Review Tour & Giveaway: One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro

One Summer Night
At the Shore #1
Caridad Pineiro
Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Format Read: eARC 
Source: Publisher/Tour Group via NetGalley

An offer that’s impossible to accept . . .

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

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It's been a while since I've read Caridad Pineiro so when I saw One Summer Night come up for review I thought I'd give it a try. 

I don't always care to look at the blurb of the book I'm reviewing because I like to go in cold. Sometimes I feel you can learn way to much from the blurb. So when I started this one I didn't even know who the characters were. 

Unfortunately that didn't work out for me. I felt so lost, like I was just dropped into the story and placed where I didn't belong. I had no choice but to read the blurb.  

That happening doesn't mean I will automatically not like the book, it just mean...I was lost.

It happens to the best of us. After reading the blurb I got the picture somewhat and figured out who the main characters were. All helpfully for me to continue. I will tell you I really liked Owen and Maggie, I could feel their attraction jump off the pages of the book. You knew these two are meant for each other, now if they could only let the past go and move on. 

Don't get me wrong, they have a past. It's hard to like someone when your whole family hates their family. 

The story moved quickly and you moved with it. By the end of the story I forgot the beginning and feeling lost but I did feel somewhat that the story could be more original. Doesn't mean that I didn't like it, just that it's nothing new. Sometimes stories work out that way and you have to pray that the characters help you through it. 

In One Summer Night that's just what happened. I liked the characters so much I didn't care about the plot. I'm glad I read One Summer Night and met both Owen and Maggie. I really liked Maggie's friends too so I will be trying Laws of Attractions next! 

If you've read One Summer Night or any other book by Caridad Pineiro I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting with me and happy reading! ♡

Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with pork roll and the Jersey Shore, but still can’t get the hang of tomato pies. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk to maintain her sanity and burn off that pork roll, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million books sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country.


  1. I hate feeling lost. I always read the blurbs but it can be misleading

    1. If I'm buying something I will. But when I review I like to not know the plot and enjoy things as they happen.

  2. I've read one of her books called Kissed By A Vampire and I liked it. This sounds good but I tend to read paranormal most often.

  3. I read some of Caridad Pineiro's books and love her writing. This book is on my to read list.

  4. Such a colorful cover. I've got one of hers but have never read them. Hopefully it does better with jumping in since I'm anti-blurb.


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