Author: Gerardo Delgadillo
Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult
After his crush rejects him, seventeen-year-old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls. But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn’t help, especially when he meets the club’s beautiful DJ, Alex.
In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf. As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DJ contest behind her rich, estranged father’s back.
Colton’s not a wimp or anything, but millionaires with armed bodyguards are not his ideal vacation buddies. The only problem—if he helps her, he may fly back home in a body bag.
Source: Thanks so much to Whole Enchilada Press for providing me with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley!
How I Found Out About It: Netgalley
Summerlypse was such a cute story to get me in the mood for summertime, but unfortunately, summer is still five months away!😟
I was out of physical books to read, so I turned to Netgalley to give me something cute and fun to read. Out of heaps of books, Summerlypse and its adorable cover and synopsis drew me in, immediately making me want to read more. And boy, am I glad I did!
For a brief synopsis, this book revolves around a teen boy named Colton. After experiencing quite a bit of heartbreak, he decides to join his friends to go to Mexico for summer vacation. At the club there, he meets a girl named Alex whom he instantly bonds with. She is deaf and has had a tough upbringing, so she asks Colton to help her win a mixing contest to impress her dad, who wants nothing to do with her. But is Colton really over his heartbreak, and will he have what it takes to help Alex win?
I absolutely adored Colton and his super warm heart. He was so loving and kind and always knew the right thing to do, even if he had to risk a lot to do it. I could tell that ethics were very important to him, with respect being a big one of his values. Also, he and Alex were just soooo adorable together, despite the bit of a love triangle that went on. But despite any other love interests that Colton may have had, Alex and Colton will always be one of my ships!❤️
And finally, a book with both family values AND diversity! I applaud the author’s ability to have successfully incorporated both, as I just love when stories include these! Alex wanted to show her cold father that she did have the ability to succeed, despite her nasty upbringing, AND despite the fact that she was deaf, and I really liked how things turned out!
All in all, Summerlypse had great characters, values, and a pretty neat premise. I know I will definitely be wanting to read more from Gerardo Delgadillo in the future! For those who are looking for a book taking place in hot Mexico with lots of awesome goodies packed into it, this book is for you- whether it is a sunny, warm day, or a snowy, freezing day!
*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*