The Summer Girl - Elle Kennedy

The Summer Girl

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2023-07-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 194 Ratings


Elle Kennedy's next spicy and emotional romance in the blockbuster Avalon Bay series.

College student Cassie Soul hasn’t spent an entire summer in Avalon Bay in years, not since her parents divorced and her mother spitefully whisked her away to Boston. Now that her grandmother is selling the boardwalk hotel that’s been in their family for five decades, Cassie returns to the quaint beach town to spend time with family, ring in her twenty-first birthday…and maybe find herself a summer fling.

On her first night in town, she finds the perfect candidate: Tate Bartlett, Avalon Bay’s fun-loving golden boy.

Tate, sailing instructor and lovable player, is no stranger to flings. In fact, he’s always down for a good time. But the moment he meets Cassie, he knows she’s not the girl you play games with. Cassie is gorgeous, hilarious, and, frankly, the coolest person he’s ever met. The last thing he wants to do is risk breaking her heart, and so he reluctantly puts her in the friend-zone…only to realize he made a huge mistake. Soon, his attraction to Cassie becomes impossible to ignore. He wants that fling now. Big-time.

And maybe even something more.

As Cassie and Tate walk the line between friends and lovers, they’re about to discover that their situation is the least complicated part of this equation. Because Avalon Bay is full of secrets—and their relationship might not survive when those secrets come to light.


  • My New Favorite of the Series!

    By Astroyic
    Loved this beautiful, witty, fun, passionate, and heartwarming friends to lovers romance that captured my heart and became my new favorite in this series. Cassie Soul is back in Avalon Bay staying with her grandmother one last summer before her grandmother moves away. Cassie has decided that she wants to finally have a summer fling, here, where her friends experienced their summer flings over the years. She wants it all, the passion, the giddiness, the exhilarating love affair where you can’t keep your hands off each other. Now she only has to find a worthy candidate. So she goes to a beach party her first night to meet her best friend, and that is where she sees him! Tate Bartlett has been living in Avalon Bay since he was in junior high. He is the fun-loving golden boy, a sailing instructor and lovable player of the bay and has just been dumped by his friend-with-benefits at a beach party. But then he turns around and sees a beautiful girl has witnessed the entire humiliating experience. But when he sees her again the next day staying next door to the Jackson’s house, where he is house-sitting he is intrigued. These two seem to keep running into each other everywhere, which just pushes the envelope for Cassie to finally ask him to have a fling with her. And his rejection is confidence-crushing. “But that’s not to say I wasn’t attracted to you. I was. I still am.” “Really?”“Yeah.” There’s a beat. “You have no idea what you do to me.” “Show me.” But soon, his attraction to Cassie becomes impossible to ignore. And the fling is game on. But as these two become friends with benefits they are in for a big surprise as some secrets of the bay come to light that might ruin everything? Or will they? I Loved Cassie and Tate’s story! They were perfect together. You DO NOT want to miss this coupling. I swooned hard for Tate! He teaches her to stand up for herself, and how to be honest with people around her. But he also helps her see how beautiful she is inside and out. And the Summer Games of the bay were epic, as characters from past books in this series battle it out for the championship! Loved it!!