The Summer I Gave Up Boys
by Kassandra Kush
A summer love novella
Kaliyah Simon just broke up with her cheating boyfriend, and now that summer break is here, all she wants is a quiet, boy-free summer. To focus on work, reading, and her tan. But then she meets up with her old high school nemesis, Isaiah Winters, on the way home, and he seems more interested in being friends than enemies. Can Kaliyah lower her walls and get over seven years of pushing Isaiah away and find out what it would be like to actually be with him?
With her best friend going boy-crazy, a twenty-first birthday looming on the horizon, Isaiah continually showing up on her doorstep, and an ex that seems to want her back, Kaliyah’s summer promises to be anything but quiet.
Such a great read for summer, but oh so short :( I really liked Kaliyah as a protagonist because she was different. It was really great to read a story about a headstrong girl who doesn't let herself be pulled apart by a guy. Also, she's a book blogger and bibliophile - without any stereotype attached to the "label." I wish I could have read more about her and Isaiah.
Perfect introduction to by-the-poolside summer reading!