SummerSky: A Blue Phoenix Book by Lisa Swallow and I gave 5 bright stars
I loved how these two met, it was so perfect that summer and what a rock god Dylan is, they both are fighting demons but his kisses are like heaven. I wish they could have stayed at the beach forever, blocking out the rest of the world, but then we wouldn't have had the damn cliffhanger we did. This story shows the difference of 2 worlds and how love tries to beat all but his past is to strong, the guys from the band seem to be spiralling out of control, I can't wait to continue this story, June can not come fast enough, amazing Lisa 5 Bright rainbows stars from me. Victoria DeBono
WOW! Lisa Swallow more than delivers with this first instalment 'SummerSky' in the Blue Phoenix series! You, the reader, are immediately drawn in and totally invested in the two lead characters Sky and Dylan. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! You have two people running from the turmoil that is their lives. A Rock God who's burnt out and frustrated that his life/career is no longer his own and a women who's heartbroken by her boyfriends betrayal and subsequent break up. This book is exceptionally well written and I say this because I laughed, cried, got angry, was heartbroken and felt extremely frustrated with Sky and Dylan's budding romance. I just wanted to butt their heads together (especially Sky) and say 'Get it together!' Ugh!!!! As the reader you KNOW they're perfect for each other but circumstances keep getting in their way. Only an exceptional writer can wring so many emotions out of the reader! THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL LADIES!!! A tortured Rock God (who's used to women throwing themselves at him) and a strong 'REAL' women who doesn't know who he is, has got a sassy mouth and isn't afraid to be herself! Cannot wait to read the rest of this series 😍😍😍 DEFINITE 5 STARS!!!!
Isn't it the best thing when you read a book by an author you haven't read before, and you love it so much you then stalk all her sites! It's like finding treasure, and you just want to keep finding more treasure by then reading all the other books they've written. Lisa Swallow is said treasure, and i loved summersky. Such an entertaining read, and loved that it was not your typical love story. Sky made this man work...and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Dylan was hot! I can't wait for the rest of the series, and now am off to buy more of Lisa's other books.
I was looking for an entertaining, romantic read and I found it in SummerSky. It's not as light as it seems - both Dylan and Sky are coming to terms with adult lives that aren't what they expected, trying to make changes and unsure exactly what they want to do. Neither is naïve - Dylan's rock star history means he's familiar with drugs, alcoholism, mindless sex and all that goes along with life on tour; while Sky's been in a serious (well, from her side, at least) relationship for five years and she's determined to make sure she doesn't get taken advantage of again.
There's nothing like a car crash to turn a lazy holiday into something entirely different, though...
I like that Sky has guts and isn't a complete doormat - she's been there, done that and it's not who she is. She's not looking for a man to define her, but she doesn't hate men, either. Ooh, no. And the atmosphere does turn electric...
Dylan's got the heart of a good man...but he has about as much idea about how to properly romance a woman as...well, a bloke who's been living on a desert island all his life. One without women. He's his own worst enemy - except in the bedroom.
Yes, there's rock star sex. This is not a sweet romance - it's definitely a steamy one, without being overly graphic.
A highly recommended five-star read - but make sure you buy the second one, too, because you'll want to read it straight after finishing this one. Just like I'm about to do.
*****5- amazingly amazing with amazing sprinkles on top -Stars***** ~this review may contain minor spoilers~
I'm a confused, hurt girl escaping a broken relationship. I'm not the heroine of some book where a sexy rock star falls for the confused, hurt girl and makes everything better with amazing sex and sweet words of undying love.
Apparently I've been going on all my summer vacations to the wrong places because that has never happened to me. I was first introduced to Lisa Swallow through her Butterfly Days series and this book reminded me why I love this woman so much. She has the ability to send me from a lust induced haze, to hair pulling frustration, to fire breathing anger, to ugly cry heartbreak, all in a matter of seconds. So many emotions she forces on you in the span of her books-it just knocks you on your a** and I love every second of it. This book was no different. I loved it even while it had me screaming bloody murder.
“We're living in an illusion. Where you're Dylan, I'm Sky and the rest of the world doesn't exist. As soon as we step outside of the fantasy, we won't exist anymore.”
Sky Davis changed her entire life around for her boyfriend of five years, only to come home to him screwing someone else. With her relationship in shambles, she decides to skip town and take some time away to collect herself. She heads off to BroadBeach where she vacationed with her family growing up.
I rub my eyes, fighting thoughts of Bristol and d***head, cheating boyfriends. And wondering if I'll have sex with Dylan before I go home. Oh, wow. Does he have this effect on every woman? I suspect so.
Dylan Morgan, lead singer of the famous rock band 'Blue Phoenix', needs to get away. The life of a rock star isn't all it's cracked up to be and he needs a break from the drugs, booze, and ever-watchful eyes of the public. So he picks up and disappears without a word to anyone, back to BroadBeach -a place that holds many fond memories from his childhood. And that is where his life collides with his SummerSky...literally.
“I'm not staying with you; you could be a psychopath or something.” “Or something? What's worse than a psychopath?”
An arrogant but disarmingly attractive bare-chested man stirring things that should remain unstirred, that's what.
As they both attempt to escape the realities of their current situations by revisiting their childhood getaway together, they form an unexpected connection. Dylan is thrilled that Sky has no idea who he actually is, so he's able to just be himself around her, which is a welcomed change. But Sky is scared of the feeling he stirs in her after her recent heartbreak.
I don't think rock gods cuddle much, or ask people to be their summer crush, so now all I need to do is figure out what being his summer crush entails.
When their summer vacation comes to an abrupt end and Sky learns who Dylan really is, can he convince her to be more than just his summer crush? Can Sky handle being a part of Dylan's very public life when it's clear to her that she just doesn't fit into it? Do they even stand a chance when a fellow band member makes it his mission to come between them? My frustration level was brought to an all time high in this book thanks to dear ol' SummerSky, this chick brings all new meaning to the word stubborn. And Dylan?! Oh my sweet lord this man was Hott. As. Hell! But hello Mr. Mood-swings. Oh and just an FYI **brace yourself for my screaming** CLIFFHANGER – but oh so worth the read. Ms. Lisa Swallow, once again you take my breath away, have stolen my heart and my sanity so I must ask.... When does the next book come out?! Now I will commence with my stalking ;)
“I know we don't know each other very well but something about you fills a space inside that's been empty for so long. Don't let me f*** this up before we've started.”