A summery welcome to the Blog Tour for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington! dances
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About the author:
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?
Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.
Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.
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Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.
Hauling canoes all day is suspiciously similar to baseball camp: I’m tired, hungry, and probably going to hurt in weird places tomorrow. Ellis hands Olivia a pile of red clothes, shakes her hand, and makes his way back to the riverbank, where I’m standing with an armful of red cushions.
“You hired her? Seriously, Ellis?”
He looks shocked. “She was nice. And she seems like she’ll actually show up. She called four times yesterday.”
I can’t help but groan. This is not how my low-key summer at River Depot is supposed to go.
“You should have said something if you had a problem.”
“You didn’t give me a chance. You had to offer her a job on the spot?”
Ellis rolls his eyes and gives me a fake pouty face. “Oh, I’m so sorry you have to work with a nice, cute girl all summer. My sincerest apologies for burdening you.”
I roll my eyes, because of course Ellis would have no idea who Olivia is or why I wouldn’t want her around—he doesn’t go to Riverton, he goes to South Hills, one town over. And yes, she’s cute, I guess. But she’s also got a boyfriend I’m not interested in running into this summer.
“Just hire some cute guys for yourself and don’t worry about me. Please.”
“What exactly is wrong with her?” he asks.
“She’s Zander’s girlfriend.”
All I get from Ellis—who has been to most of my baseball games since forever—is a blank stare.
“Zander. My catcher.”
Ellis shakes his head and turns away to go back to the boat shed. “Sorry, man,” he tosses over his shoulder. “Just doing my job.”
Fantastic. Now not only do I have to work with someone from school, I get to worry about Zander coming around. I rarely saw him around school without her. And the best thing about River Depot is that local kids don’t hang out here. Not yet, at least.
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