Review: Serendipity Summer by Laurie Kozlowski

Serendipity Summer 
Riverbend Way #1
Laurie Kozlowski 

Serendipity Summer Synopsis:

Please Note--this book contains some adult language, partial sex scenes, and recommended to readers ages 18+ only.

Anna and her daughter, Katy, are uprooted from their Atlanta home when they become unexpected recipients of Rocky Top Inn, a family estate, in Riverbend Way, Tennessee. Anna loses patience with her ex's demands while being harassed by his fiancee, a bonifide ice queen. The chance for a new beginning draws her into fulfilling an aunt's dying wish while an overwhelming desire for her former boss, Jake Ivers, unravels any doubt that soul mates don't exist.

While traveling through remote parts of the country as a wildlife photographer, Jake Ivers lands an assignment in the small mountain town of Riverbend Way. He soon finds himself wading in way over his head. Becoming the town handyman, consoling his nephew, being targeted by animals and threatened by an old lady with as much money as Bill Gates, was not part of his original plan. To top it off, there's the issue of convincing Anna she has his heart.

Will their friendship last beyond a season or could this summer prove to be a stroke of serendipity?

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Laurie Kozlowski Bio:

Laurie Kozlowski resides in Northeast Georgia with her daughter and husband. Having small town roots, she’s intrigued with the charm, drama, and humor of the south, often weaving those themes into the fiction she writes. Her first contemporary romance book, Serendipity Summer, is the first of four books in the Riverbend Way Series. The Riverbend Way Series is contemporary small-town romance fiction. The series touches on serious modern day issues, a twist of earthy and sometimes bawdy humor, and a heavy dose of love. Laurie enjoys incorporating family-centered themes and stories including friendship, hope, and healing. When not writing, she loves to make music and jewelry, picnic near the river, or catch the latest comedy or drama flick at a local cinema. She hangs out mostly on Twitter @LaurieKozlowski when she isn’t caring for her daughter, writing, or driving her husband crazy.


My thoughts...
As you know if you follow my regularly I love small-town romance. I'm really not sure why because I'm a pretty private person so everyone knowing my business would probably kill me. But even saying that I just love them! 

So whenever one comes up for review I also like to give them a try. I'm glad I did with Serendipity Summer. For the most part I really enjoyed it. 


I thought I'd start out with the but first to get that out of the way. I really felt like in the beginning of the story I was just drop into a scene that was already in play. Which of course works really good for a movie of TV but in a book not so much. 

I spent to much time thinking to myself "What the hell is going on!" I don't like that feeling. But...see here's the but...again...because I gave my word to review it I had to push on before I gave up. 

I'm glad I did. Shortly after the beginning I started to get what was going on and felt better about the story. I liked the characters and also like the issues between mother and daughter, they felt real. 

In the end I found Serendipity Summer to be a good story, one I think those who enjoy small-town romances too will enjoy. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on Serendipity Summer or anything else that Laurie Kozlowski has written. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 

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  1. Sounds like a great book, love finding new authors!!

    1. I do too! It's always so good when you find someone new you like. Okay, maybe not for your wallet but that's a small price. Ha!

  2. Good review! This sounds good. I might try it...someday. TBR pile is sooo tall.


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