Summer Of Sloane by Erin L. SchneiderSummer Of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Summer Of Sloane

byErin L. Schneider

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at her mom's home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there's no reason Sloane shouldn't enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn't always play by the rules, she knows he's the perfect distraction from everything that's so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn't nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane's carefree summer might not be as easy to come by as she'd hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.Praise forSummer of Sloane"Through Sloane and everyone who orbits her, Schneider examines betrayal from many angles, as well as the myriad ways that people hurt one another and how one teenager moves forward to see new romance and hope in her future."-Publishers Weekly

"What distinguishes this romance from a standard-issue beach read is its likable main character. . . Schneider's debut asks readers to consider how and where to draw the line between forgivable and inexcusable transgressions in those we love."-Kirkus Reviews

"Sloane is a likable, well-rounded character. . . An enjoyable beach read for fans of teen romance."
-School Library Journal
Erin L. Schneideris a native of the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and--although Hawaiian--should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she's now a full-time author living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their little boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin...
Title:Summer Of SloaneFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1484726707

ISBN - 13:9781484726709

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely, recommend if you are in the need for summer feels. I loved this book, and it’s the second time this year that I couldn’t put down a contemporary! I read it in two days and my only regret is not waiting for summer to read this story. I could practically smell the sun screen and it definitely made me want to have a bonfire on the beach and take surfing lessons. Sloane is about to spend the summer at her mother’s home in Hawaii when her best friend and her boyfriend turn her world upside down. Hurt and confused, Sloane is more than happy to leave Seattle and her problems behind for the care-free fun of a summer spent on the beach. The funny thing about your problems is they find you no matter where you run and soon Sloane has to face her life back in Seattle and ask herself if life can ever be the same again. This was a fun and fast read. I expected it to have some common tropes, but instead, I found it refreshing and unexpected. I hate high school tropes and often DNF because of them, so I can guarantee you won’t find them here. The whole story read very organically. In some ways, it was a typical fluffy summer read, but I think it asked some very serious questions and had some depth to it as well. What do you do when the person you turn to is the person who hurt you? When someone commits the ultimate betrayal, can you forgive them? Should you? I like that in the end, everything isn’t fixed. Sometimes things can’t be fixed and we have to deal with that and still find a way to move on. There was a lot of miscommunication in the story and Sloane learns that you need to get the full story before you act. That you can’t let the past affect your judgment in the present. That sometimes things aren’t black and white, right and wrong. I think a lot of teens Sloanes age are facing those thoughts and dilemmas for the first time so I think the author did a good job of relating to her audience.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lovely and adorable but, just not for me What I Loved If I could rate this book based off of the first half then it would have gotten a four and maybe a 5. It was the first half of this story that sucked me in and kept me there. I loved the idea of our main character going to Hawaii to try and clear her head and figure things out. I wish that was something I could do but sadly it's a little too pricy for me. In the beginning I liked our main character Sloane. She's going through a really confusing time and I thought she was doing really good handling it like she did. I also LOVED her brother and thought he was a really sweet guy. I wish we could have gotten to see more of him honestly. Both of them had these little romances going on which I loved and I thought it was going to be such a great book! Sadly I ended up a little disappointed. What I Didn't Like This was by no means a bad book. It's just that the second half let me down a little bit after such a strong start. Without giving anything away, something happened near the end of this book that made our main character have to go back home. Apparently it was the end of the world though because it felt like everything was throwing a fit over it! All because nobody could bother to call or talk to her AT ALL to ask what was going on. So everyone just assumed the worse and all Sloane's relationships with friends and love interest kind of just died for a bit. It drove me crazy that nobody ever talked to anyone in this book. Any issues that happened could have easily been prevented but apparently nobody in this series has ever heard of communication. Maybe I'm just getting old and I expect more from books but it felt like none of our characters put any effort into anything. Who I'd Recommend To While I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, I think I'd still recommend it to others. I'm not generally a contemporary lover because it's easier for me to pick it apart. I think people that do enjoy reading contemporary will like reading this one because it's mostly about the friendships than it is about the romance.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best novel I've read in a long time! I am so unbelievably happy that I got a chance to review this novel as it was one of the best novels I've read in quite a while. As all of my close friends know, I absolutely despise winter. I hate the cold weather, I hate being cold, I hate having to scrape off my car windows. I always get very tired and down when winter hits and I had been feeling those blues a lot lately when I received this novel. This novel was everything I needed to help me fight off the winter blues. The story starts with Sloane finding out an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend and her best friend. Sloane then leaves Seattle with a fractured hand and a broken heart. Upon arriving in Hawaii to spend the summer with her mom and her brother, Sloane hopes that this will be exactly what she needs. A summer away from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, a summer of fun and relaxation. This novel was warm, flirty, fun and everything I could have hoped for. I literally could not put this novel down as I was so captivated and I am so thankful that I didn't have to work until late in the evening so I could lie on the couch all day and just completely devour this wonderful story. I would have been tempted to call in sick to work just to finish this novel had I needed to work earlier. I only have and need two words for this novel: Absolute perfection. Though Sloane makes plenty of mistakes throughout this novel and had lots of problems, this only makes her a more believable character. She acts and reacts exactly as I would have in her shoes at that age. She goes through a lot in a short period of time and handles it all relatively well. She is one tough chick but what she goes through breaks her. Thankfully she has some good friends in Hawaii who will help her have a good summer and move on. And then enters Finn. Now don't even get me started on Finn! Every book needs one delicious male character and boy did this novel ever! Finn is exactly what Sloane needs to get her mind off of everything that happened back in Seattle. He is sweet, caring, adventurous, and I've mentioned it before, YUMMY! I don't usually read a lot of contemporary novels as I usually stick with fantasy, but this novel reminded me how much I can enjoy contemporary and how I need to step away from fantasy every once in awhile as there are some wonderful novels out there that I am missing. I am putting this novel in the vault as well as thrusting it at every person that I know. I cannot sing enough praise for the amazing writing of Erin L. Schneider.
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beach Read! Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book pulls no punches (ha!) and I felt each and every one of them. As someone who has dealt with something fairly similar, I felt for Sloane. I think everyone can relate to feeling betrayed by someone they call their best friend and give much more than they get out of a friendship and have to learn to walk away. This book not only tells you that it is okay to do something for yourself for once, but also gives you insight into the self-doubt you will have and the pain you will feel when you think "oh I have to tell X about this" before you realize that you shouldn't do that anymore for the good of your health. The pacing and the story line were all so wonderful. The story starts off with Sloane learning about the betrayal and she is lucky -- she gets a reprieve to go visit her mother. However, it's not quite the reprieve she was looking for. And the story takes off from there. I loved reading about Sloane's adventures with Finn and just generally kicking back and relaxing. I think the was pretty realistic and I loved the scene where she gets her tattoo. Sloane was a wonderful character and I felt for her, especially her inner struggle of whether or not to forgive her boyfriend and her best friend. I think the best parts of the novel were when she had the subconscious moments of wanting to tell them about something before remembering why she didn't want to talk to them. Schneider's writing made it feel like I was right in Sloane's head. When she was trying to determine whether or not to read the messages she got from her betrayers were some of the best written passages I've read in a long time. I really liked Finn. I liked that he gave Sloane her space to heal while also trying to find a place in her life. I think this was really important. It was also refreshing that while he had a pretty crappy home life, he didn't try to play it off as being "cool" or "mysterious" and told Sloane straight up that things weren't peachy for him. I am so for honesty and I loved that Finn was fairly open with Sloane about this. All the other characters were really well developed and felt as though they were distinct. They also had their own story arcs which was really nice and they weren't just a sounding board for Sloane to advance the plot. They had their own concerns, own worries, own struggles, and I think that is something you don't always see in novels. I loved every second of my reading. I sat down to read this one and didn't get back up until I finished it (a total of maybe 3 hours). It's a great beach read but it also tackles some pretty big issues so don't take this one too lightheartedly.
Date published: 2016-05-03

Editorial Reviews

"What distinguishes this romance from a standard-issue beach read is its likable main character. . . Schneider's debut asks readers to consider how and where to draw the line between forgivable and inexcusable transgressions in those we love."
-Kirkus Reviews