Summer of Change (The Springs #1) by Elena Aitken

Summer of Change: Small Town Holiday Romance (The Springs Book 1)


With the Springs resort set to open in mere weeks, Trent Harrison needs to stay focused and see to every detail. The last thing he needs is a complication, even one that comes in the form of sexy bar owner, Samantha Burke. 

Samantha loves her quiet close-knit community of Cedar Springs, just the way it is. The addition of a fancy new resort as well as its arrogant owner, and the change they’re both sure to bring, is certainly not welcome. 

With Trent pushing his way into her town, and her life, Samantha’s resistance to him wavers in the face of the passion and heat they share. Change is inevitable, but can either of them drop their guard long enough to accept it when there’s so much on the line?


Summer of Change was a fun, light read. Trent and his brother have always wanted to own a healing resort. When they find Cedar Springs they build the Springs based around the natural hot springs in the area. They are just about ready to open, but they haven't really emerged themselves into the community yet.

Sam has lived in Cedar Springs forever and she loves it there. She owns the local bar and restaurant and she is scrambling to make her bills. She blames her loss of income on the new resort. She thinks this is going to be some snobby high class place where people will down upon people like her. She has never seen the resort or the people that own it, but she knows it is just going to be horrible for the town. She knows they will steal all of her customers and she will be worse off than she is now. Why she thinks this I am not sure. If they are such a high class place wouldn't they get a different set of cliental? She doesn't have a fancy upscale place so why would they steal all her business? I know I don't eat at the expensive restaurants except for special occasions. Oh well. She is just really irrational about the whole thing.

When Sam and Trent first run into each other there is an instant attraction. When Sam finds out who Trent is she wants nothing to do with him, though she can't help her attraction. They are thrown together when Trent helps with the festival that is coming up, the festival Sam's bar puts on every year. Things move quickly, this is a fast paced read, but it was cute. It was a fun summer read. Sure Sam is a bit ridiculous at times with her hatred for the Springs, but it was fine. Overall a cute read if you are looking for something light.

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2

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