Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin Zoe Costas knows trouble when she sees it Zoe s a security specialist and a Costas through and through Her eccentric rather dubious family runs an Atlantic City spa that s just this side of legit So

Zoe Costas knows trouble when she sees it Zoe s a security specialist and a Costas through and through Her eccentric, rather dubious family runs an Atlantic City spa that s just this side of legit So Zoe isn t fooled by the charm or good looks of this Ryan Baldwin when he shows up claiming to be related to Sam, the little girl the Costas family is about to adopt But RyaZoe Costas knows trouble when she sees it Zoe s a security specialist and a Costas through and through Her eccentric, rather dubious family runs an Atlantic City spa that s just this side of legit So Zoe isn t fooled by the charm or good looks of this Ryan Baldwin when he shows up claiming to be related to Sam, the little girl the Costas family is about to adopt But Ryan is Sam s uncle and one of the rich, upright and uptight Boston Baldwins Ryan s search for his sister Faith, the family s black sheep, has led him to news of her death, and to a niece he s never met But someone else has also tracked Sam down someone who never wanted the child to be found Ryan is determined to protect Sam and find out what really happened to his sister And Zoe Whatever It Takes Costas is just the woman to help him do it .

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  1. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today s readers identify with and enjoy After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers books at a faster pace at a better price Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January February 2014 via Berkley as planned Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website She s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom In addition, she s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites Follow Carly on the web Carly s Website.Carly s Blog.Carly on Twitter.Carly s Facebook Fan Page.

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  1. Have you ever read a book so poorly written you just want to break through years of reserve and upbringing and swear like a sailor I didn t throw Summer Lovin by Carly Phillips across the room but I came close I didn t finish the first book in this series, Under the Boardwalk because the insta lust overwhelmed any half way interesting plot point 10 pages in Summer Lovin kept me interested long enough that I figured I should just finish a decision I regret Summer Lovin tells the story of Zoe, a f [...]


  2. Zoe s a security specialist and a Costas through and through Her eccentric, rather dubious family runs an Atlantic City spa that s just this side of legit So Zoe isn t inclined to trust handsome, charming Ryan Baldwin when he shows up claiming to be related to Sam, the girl the Costas family is about to adopt But Ryan is Sam s uncle and one of the famously rich and snooty Boston Baldwins.Ryan s search for his sister Faith has led him to news of her death, and to a niece he s never met But someon [...]


  3. Meh it was ok, but definitely nothing to write home about As far as romances go it was neither interesteing enough nor steamy enough As far as characters go they were not fully developped and annoying most of the time As far as the mystery went what mystery Zoe had zero reasons to be afraid of commitment and zero valid explanations for it, so her running away and excuses of i m not cut out for this just seemed neurotic It was extremely annoying to see her running away from a perfect albeit borin [...]


  4. A hilarious, addicting story It ll have a laughing and crying There is a little mystery and a little sex in it I adore Ms Phillips and her stories are the best They make you feel like you re experiencing everything the character is.Zoe is former Secret Service, Greek, and her family is a little zany Her family is in the middle of adopting a 14 year old girl Everything goes haywire when her uncle shows up.Ryan is a lawyer and from a very rich family He has been searching for his sister who ran aw [...]


  5. Summer Lovin was a fun, sarcastic, and a sexy read I really enjoyed this book If you looking for a summer romance book to read, this is it Summer Lovin is book two in the Costas sisters series, but can be read as a standalone The Costas family had me laughing hysterically They had me also feeling a bit overwhelmed just like Ryan did when he accidentally dropped in on the family Zoe has this first time ever connection towards Ryan She has been great being alone and independent She is even startin [...]


  6. I love a good chicklit and Carly Phillips always delivers a good one This one is the tale of a crazy Greek Jersey family and a conservative Boston family that share a common bond a 14 year old girl named Samantha.The heroine, Zoe is one of the Costas clan and the hero is Ryan is Sam s new found uncle from the Boston Baldwins, a family that owns a big department store in the city.Ryan has come in search of Sam, who is his runaway sister s only child, and one who has been suffled through foster ca [...]


  7. This was a really good read Full of twists and turns, and while I suspected some of it, there were parts that shocked me also I loved Zoe and Ryan together She brought out a fun side of him, and just seemed to bring light to his dull stiff world Zoe s family are well, freaking awesome lol Imagine every eccentric personality, and you ve got her family They had me laughing at their antics, and loving how close they were This is definitely a must read


  8. I loved this continuation of the of the Costas family antics Carly as such a way of making them so endearing to us the readers This book was about the other twin Zoe man claiming to be Sam s uncle Sam is her soon to be new adoptive sister the man claiming to be the uncle is named Ryan Baldwin Zoe s not looking or even ready for a relationship but the chemistry is hot upon meeting Ryan for the first time There are not as many antics as the first book nut enough to keep you interested.


  9. Summer lovin was a great read I really enjoyed this one This one is one of my favorites from Carly Phillips I loved the characters and how different their lives are A lawyer who loves Rules and an ex fed that is a free spirit with a crazy family The storyline was great, well developed and written The plot had some twists that kept you reading Opposites do attract


  10. Good love storyI would definitely recommend this book kept me interested the whole time and made me tear up a little in the end


  11. 3.5 Costas Family Stars As much as I know that Zoe and Ryan are the focus of the book, the Costas family as a whole were who ultimately kept me turning the pages Think My Big Fat Greek Wedding but a tinsy bit less chaotic That sense of unconditional and unequivocal love mixed with their antics and need to meddle in people s lives because they only want to see them happy jumped off the page and had me smiling the entire time.Even though the Costa family took front and center for me, I did enjoyed [...]


  12. I really enjoyed Summer Lovin Carly Phillips writes with such a great description She describes the Costas family as the Adams family and some of the jobs they had done in the past The birthday party for Samantha was described in such detail that I felt like I was actually there at the party with Spanky myself.The attraction of Ryan and Zoe is evident from the very first time our author allows us to meet them and runs through this book We get to know Zoe Costas s amazing and very quirky family a [...]


  13. What an awesome story from Carly Phillips Ryan Baldwin has finally found his runaway sister s child, but she s about to be adopted by Zoe s family Ryan and Zoe work on finding happiness given the uncertainty of Sam s future living arrangements This story is heartfelt and poignant It does standalone, but I would love to go back and read Ari s story now I read this in less than a day because I could not put it down.Thanks to the author for a review copy.


  14. This book was great as a standalone but has me wanting to read the first in this series I loved the quirkiness and caring of the Costas The storyline was great and the characters were interesting The bit of mystery and the chemistry between Ryan and Zoe kept me turning the page I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  15. Registered on Bookcrossing bookcrossing journal 7Another fun book by Carly Phillips I love her characters, they are so fun to read about.


  16. Summer Lovin by Carly Phillips is the second book in the Costas Sisters series Zoe Costas lives with her very eccentric loving Greek family in New Jersey At one time, Zoe worked for the Secret Service, but quickly tired of all the rules and regulations of the government so she is now starting her own business Samantha, Zoe s foster sister, lives with the Costas and as they are about to celebrate Sam s first year with the Costas family and her adoption of Samantha, Ryan Baldwin arrives.Ryan, a la [...]


  17. Carly Phillips is one of my go to authors and in this second book in the Costas Sisters series, she doesn t disappoint.Zoe Costas is an ex Fed who is part of a very eccentric Greek family living in New Jersey and she s starting a new business She s ready for a new direction Zoe s family is also fostering a young girl named Samantha and the family has gotten together to celebrate the milestone that she has been with the family for a year and they are also celebrating the fact that soon enough she [...]


  18. After reading other reviews, I expected to be disappointed with this book after really enjoying Under the Boardwalk I m not going to write a plot summary but it does continue the family sagas of the Costas family started in Under the Boarwalk I just enjoyed that this is a quick read No it s not Carly Phillips best book, but it still is enjoyable I already loved a lot of the characters and feel this is why a lot of other reviewers didn t like it because it builds on what was already established I [...]


  19. From the description, I picked up this book looking forward to romance and perhaps even a murder mystery As far as the romance went, I felt like the characters kind of rushed into a physical relationship Then, because it did that, I felt like there wasn t much to look forward to because, well, we knew they were going to get together, but watching Zoe get over her hang ups just wasn t very interesting, in my opinion.Then, there really wasn t much of a mystery I won t spoil the story, but I just f [...]


  20. OK, so what s with the title Being from the Midwest I love to read fun books about the warm summer Who named this book I think someone got it mixed up with another title This title has nothing to do with summer, driving around in a convertible, and especially the hot, romantic flings that happen in the summer This book was actually very sad and depressing It was about the horrible foster care system that currently exists in the US How one little girl could get shuffled around the foster care sys [...]


  21. Loved this book It was hard to get into at first, but it was a fun read and opens your mind up Harlequin Romance Novel.Sam is a girl whose mother got killed, but why and who killed her Sam s uncle finds the girl and goes to her foster home where he lies about who he is so he can observe what the girl lives in Next, he ends up following in love with Zoe Sam finally gets to meet Ryan s family, but how will they respond to his family Ryan came from a very conservative family,Zoe and Sam were not ra [...]


  22. First off let me start by saying that Carly Phillips is one of my favorite romance authors, in saying that I was very disappointed with this series Worst series I read in a long while This book was slightly better than the first book Although I gave Under the Boardwalk one star, I read the second book because when I start a series I feel like I have to finish it All I can say is the best reading in this series involved Spank the monkey and Ima the pig


  23. Good romantic story and interesting story line that showed the life of fostering and attempting adoption of a teenager I will definitly look for of this author s books regarding the possible sell swap of this book, the copy is good condition library withdrawl I know there are some sort of legal issues with the selling of ex library books, so I guess if someone would just be interested in a swap Perhaps for another ex library book.


  24. Super sch nes Buch Der erste Teil mit Ari war schon toll aber die Geschichte zwischen Zoe und Ryan gefiel mir nch tausendmal besser So stell ich mir einen sch nen und mit einem happy end versehenen Liebesroman vor nicht immer hat Carly Phillips einen Epilog am Schluss und diesen habe ich umso mehr geliebt, denn es ist was besonderes Eine klare Empfehlung f r die Costas Reihe von Carly Phillips



  25. Summer Lovin is about Zoe and Ryan Zoe is a Costas and makes no apologies for who she is So when the new social worker shows up at the birthday party the Costas are throwing for Samantha Sam , the 14 year old the family is trying to adopt, she surprises herself with her instant attraction to him At thirty, she figured she was just not going to ever settle down and find love.Ryan is the new social worker, but is really Sam s uncle A miscommunication when he showed up at the party had him going al [...]


  26. Summer Lovin was an enjoyable read that had me laughing out loud at the antics of the Costas family They are a family that loves unconditionally This is the second book of the series that was originally released in 2005 The first book in the series is Under The Boardwalk Both books can be read as standalones.Zoe Costas is a security specialist and ex FBI Agent She is back with her family and trying to start a new business Her parents are in the middle of adopting Samantha, a teen who has been th [...]


  27. Zoe Costas is a security specialist an ex government agent She comes from a large loving Greek family and has a twin names Ari Her parents are in the process of adopting a 14 year old girl named Samantha or Sam as they call her She has had a troubled past and been in a few unloving foster homes They are having a birthday party when Ryan Baldwin comes in the back yard The family has no idea that Sam has any relatives Ryan is her uncle and has been looking for his sister for years and found out Fa [...]


  28. ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.3 starsSummer Lovin is the 2nd book in the Costas Sisters series and Carly Phillips has written another good book I will be getting the other Costas Sisters stories to read.This book is about Zoe, an ex Fed, Special Services and is starting her own security business and part of an old Greek family Her family is fostering a 14 year old girl named Samantha and after having her for a year the family decides to adopt her.but in comes Ryan Baldwin Ryan Bal [...]


  29. I love Carly Phillips, I would highly recommend her as a talented author This rerelease with a beautiful new cover is a standalone HEA with no cheating I think it was originally 2nd in a duet The beginning of the book feels a bit like getting thrown into the deep side of the pool There s a lot going on, references to previous stories and couples that you have not read It settles after a couple chapters.Zoe is former Secret Service and now starting her own security business with two partners She [...]


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