This summer’s not going as Abby Atkinson planned. A thieving PhD advisor, a screeching halt to her grad program, and zero job offers have left her high and dry. Nothing a little eat, pray, love across the Mediterranean can’t fix, right?
Or eat, pray, tutor, more like. Her dissertation might be dead, but she can still teach. She’ll just have to do it for six weeks on a superyacht with a billionaire and his daughter.
A playboy billionaire, according to the tabloids―but Abby’s not so sure. As big as his bank account is, his heart’s that much bigger, especially when it comes to his daughter. Their strained relationship could use some mending, though, and Abby can help. She was hired to teach junior high math, but she’ll make room in her lesson plans.
Falling for her boss wasn’t part of the plan either, but…
Maybe it’s time she let her heart, not her head, teach her something new.
Title: Smart Girl Summer
Author: Kristin Rockaway
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I liked this book! The FMC is a woman in STEM, the MMC is a single-dad billionaire, and we got to take a fun trip around the Mediterranean. Fun all around.
Halfway through the book I was wanting more screen time for Richard! Rockaway must have heard my request because she made it happen. Still, I wouldn’t have minded him being on page more towards the beginning of the book rather than the last half.
Richard, btw, was so cute. He was sorely misrepresented in the media which made getting to know him that much better. He was a nerdy guy who loved his daughter, was passionate about his work, and needed a leading lady in his life. He liked Abby so much and I love that everyone could tell.
Cue Abby! She was trying to figure out what to do with her life and I think seeing Richard so passionate about what he did and taking a break from the only thing she ever knew helped her to reach that realization.
This book was missing a little something. I think maybe just another cute moment or two would have done it for me. But it was still really enjoyable.
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
We get excited when we find books set in Europe. This sounds like the perfect beach read.
The Book View says
Same and this one brought on all the summer in Europe feels