#RSFave & Review | Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken

August 4, 2019 | 2019, rachel van dyken, review, rsfave / 0 Comments

#RSFave & Review | Summer Heat by Rachel Van DykenSummer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken
Series | Cruel Summer #1
Release Date | July 31, 2019
Genres | Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers
Format | ARC, eBook
Buy | Amazon
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A sexy three book enemies to lovers romance with a dirty dancing twist!

Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.

For four years I watched him mow my lawn.For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him.

And then I had him.For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.

But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywood's most exclusive summer camp.

And I'm on his staff.Now it's his turn to punish me.His turn to make me pay.His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.

He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right nowthe look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.I don't know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.All I know is he wants revenge.And I'm his lucky target.


I don’t know about you guys, but I love getting lost in an RVD read. And Summer Heat needs to be added to your TBR asap, it’s part 1 of her Cruel Summer series, they’re all short reads and you’ll devour every single one.

RVD’s Cruel Summer series is finally making its way to Kindle Unlimited, when she first released these to iBooks, I was a bit bummed out about it. And snagged my mom’s ipad for a day to get through this series. Now that they’re on KU, I’m doing a re-read and just loving Ray and Marlon’s story even more this time around.

I know that it’s being categorized as a bullying romance, but it didn’t feel like one to me. Or maybe I just have my definition of a bully romance all wrong. It’s definitely a strong enemies-to-lovers. These two have a lot of history stemming from when they were just kids. She grew up with the silver spoon in her mouth and lived the life many would dream about. And he was their lawn boy … and none of Ray’s friends made it easy for him. But they shared the best night together, only to have things go wayward not long afterwards.

I remember seeing this in a previous review, but their history is essentially “young kids doing stupid things”, the hate and regret carried on for years. And these two are thrown back into each other’s lives again.

No matter what they currently feel towards each other, I’ve never seen so much hate coming off of Marlon like it does whenever he runs into Ray. Seeing her again, he just wants to make her life a living hell. And we all know that love and hate are strong feelings, which just fuels the indefinite passion between them.

Yes, Ray may have grown up getting everything she wanted, but when it comes to someone to truly love and cherish her. It was something she never had, not even from her parents. And Marlon is in for a rude awakening when he realizes revenge isn’t so sweet after all,  especially when it comes to obliterating someone’s heart.

I can’t recommend this read enough and it’s definitely one of my favorite series from RVD! So, are you ready for a little enemies-to-romance and a whole lot of angst?! And of course, the crazy fire blazing between these two? Totally worth the read!

About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA TODAY Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and, adorable son. She loves to hear from readers!