Review: One S’more Summer

Title: One S’more Summer
Author: Beth Merlin
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Ink Monster Books, LLC
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

Since that first bus ride to Camp Chinooka twenty long years ago, Gigi Goldstein has been pining for her best friend’s guy. She knows her crush is wrong and has to stop, but her heart won’t listen to reason. To escape the agony of their impending wedding, Gigi accepts a summer job at the only place she’s ever been happy.

But working at Chinooka isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every inch of the campground is laced with memories.

When Gigi realizes she can’t fix the present by hiding in the past, she’s forced to reexamine her choices. Maybe everything she thought she wanted wasn’t what she actually needed… But if she can get her act together, Gigi might have one last shot at the summer love of her dreams.


This book is a great romantic comedy.

I really liked the way that the plot had many layers. Gigi told her story at camp, while also reflecting on her relationship with Joshua and her career as a designer. There was also drama with her family, so many aspects of life were explored.

The different age groups were represented well. Even though Gigi is 27, she interacts with many teens at camp. So there was a lot of adolescent drama (sneaking off, meeting boys) to go along with Gigi’s own problems.

Though I never went to a camp like this one, the story brought back memories of TV shows and movies I watched when I was a kid. TheParent Trap was one of my favourite movies, and they even reference it in the story.

I loved this book. I’m so excited that I will be reviewing the sequel for a blog tour next week!

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