***Release Day Blitz & Review*** Summer Star by Lisa Swallow Blue Phoenix #1.5
“I love the world we’re in, where you’ll always be my summer Sky. I could live here forever.”
Dylan Morgan has lived and breathed his life as lead singer of Blue Phoenix for eight years and now it’s suffocating him. On the verge of a breakdown, he cuts off his signature long-hair and walks away from the band.
Returning to a place from his childhood, Dylan’s life collides with Sky Davis, the girl who doesn’t know or care who he is. Usually girls fall at his feet in a star-struck heap, so Dylan is intrigued by and attracted to the girl who’d rather read about hot guys in books than succumb to his charms.
What follows is an unsuccessful battle to keep his rock star ego under control and his hands off Sky. The harder Sky fights her attraction to him, the harder Dylan tries to get her attention. But a girl like Sky needs more than a smouldering look and a bacon sandwich to win her over.
Dylan and Sky find themselves lost together in the fantasy of a holiday romance by the sea, but the reality of who Dylan is threatens to break the illusion at any moment.
This companion novella to Summer Sky is a RETELLING of part one of the book from Dylan’s point of view. Summer Sky MUST be read first.
***The novella can be read at any point after Summer Sky – it does not contain spoilers for the other books in the Blue Phoenix series and does not need to be read before Falling Sky.***
Summer star is book #1.5 in the Blue Phoenix Series and is the retelling of Summer Sky from Dylan’s POV. I’ve been converted to male POV books and this one has again reaffirmed why they are so good.
Dylan is a conceited, obnoxious arsehole but I absolutely adore him!!!
Some of his thoughts and actions in this book should make you hate him, yet instead I think they make him more likeable.
I could feel the despair and misery his rock star life was causing him and I just wanted to reach into the book and hug him!
I love Dylan and sky together, they bounce off each other and the banter they have reminds me of two teenagers. Their relationship is simplistic yet incredibly complicated and deep.
It was so lovely to see Dylan’s desire for Sky, all those times he just seemed like a dick in Sumner Sky was actually him trying to prove he was a good person.
Poor Dylan is broken and weary but Sky doesn’t take any shit from him. Seeing Sky’s one liners and jabs at Dylan from his perspective actually make them even funnier.
This book makes me want to reread Falling Sky just to convince myself they really do get a happily ever after.
Summer Sky felt youthful and innocent but Summer Star has a much darker undertone. I suppose because Dylan’s world is a much more intense, darker place and this really comes through in Dylan whenever he interacts with the band or management.
All of Dylan’s behaviour somehow seems justified though perhaps a little selfish at times. Even though I knew how this ended I was still rooting for them to be ok lol
Summer Star is the perfect companion novel for the series, I loved it.
Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark.
In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled.
Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix andthe first book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.