I'm torn with this book. I loved the first part where they spent time together at the beach. I could have read a whole book situated right there. When it moved on to two of them going back to their usual lives, it changed a little for me. It became all tense and choppy (Sky putting up so much of a fight it seemed she didn't even like Dylan anymore, then still jumping into bed with him) and I didn't find myself enjoying being in their world.
That said, the writing is of good quality and the story moves at a decent pace. The characters are well developed and the dialogue is natural and realistic.
And one particular scene I want to point out is when Sky first stumbles onto Jem while she's trying to navigate the hallways of the mansion. I really felt the tension there and as a reader wanted to push Sky out of the room and toward safety. That scene came across as intimidating and real for me.
As a whole it's an entertaining read, and there's enough going on there that it makes me want to continue on to find out what happens to all the characters.
Oh my ..Lisa Swallow can do no wrong. I adore this book right from Sky and Dylan's first encounter I knew I'd be binge reading the entire series. And I did just that. Though Sky's insecurities annoyed me a little Dylan more than makes up for it..He's hot, he's famous ..he's a rock God and damn I want one of him for myself. Be warned once you start you won't put it down 5 stars from me
Summer Sky: 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 'Summer Sky' 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!!!!
Ok so this first book has sucked me and I will purchase the second one. I liked the overall idea of the book but felt it was a little long and drawn and at times Sky sounded like a whiney teenager yes she had been screwed over by her ex but is there any need to be so snarky and judgemental to those you don't know and Dylan I get being a star has to be cautious but there's caut and there's being over cautious. For all its faults this was also good.
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 summer sky. 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.
It took me 5.5 hrs to read this book! I couldn't put it down! I just bloody couldn't! I was completely hooked and couldn't tear my eyes away as I whipped the pages of the book back not reading fast enough for my excited brain! I am so very glad I came by your book and I cannot wait for you to release your next book very soon. I will have my hands on it straight away before I explode! Loved loved loved it and cannot wait to see where the next one takes us in the journey of these two amazing characters! I could rave on and on until I was blue in the face! I usually don't like a cliff hangers either but there is something about Sky & Dylan that made it work. It was a very good choice!
Well done & never stop writing! Amazing, just utterly amazing... I highly recommend this book!!
I liked how it wasnt always the happy storyline you usually get in romance novels. There was always new challenges for this couple. Couldnt wait to read the 2nd book and very keen to read the rest of the blue pheonix series when they are released.