I’m not a huge fan of self-promotion (ie. it makes me develop huge, incredibly itchy, internal hives) but I’ve put together a few humble-brags in honour of my recent release.
Oh, wasn’t I surprised when Kirkus called Just a Summer Fling “A bright, warm, intelligent love story from a promising new voice in romance.” I mean, it’s just Kirkus, of course… not like it’s one of the big guns.
Romantic Times said “Cameron’s latest is a light-hearted, sexy romance that readers will not be able to put down. Her engaging storytelling and the equally engaging characters set within a strong plot are the highlights of this story. Josh and Ashley’s chemistry sizzles, and the tension between them is intense. Solid pacing and easy banter cap off this immensely enjoyable story.” But they only gave it 4 1/2 stars. I mean, sure, that’s the same rating they gave to Lisa Kleypas’ and Nora Roberts’ new releases, but still – where’s my extra half-star, RT?
Publishers’ Weekly thinks “Cameron’s characters are complex and well crafted, and each one, from the main protagonists to the various personalities living in Lake Sullivan, feels real—not always likable, but admirably sincere.” But they don’t even do ratings, so it’s hard to really know what they think. I mean, maybe some readers don’t like complex and well crafted books, right?
Guilty Pleasures gives Just a Summer Fling 4 1/2 stars and calls it “a romance with substance and smarts.” But, really – where’s that extra 1/2 star?
Joyfully Reviewed said “Sweet, sexy and humorous Just a Summer Fling was just a truly fun read. ” Sure, maybe the “just” is a play on the title of the book – or maybe they think it’s just fun, and nothing more. (Okay, things are moving away from the “humble-brag” and toward the “author’s internal voice makes her question everything positive”. Huh… might be time to step away from the keyboard…)