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Review: Step Summer by Tanya Gallagher


Step Summer by Tanya Gallagher

Category: Contemporary New Adult romance
Release date: Thursday, June 6
Special preorder + release price: $2.99

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synopsis 2.0
They can’t escape their attraction, but they also can’t give in…


I’ve spent the three years I’ve known Blake Reynolds looking at him out of the corner of my eye, too afraid to look closer and like what I see. No matter that he has the warm, hazel eyes of a person who’s seen the world, a body built by professional lacrosse and decorated with gorgeous tattoos, and a heart that believes in me even when no one else seems to—I can’t like him. Not the way I want to. So I don’t look until I have to, until we’re forced to spend the summer living in the same beach house.

And then I can’t look away.


McKenna Maycomb is everything the girl of your dreams should be—funny, sweet, and gorgeous. She’s more than a naive dreamer like everyone believes, and I want to protect her from the world. And from myself. With a fresh breakup behind me and an addiction I’m trying to quit, I’m no good for anyone right now. But Kenna looks past that and sees me, believes I’m the good guy she wants. She’s wrong about me, but I can’t help trying to prove her right. And the more late night swims and beach bonfires between us, the more the connection between us grows too. But I’m ten years older than her and McKenna’s not mine to love—not as long as our parents are married. That’s right, I said our parents. I’m McKenna’s stepbrother.

Loving her could destroy my family. Losing her could destroy my heart.



review 2.0


Step Summer is an easy read, age gap and step brother romance. It was so easy to get lost in this book while reading it.

Set in the summer in a cute shore town, Mckenna and Blake are both staying at the beach house to straighten their lives out but the plan might go the way it was supposed to. They’re both thrust by their parents into staying there for the summer and it starts out as an awkward stay for both of them. Even though they’re step siblings they’ve never spent much time together. As the days turn into weeks and they spend more time together, the heat turns up quickly between the two.

Mckenna and Blake’s chemistry was so right that I forgot they were step brother/sister most of the time. They were super compatible and their story flowed so well.

The storyline also flowed well and I love that everything moved at a good pace. It’s a perfect fun summer read and I love the forbidden aspect to it. Definitely recommend


Rating: 4.5/ 5 Stars

4.5 stars




author 2.0


17642233.jpgTanya Gallagher is the Seattle-based author of contemporary New Adult and Adult romances about smart, strong women and the sexy men who love them. Her books include the fun, sexy X Enterprises romcom series, A Slippery Slope, and Step Summer, which releases in June 2019. Tanya traded pencil skirts in the boardroom for stories in the bedroom and hasn’t looked back since. You can find her traveling the world in search of beautiful scenery and delicious cake, and at, where she happens to sell one of the most popular brands of personal lubricant for your naughty bits. True story.

Instagram: @tanyagallagherbooks
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Twitter: @TGallagherBooks

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