HELLO, SUMMER is not the first and definitely not the last Mary Kay Andrews book I have read. Mary Kay has a way with words and she grabs you right from the very first page and never lets you go. Newspaper reporter, Conley Hawkins, is getting ready to leave her job in Atlanta for a brand new one in Washington, D.C. If I were to say she’s excited about the new position it would be a huge understatement. However, things don’t always go as planned and her new company closes down before she ever gets to start her new job.

After her new job falls through, Conley finds herself back in her hometown working for her family’s small town newspaper. Lucky for her, she soon uncovers a huge scandal involving the death of local Congressman Charles Symmes Robinette. I loved her Grandma Lorraine and the newspaper staff. Also, Winnie, the housekeeper who’s been with the family for generations. I also love the story of Conley and Sean Kelly and their past together and how they became friends once again. HELLO, SUMMER really held my interest and the setting in the South is my newest weakness.

The stories and memories that Conley and Sean tell as the book goes on about their relationship as neighbors are very funny. At times, I was laughing out loud and that can be very embarrassing when sitting on the beach by yourself! Not that I was sitting on the beach, just saying! They are both denying that they have feelings for each other, but they are both big liars! I could not put HELLO, SUMMER down and enjoyed every minute of it!

If you are looking for an awesome beach read, HELLO, SUMMER will not disappoint!

I loved the main characters in HELLO, SUMMER and the secondary characters were just as awesome.


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.

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by!💜


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