The Sky in Summer

I’ve been in love with you since I was five.

Leslie Pike
The Sky in Summer


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Goodbye Montana,

It’s me, not you. I’m getting out. Moving on. Specifically? To Paris where an apartment I inherited is waiting for me. I pretty much have perfected the art of being single and nothing is going to keep me here. Especially not a gorgeous single-mom of two, I have no business thinking about.

In all humility,

Van Lyon

Dear dating app,

I don’t know how to write a dating profile, but if I were to give it a try, I guess I’d start with:

Thirty-eight, slightly sarcastic mother of teenage twins, anchored in Billings, Montana. Into sweatshirts, sweatpants, and eating out of a pan. NOT interested in any BS.

My hotter than hell friend Van Lyon, need not apply.

Yours in sexual frustration,

Layla Silver

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Van & Layla’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 4 in the Lyon Family series. While Van & Layla’s relationship is fully covered in this book – the series is best enjoyed in order starting with The Beach in Winter.

I adore how much I connect with Pike’s writing. Again – she’s amazing at having all the emotions in a book. The Lyons are such a fun family and I continue to love hearing each of their stories.

So cute that these two knew each other in Kindergarten but haven’t been together since. This is also one of my favorite tropes – single parent. Layla’s 16yo twins, Tyler & David, were such a fun addition to the story. I like that there really wasn’t any antagonism between them and Van. This is more a “friends with benefits turns to love but neither fills the other in” situation. I got to know Van and Layla and see their relationship grow into something more. And shake my head when they couldn’t get on the same page.

Lots of laughs, steamy sex, fun dates, and big family announcements make this such a delight to listen to.

The only problem with binging the series is that now I have to wait until October for Aargon’s story, The Leaves in Autumn.

The casting here is wonderful. I truly enjoyed Stella Hunter and Zachary Webber as Layla and Van. They both did a great job bringing Pike’s writing and the Lyon family to life.

While I borrowed the ebook from Kindle Unlimited, I did receive a copy of the audiobook from Home Cooked Books and am leaving an honest review.

About the author:
USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. The first romance “book” she wrote was at ten years old. The scene, a California Beach. The hero, a blonde surfer. The ending, happily forever after.

Leslie’s passion for film and screenwriting eventually led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, in Southern California, writing Contemporary Romance.

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About the narrators:
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My Favorite Quotes

I’ve been in love with you since I was five. – The Sky in Summer by @AuthorLPike #Audiobook narrated by @StellaHNarrator & @ZacharyWebber #LyonFamily #Romance

I may become a fool for you. – The Sky in Summer by @AuthorLPike #Audiobook narrated by @StellaHNarrator & @ZacharyWebber #LyonFamily #Romance

It doesn’t get better than these small quiet moments. – The Sky in Summer by @AuthorLPike #Audiobook narrated by @StellaHNarrator & @ZacharyWebber #LyonFamily #Romance

Van’s light is dying without you. – The Sky in Summer by @AuthorLPike #Audiobook narrated by @StellaHNarrator & @ZacharyWebber #LyonFamily #Romance

If I wrote my life story the prologue would be the years eighteen to thirty-eight. Every day after childhood and before Layla seem irrelevant. – The Sky in Summer by @AuthorLPike #Audiobook narrated by @StellaHNarrator & @ZacharyWebber #LyonFamily #Romance

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