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Seven Summer Weekends - pure summer reading pleasure.

Addison Irwin loses her job as an art director at a New York City ad agency by committing a major faux pas on Zoom. With no job and no love life to speak of, Addison is anchorless. She learns that her aunt, an artist who had been estranged from her family, passed away and Addison has inherited her Fire Island beach house complete with guest house and studio. In her will, Aunt "Gicky" asked for Addison to spend the summer in the house whether she chooses to sell it or not. A revolving door of interesting weekend guests her aunt had arranged to stay in the guest house provide some eye-opening experiences. But nothing compares to Ben, the handsome but difficult neighbor next door. After a poor start, is this a romance in the making?

Seven Summer Weekends by Jane L. Rosen is pure enjoyment. This could be viewed as a continuation of Rosen's last novel, On Fire Island. I was all set to read her last book about a man (Ben) who loses his wife to cancer (not a spoiler as this is told upfront). But I decided I couldn't handle the storyline. I was happy to read Rosen's new book, which is upbeat and fun (aside from knowing Aunt Gicky passed away). It's filled with wonderful characters, a cute dog, and it stands on its own. There are no huge surprises in rom-com land, but the journey will put a big smile on your face.

Many thanks to Berkley Books for the advance copy.

Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Contemporary Fiction | Romance.

Publication Date: June 4, 2024.

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