Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson (Reviews + Giveaway)

I’m Quinn Anderson, author of New Heights and the Murmur Inc. series. Welcome to my blog tour for Fourteen Summers! Stay tuned to get fun facts about this release, inside information about my writing process, and to learn how I chose my penname. Leave comments for a chance to win a $10 Riptide gift card. I look forward to chatting with you all!

About Fourteen Summers

Identical twins Aiden and Max Kingsman have been a matched set their whole lives. When they were children, Aiden was happy to follow his extroverted brother’s lead, but now that they’re in college, being “my brother, Aiden” is starting to get old. He’s itching to discover who he is outside of his “twin” identity.

Oliver’s goals for the summer are simple: survive his invasive family, keep his divorced parents from killing each other, and stay in shape for rowing season. He’s thrilled when he runs into his old friends, the Kingsman twins, especially Aiden, the object of a childhood crush. Aiden is all grown-up, but some things have stayed the same: his messy curls, his stability, and how breathless he makes Oliver. Oliver’s crush comes back full force, and the feeling is mutual. Summer just got a whole lot hotter.

Fun-loving Max takes one thing seriously: his role as “big brother.” When Aiden drifts away, Max can’t understand how his own twin could choose a boy over him. Summer won’t last forever, and with friendship, family, and happily ever after on the line, they’ll have to navigate their changing relationships before it’s too late.

4 Stars

This was such a sweet and funny story. I loved that we not only got Aiden and Oliver’s POV’s, but Max’s, Aiden’s twin brother’s, as well. Max was freaking hilarious, and stole every scene he was in and I’m really hoping that we’ll get to see more of him in the future.

I loved Aiden and Oliver and this was a great second chances story. Two, three including Max, childhood best friends who are separated when Oliver’s parents' divorce and they move away, meet again at the age of 20. Can these three young men re-kindle the friendship they once had and will love blossom between Aiden and Oliver?

The story was well-written and enjoyable. I loved all three of these young men and Oliver and Aiden were sweet and sexy together. Quinn Anderson has definitely become one of my auto-buy authors and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next. Very recommendable!

*copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review was not a requirement*

4 Stars!

Fourteen Summers is told from three perspectives, Oliver, Aiden and his twin brother Max, who truly stole the show. 

I really liked Oliver and Aiden, they were definitely made for each other, and while this was a bit insta-lovey, it didn't feel rushed, after all, they'd both been crushing on the other when they were younger. They were both quiet and introverted, and a bit overdramatic. The fight at the end of the book, although longtime coming, was a bit over the top and it made me want to strangle them both.

Now Max, I adored. He was fun and extroverted (and I really hope this isn't the last we've seen of him, he also needs a HEA, after all) and I just couldn't get enough of him.

This was such a feel-good book and just another sample of why Quinn Anderson is one of my favorite authors at the moment. It wasn't a romance perse, as much as it was a story about friendship and family with some romantic undertones. 

Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About Quinn Anderson

Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.

A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and Tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere. If you’re at an event, and you see a 6’2” redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that’s probably her.

Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.

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To celebrate the release of Fourteen Summers, Quinn is giving away a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 26, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. sounds great
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  2. Thank you for the review. It does sound good!

  3. Thanks for the reviews!
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  4. I really liked it, too!


  5. Sounds like a fun read.
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  6. Sounds wonderful. I love the title
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  7. Congrats, and thanks for the post. This should be a fun read. Way back when I lived with a twin in college, and didn't know at the time, but both turned out to be gay, like me :-). - Purple Reader, TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com