Review: My Summer Darlings


Title: My Summer Darlings

Author: May Cobb

Release Date: 5/17/22

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: A woman in the forest thinks she’s going to die.

I know he’s coming back for me.


Jen Hansen, Kittie Spears, and Cynthia Nichols have been friends since childhood. They are now approaching forty and their lives have changed, but their insular East Texas town has not. They stay sane by drinking wine in the afternoons, dishing about other women in the neighborhood, and bonding over the heartache of their own encroaching middle age and raising ungrateful teens.


Then Will Harding comes to town, moving into one of the neighborhood’s grandest homes. Mysterious and charming, he seems like the answer to each woman’s prayers. He’s a source of fascination for Jen, Kittie, and Cynthia, but none of them are ready for the way Will disrupts their lives.


As Will grows closer with each of the women, their fascination twists into obsession, threatening their friendships and their families. When he abruptly pulls away, each woman scrambles to discover the source of his affection. But what they’ll uncover is far more sinister and deadly than any of them could have ever imagined.


My Review: The synopsis had me so excited for this book, I was ready to dive right in. Unfortunately it wasn't as good as I was hoping. It was bad, it was just lacking in a couple areas. There were some things I did enjoy. I loved some of the ridiculousness of the book, I enjoyed the dark tone of the book and I am always a fan of some good sarcasm. The thing about this book though is there isn't a lot of substance there. Sure its a great popcorn book and at times its pretty entertaining but for me anyways I couldn't connect to the book at all. Its like a tv show you through on in the background. I also did not like any of the characters. The story was also a bit steamier than I was looking for. Steamy isn't bad but I just wasn't here for it this time.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*