Pulled Under (A Sixteenth Summer Novel) by Michelle Dalton
Expected Release Date: May 6, 2014
Summary: In the small town of Pearl Beach, Florida, Izzy Lucas needs only her surfboard and the water to be completely happy. She wants nothing to do with parties, popularity contests, or showing her face around the clichéd touristy hangouts. Izzy’s tight group of coworkers at the local surf shop have tried relentlessly to break shy Izzy out of her (sea)shell. But Izzy isn’t interested…until the day Ben Barker walks into the store.
Ben’s from the city. He’s cute, charming, and wants her help adjusting to beach town culture. As the weeks of surfing lessons and pizza shack visits fly by, Izzy and Ben realize their attraction goes beyond mere friendship. But Ben is only in town for three months, and Izzy wonders if this amazing guy is worth stepping out of her comfort zone for what might be the perfect summer romance—or her first heartbreak.
(Taken from Amazon.com)
Waiting on Wednesdays may have become my least favorite blogging day, only because I don’t like being reminded that I have to wait for all of these books to come out. So in a way I guess it pisses me off a little bit because I want to read them now, not in a few months. Anyways, I’d still like to share with everyone my most anticipated books that are coming out within the next couple of minutes, so that is why I will continue posting every Wednesday. I almost skipped posting today though because I went and had a biopsy on my arm this afternoon and when I got home my arm was so sore. I figured I’d eat dinner, take some pain medication and go to bed. Well that was 5 hours ago, so I might as well post my Waiting on Wednesday for this week. I had been deciding between three different books for this week’s Waiting on Wednesdays and I decided to pick this one first. What made me choose Pulled Under was I have read Sixteen Summer by Michelle Dalton and I loved it. Obviously one because it’s a summer novel and I am obsessed with summer books, but I loved it for other reasons too. The summer romance portrayed in Sixteenth Summer was so..pure and realistic. It was strictly hanging out, walking on the beach, getting to know each other with some kissing here and there. I liked that the characters didn’t constantly have their hands all over each other like you see in some other romance novels. I am so excited for another Sixteenth Summer novel to come out even if it is with different characters. Also, with all the snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing cold temperatures, I am just ready to crawl under my covers until spring and read summer-y books. I am excited for a new summer themed book coming out, as well as any others that will be released within the next few months, but this is my most anticipated summer book. I am hoping that the summer romance in Pulled Under is just as “clean” as it was in Sixteenth Summer, only because when the characters move so fast in the relationship and then for the rest of the book they are having sex every other chapter can be a little off putting. Plus, with the summer romances there is always a problem, they end up fighting because one of them is leaving at the end of summer, they just plain break up at the end of summer but are miserable the final week, or sometimes it ends happy and they agree to do a long distance relationship….which usually calls for a sequel where they end up breaking up. I feel like I’m now ranting more than getting all excited for this book, but I am exhausted so I will end my post with saying I am very, very excited for Pulled Under to be released. I plan on reading Michelle Dalton’s other novel Fifteenth Summer within the next month, and if you love books about summer romances, romances in general, summer themed books like me, or you’re around a younger age (12-14), I’d definitely recommend you reading Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton and then you too will probably be waiting for Pulled Under to come out in May.