Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow

AboutthebookPublished: April 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age Category: New Adult
Format: E-book
Source: Amazonfree
Rating: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Book one in the Blue Phoenix series.

Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.

Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.

Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.

Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.

Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories.

Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a holiday romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.

Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’.

Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix lead guitar player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.


I really enjoyed this book! It was the first rockstar book I read that was set in the UK. Or, really, anywhere outside of the U.S.

The book was really quick and long at the same. Most of the book took place over like 5 days. And, although that may seem like a really short time for a relationship to develop, it didn’t seem like that short a time when I was reading. It actually seemed like they were spending a few weeks, rather than a few days, together.

“We can hide from the reality of our lives, but we can’t hide from the reality of who were are.”

I really liked both the main characters. I understand that Sky had just gotten out of a serious relationship with her ex-boyfriend but I really wished that she’d just give into Dylan.

This is the first rockstar book where the protagonist hasn’t been willing to fight for her relationship. She did the opposite and ran in the other direction. And hid.

Dylan was willing to give up everything for Sky and she was in no way wanting to make the same sacrifice. I understand where that comes from- Grant, her ex boyfriend and his controlling ways- but still.

“I love the world we’re in, where you’ll always be my summer Sky. I could live here forever.”

The second book in this series is also about this couple. The first damn book ended on a cliffhanger. And, it’s quite a serious thing that has happened. I’m really hoping that it’s a misunderstanding and not just something stupid Dylan did. If it is just something stupid Dylan did, I will no longer ship this couple. As much as I do like them together.


Lisa  SwallowLisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark.
Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

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