Sunday, July 31, 2016

Book Review: Blue Ribbon Summer by Kelly Collins

Blue Ribbon Summer

by Kelly Collins


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*This book contains some graphic sexual encounters, not intended for readers under 18*


New Adult Romance

Tilly Shanters has big plans to make this summer a blue ribbon event. She’s heading off to college in the fall and has few things to check off her list.

~ Win the county fair pie contest

~ Pack for college

~ Lose her virginity

Author Alex Saunders is just passing through. He has a few things to check off his list as well.

~ Clean out the house that was willed to him.

~ Sell it

~ Get to Hollywood to see his book turned into a movie

They had their summer set, until fate stepped in to redirect them. One night––one event––everything changed.



My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


He also made it his mission to make sure the entire male population of Waycross knew I was off limits.  One time he caught Steven Shaw and I parked by the lake...  The shocked look on that boy's face when my daddy pulled him out of the car by his ear was priceless.  He threw Steven in handcuffs and hauled him into the county lockup.  Rumor spread all over town, and that was the last date I ever had.

I knew the minute I saw your mom that she was the one for me.  My heart raced and my hands shook.  She scorched my soul with our first kiss, and I knew I was in trouble.

I sat through church never actually hearing a word of the sermon.  My mind was strictly on Alex.  My thoughts were anything but godly today.  If I were being judged for the last hour, I would be on a one-way bullet train to hell.



My Review:


Blue Ribbon Summer was a sweet first love novella that felt more YA than NA until the final chapter, although there were some steamy scenes.  The story was quick and easy to follow with hits of humor among the teenage drama, angst, and experimentation. 

Empress DJ





About the Author

Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.

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