Summer with a Star : Second Chances (Farmer)

  • by Merry Farmer
  • Narrated by Dawnya Clarine
  • Series: Second Chances (Farmer)
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All Tasha Pike has wanted for the past 20 years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance - and it was finally happening. Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating - it's insulting.
He's a celebrity, and one she's determined to hate.
Spencer's summer in Maine was supposed to help him get his head screwed on straight. One look at Tasha, however, made that impossible. She's beautiful. She's angry. She doesn't care who he is. She doesn't care about his fame. In fact, she doesn't even like him.
She's irresistible.
He's only got the summer. She's only got her heart. They've only got each other.

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Customer Reviews

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Great story but....

This was a great read and I love the plot and how the characters developed but it was all I could do to listen to the reader. My six year old granddaughter reads with more depth. She has a really grating voice, mispronounced words, and paused in places that threw off the sentences. For example one line she reads:

You haven't changed
The way you see me
One bit

The meter throws off the intensity of the read when done improperly and she needs to listen to people who CAN read before doing any more herself. The story definitely was worth listening to but I will certainly avoid Dawnya's narrations when scoping out future novels.
Claire Bocking, now THERE is a reader!!!! That lady could make the phone book riveting!!! Have Dawnya's listen to her books and she should see what I mean.
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- Tami A.

Mediocre story with both highs and lows

This was the first book I've read (listened to) by Merry Farmer and I wanted to enjoy finding a new author. However, I had a really hard time warming up to the heroine, Tasha, and it may have been because of the high pitched voice the narrator gave her. In the story, Tasha, a second grade teacher, has just been dumped by her fiancé of 13 years, after realizing that he'd been cheating on her most of that time and he thought it was okay to do that. Since she had been saving for 10+ years to rent the beach house of her dreams in coastal Maine for the summer, she went there to get over the hurt and relax for the summer. She arrives at the house and finds out that it has been rented out from under her to a movie star. He offers to share the big house with her and the story goes on from there. Spence, the star, turns out to be a noble upstanding guy who takes a shine to Tasha, but her self esteem has been so badly wounded that she can't accept that someone of Spence's standing would be interested in her for more than a summer fling.

There were points in the story where I just couldn't stand Tasha, she was such a weak battered down persona. Spence, on the other hand, was worthy of someone better. And Spence's agent was hard to like as well, until the end of the book where she did redeem herself.

The narrator was easy to understand and spoke rather slowly. Her voices, other than Tasha, were fine. When she spoke Tasha's words, it sounded high pitched and fakey. It wasn't worth a full credit, but would be a good purchase for a sale item.
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- Pixie Mom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-29-2016
  • Publisher: Merry Farmer