Author: TT Kove
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Basking in the long summer days, Axel hikes away from his worries through Norway’s idyllic mountain passes. He’s so at ease that he slips off his clothes and bathes in the cool lake water with no fear of being called out for his bright red hair or body full of freckles. Life is grand.
Peace and quiet doesn’t come easy for mystery writer Folke. When he stumbles across his copper-haired muse naked in a mountain oasis, plans for his future novel are long forgotten in favor of love. Nature takes a bite out of the serenity the two find, and the real world encroaches, making the happy couple wonder if they didn’t just suffer a summer fever.
As I sit writing this review, it has been about five hours since I finished Summer Fever by TT Kove. Unfortunately, the story does not seem to have made much of an impression on me one way or any other. Let’s see what I can remember about it. Snake bite, insta-love, lots of sex with no lead-in, an abusive ex with no brain, and no emotional repercussions for anything that happened in the present or past.
I wanted to know more about why Folke was so reticent about having a relationship with Alex. It seemed to be some big secret, but in the end, we were either never made privy to that information or it was just standard age gap issues, either way it was never clear. I wanted to know why he was hiding himself away in Norway, but went running immediately to see his father over 24 hours away.
I wanted explanations that were never given. I wanted emotions that were never experienced. I wanted more than two robots who go through the motions and get each other off now and then. There was potential for some seriously angsty scenes and some heart-wrenching moments. Instead, we got a main character that is just going through the motions, and a love interest that has no depth.
I can’t say that I had high hopes or expectations for this novella, so I was given what I wanted. Kove is a new author for me, but not a new author in the genre. Maybe it was just this story that didn’t resonate with me, but I am not sure if I will be trying any more or not.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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