Release Blitz with Review: The Summer I Saved You by Elizabeth O'Roark

September 14, 2023


The Summer I Saved You by Elizabeth O'Roark is now live! 

I came to the lake to be left alone, to lick my wounds. I wasn't counting on neighbors and I especially wasn't counting on her.

Lucie was a little kid the last time I was here. Now she's grown—and God, did she ever grow up—with two young kids of her own.

She's everywhere I look, no matter how hard I try to avoid her. I'd forgotten all the things I used to want, used to dream about. She's reminding me...and making me want every last one of them again.

From the moment I first saw Caleb when I was six, I knew he belonged to me. And I knew I'd have to save him—because how else does the girl nobody wants win over the boy beloved by all?

Nothing about his life or mine has gone to plan. He's isolated and miserable. I've got a vindictive ex and more problems than I can count.

But what hasn't changed is this: it still feels like he's mine.

And I still think I may need to save him.

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The Summer We Fell was my first read from Elizabeth O'Roark, and it's one of the best books I've read all year. I would go even further and say it's one of my all time favorites. I'm an angst whore at heart, and let's just say, that book fed me extremely well. When I saw another book in The Summer series was coming out, I didn't think twice about picking it up. It seemed impossible that I wouldn't like it, and I wasn't wrong. 

The Summer I Saved You may not be the angst fest that was it's predecessor, but I enjoyed every second of it. I adore Caleb and Lucie together. Lucie and her children brightened Caleb's life and helped him face unthinkable heartbreak and guilt from his past that was preventing his healing and happiness, and Caleb gave Lucie the love, protection, and care that she's been missing her entire life. Their banter was perfection, and I lived for their sweet moments and dirty ones equally. 

If you've never read The Summer We Fell, don't worry! You can still jump into this story with no problems whatsoever. I don't think it will affect your enjoyment in the slightest, and you certainly won't feel lost or like you're missing out on anything important to Lucie and Caleb's story. An event from TSWF involving other characters that don't appear in this book is referenced, but that's about it. 

The next installment in The Summer series will feature a romance between Caleb's ex-wife and one his best friends, and you better believe I'm reading it as soon as humanly possible! I'm beyond excited for the complicated mess coming our way! I can feel the angst and drama already, and I am here for all of it! 

Contemporary romance fans, this one's for you! 

P. S. I don't usually mention triggers in my reviews, but there is a huge trigger in this book. I don't know if it's mentioned on Amazon or not, but please check with someone that's read this book before diving in if you have any triggers. ❤️

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth O'Roark spent many years as a medical writer before publishing her first novel in 2013. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and arts from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She is the recipient of the 2017 IBPA gold medal for romance. She lives in Washington DC with her three children. 

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  1. TELL ME THE TRIGGER!! I want to read this, especially after your review, but Jess... please warn a girl!!

  2. Past infant loss is mentioned/discussed multiple times throughout the book. I put it on Goodreads, so I could put it under spoiler cover. I didn't know how to do that here, so I figured the comments was the best way to do that if someone asked. I would never want anybody to accidentally come across that if it is a trigger for them. I hope you enjoy if you read it, babe! ❤️