews for Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols, but ultimately, I thought it was okay, not terrible, not perfect. I will try some of Echols‘ more serious works, hopefully I will enjoy them more.

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  1. I love Jennifer Echols. She writes great books so I will definetly be giving this a try, but it probably wont be something that I pick up until next summer. :]

  2. I read the rest of Jennifer Echols’ books because I loved Going Too Far. Endless Summer wasn’t that great for me, I had the same problem with the book as you did – I didn’t like the idea of her going for one brother to make the other jealous. Her other Simon Pulse comedies are better – Major Crush and The Ex Games.

  3. Its funny how you read 500+ pages in 24hours but didn´t love it LOL I liked how you said it captures the summer essence… added. But I´m not that interested on Going Too Far story.

  4. i’m totally bias when it comes to this woman’s books because i just LOVE them all so so much, BUT, I honestly think you should read Going Too Far. one of the best character drive books i’ve ever read and it gives you that tingly feeling, loved it.

  5. I’m reading this right now. It’s okay, but my least favorite of Echols’ books. Going Too Far and Forget You are very much worth reading.

  6. Is this how they really spell his name in the book? I don’t know any McGillicuddy’s who spell it this way.
    I’m not sure what other people hear that make them think to put that extra “u” in there… and the “d” left out… that don’t look right, either. 😛
    I have seen McGillicutty — not for real people, mind you, but usually for businesses who want an “Irish flavor” and don’t know how to spell “McGillicuddy”
    The other, proper, way to spell McGillicuddy, is based off of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the mountain range in the west of Ireland.
    The spelling of that character’s name alone, puts me off this book, unless of course, the author can provide some evidence for why she chose that spelling.


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