Healing Summer by Elizabeth Seckman was a joy to read. I loved that the characters had a definite personality right from the beginning. Molly Hinkle is left at the altar, by a real creep I might add, and goes on a road trip with her best girls, well one of them at least. While out on her road trip she is set up with Craig Coulter, a playboy known for his lack of committed relationships, which is great for Molly because the last thing she wants is a new relationship. I love seeing Molly let go of all the things that are holding her back, and definitely relate to her lack of enthusiasm for returning back to her teaching job.
I really would like to applaud Ms. Seckman on her ability to make her characters so real. The characters come alive so easily for any reader and are not to prim and proper to relate to. I also like the fact that there is an interracial relationship in the story as well. This is not a cookie cutter romance, even though the happily ever after was still included.
I read this book in a day and a half. It was a fast read and very entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who likes contemporary romance novels.
Bravo, Elizabeth! Bravo! I can’t wait to go back and read the first book. I know I am going to love it!