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Calendar Girls: Dog Days of Summer (Best Novel Set in Summer)

~Welcome back to the Calendar Girls Monthly Blog Event!~

Today is the first post marking the return of Calendar Girls and I am beyond excited to be hosting with my friend Katie at Never Not Reading! We met though the Calendar Girls group when it was hosted by Flavia and Melanie, and we both absolutely adored participating! Calendar Girls took a little break for a while, but we were lucky enough to be able to pick it up and bring it back!

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For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event, formerly hosted by Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile and Melanie and MNBernard Books, that was inspired by the Neil Sedaka song Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a specific theme, voted on by the participants, where we get to talk about a particular book we love or think fits the theme the best. The blog event was created to incite fun bookish discussions and to spread the blogger love by introducing us to new bloggers and/or books that we have not come across before.


If this sounds like something you would enjoy, make sure to head to my Calendar Girls info page! Drop a comment and let me know if you are interested in joining us, and sign up for the newsletter if you would like monthly updates on the chosen themes and blogger picks! We’d love to have you join us!

If you are joining on the fun today, make sure to link back to this post AND Katie’s post so we can add your name and choice to the list of participants for all to enjoy! 🙂

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~Dog Days of Summer (Best Novel Set in Summer)~


And now, for my pick…


Lose Me by M.C. Frank

Synopsis: Jane Austen meets K-drama in this compulsively readable New Adult novel of movie stars, golden beaches and intense romance.

“Today is not the day I die.”

Ari Demos, a half Greek stunt girl, starts her every day with this thought. It’s not that her job isn’t dangerous, but she’s been surfing, training and doing sick water stunts for years. Now, just months after graduating from high school, she’s ready for her first job on a real movie set. But on the day before shooting starts, she has an accident.One that almost claims her life. And that’s when she realizes that she can’t hide from the truth any longer: something big and dark is coming, and she’s not sure she will survive it.

Then Wes Spencer arrives on the scene with his expensive yacht, glamorous friends and bored attitude. He’s a British superstar, the famous pirate of a hit TV show that made girls all over the planet swoon at a glimpse of his dirty blonde hair and green eyes, and he’s in Greece to film a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When he meets Ari, he dismisses her as too unimportant. But as it turns out, she isn’t unimportant. In fact, quite the opposite.

Will Wes and Ari fall in love Hollywood style, or will they end up fighting for their lives?

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Lose Me is a beautiful story set during Summer in Corfu, Greece. It has Summer vibes, Summer romance, and an emotional story-line! It’s the perfect Summer read! I found it highly addictive, and I could imagine myself sitting on a beach somewhere, with my toes in the sand, devouring it! It really spoke to my soul and sang to the beach lover within me! When I think of Summer and the beach I think of Lose Me.

This book was stunningly multi-faceted. It had vivid imagery, vivaciously dynamic characters, and a page turning plot. It not only made me add visiting Greece to my bucket list, but had me yearning to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 and 2 because of the amazing family dynamics that were woven in. It held love, heartache, friendship, family, drama, and emotional life lessons. It also spoke on the importance of finding yourself before fully losing yourself to another.

This book had fun in the sun. It had beach trips, ocean swims, and a swoon worthy romance. I could clearly see Greece in my mind and it felt like the perfect place to be for Summer!

You can read my full review here.

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Theme image created by Katie @ Never Not Reading.

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August Calendar Girls Participants:

Katie @ Never Not Reading – Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading- The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Tanaz @ The Keysmash Blog – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Plot Monster – Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
 Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – The Island by Elin Hilderbrand Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw
Carolina @ Fictionologyst – Royals by Rachel Hawkins Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Lose Me by M.C. Frank
Sophie @ Beware of the Reader – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Dani @ Mousai Books – Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Dawlyn and Krista @ Little Blind Book Finds – Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Deanna @ Deanna Writes About –  13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

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