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Hello, Summer New York Times Bestselling Author And Queen Of The Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews Delivers Her Next Blockbuster, Hello SummerIt S A New Season Conley Hawkins Left Her Family S Small Town Newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, In The Rearview Mirror Years Ago Now A Star Reporter For A Big City Paper, Conley Is Exactly Where She Wants To Be And Is About To Take A Fancy New Position In Washington, DC Or So She ThinksFor Small Town Scandals When The New Job Goes Up In Smoke, Conley Finds Herself Right Back Where She Started, Working For Her Sister, Who Is Trying To Keep The Silver Bay Beacon Afloat And She Doesn T Exactly Have Warm Feelings For Conley Soon She Is Given The Unenviable Task Of Overseeing The Local Gossip Column, Hello, Summer And Big Time Secrets Then Conley Witnesses An Accident That Ends In The Death Of A Local Congressman A Beloved War Hero With A Shady Past The She Digs Into The Story, The Dangerous It Gets As An Old Heartbreaker Causes Trouble And A New Flame Ignites, It Soon Looks Like Their Sleepy Beach Town Is The Most Scandalous Hotspot Of The Summer


About the Author: Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976 She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution before leaving to write fiction full time in 1991 She published ten mystery novels under her own name between 1992 and 2000, and switched to the Andrews pen name in 2002 to author Savannah Blues, which marked a change in her style toSouthern flavored themes.http us.macmillan.com author maryka



10 thoughts on “Hello, Summer

  1. says:

    So Mary Kay Andrews has been referred to as the queen of beach reads and really that is quite true with this latest Hello, Summer is Mary Kay Andrews latest contemporary romance that actually has a touch of mystery with the lead being a hard hitting journalist always chasing the truth in the latest story.Conley Hawkins left her small beach town in the rearview mirror years ago to chase a career as a journalist Conley actually had made a success of her career winning awards and working for a la So Mary Kay Andrews has been referred to as the queen of beach reads and really that is quite true with this latest Hello, Summer is Mary Kay Andrews latest contemporary romance that actually has a touch of mystery with the lead being a hard hitting journalist always chasing the truth in the latest story.Conley Hawkins left her small beach town in the rearview mirror years ago to chase a career as a journalist Conley actually had made a success of her career winning awards and working for a large paper in Atlanta but she continued to wantsetting up a new job formoney but just as she was packing up to leave Atlanta the job fell through.With her plans going up in smoke and no where to live or work Conley jumps in her car and heads south to the town she grew up in Conley s sister had taken over the family business running the small paper The Silver Bay Beacon but after arriving in town Conley quickly stumbles on a major story and finds herself working for her sister.Hello, Summer takes the normal contemporary and puts it on a high octane path with such a fast paced hard hitting lead We still have plenty of family drama with some romance mixed in but it was so much fun following along with Conley as she uncovered decades old scandals and stayed on top of current news With plenty of edge of your seat intensity this one really kept the pages turning as I not only fell in love with the characters and setting but had fun with the breaking news stories along the way.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit


  2. says:

    A perfect bit of escapism for quarantine I read it in a day, whisked off to the gorgeous Florida coast which is so vivid you can feel the waves lapping your feet without wanting to die from the humidity in real life A terrific depiction of an unraveling news story as well, with a tenacious journalist as likeable, determined, and ambitious heroine doing the unraveling.


  3. says:

    5 Stars We all know Mary Kay Andrews is the Queen of summer reads I read her books every May when they typically publish I was super excited for Hello, Summer and let me just say this did NOT disappoint Conley is a big time reporter and is leaving her current company to start a bigger and better job The day of her going away party her sister sends her an article that the company she s transitioning to is going under and her current company already found her replacement Not knowing where to g 5 Stars We all know Mary Kay Andrews is the Queen of summer reads I read her books every May when they typically publish I was super excited for Hello, Summer and let me just say this did NOT disappoint Conley is a big time reporter and is leaving her current company to start a bigger and better job The day of her going away party her sister sends her an article that the company she s transitioning to is going under and her current company already found her replacement Not knowing where to go, she drives to her G mama s house in Florida to sort things out Once she s there she gets some pressure to help with the family s local paper and it ends up beingthan she bargained for.Conley gets involved with a former high school flame as well as in the middle of a family political scandal She is a witness at a scene of a crime and has to literally fight for her life All the while she is trying to make amends with family she hasn t visited in six years after she randomly shows up on their doorstep Conley goes through about every emotion trying to really figure out what the important things are and she must learn to enjoy what s right in front of her.I loved this book so much and I think that it s MKA s best one yet It is quite lengthy 500 pages but I read it in under 2 days because I wanted to know what was going to happen with Conley and the rest of the characters This is written in short chapters and they make you want to keep turning the pages as there were a few story lines going on at once I felt the characters were relatable in some way or another I also felt totally transported to the beach town Silver Bay and felt like a fly on the wall watching it all play out.What I loved most about this book was it had everything I want in a book It had characters I loved and characters I hated It had a soft love story It had a political family with a scandal It has an investigation playing out It has family drama, secrets and relationships that work through their problems It had a strong female lead who figured out what she really wanted in life, not because anyone else told her what she should want It had beautiful descriptions of the beach and sunsets It just had everything I always look for in a beach readOverall, this book was stellar It may seem intimidating with the page count but don t let that stop you I promise it s worth the read and I will definitely be recommending it to all during this summer season Thank you to St Martin s Press, KCCPR and Tandem Literary for my ARC and finished copies of this book Go pick this one up now


  4. says:

    Living in Myrtle Beach, it s hard to believe this was my first MKA bookI really, really liked it though Great characters Rowena , great story, but it was definitely way longer than it needed to be The first 300 pages should have been 100 But once I got to the halfway point, I flew through it.Looking forward to going back and reading her other books


  5. says:

    This chick lit book as a ton of twists and turns I loved this book so much, and the only rest it is not 5 stars is that I wish the Grandmother character was in the bookI loved all the characters There is romance, mystery, and family issues in this book The drama in this book makes you want to keep reading I listened to the audiobook of this book, and I really enjoyed the audiobook If you want to read this book you should check out the audiobook.


  6. says:

    Well, summer has officially started with Mary Kay Andrews book Hello, Summer A fun and witty story about a journalist trying to figure her life out when her job falls apart and find herself smack in the middle of a scandal I love her books and this one does not disappoint It has family dramathan one family , love interest, friendships tested, a stalker and a dead man wrapped up in mystery The makings of the perfect beach read There s action, excitement, fun, some sass, and love Well, summer has officially started with Mary Kay Andrews book Hello, Summer A fun and witty story about a journalist trying to figure her life out when her job falls apart and find herself smack in the middle of a scandal I love her books and this one does not disappoint It has family dramathan one family , love interest, friendships tested, a stalker and a dead man wrapped up in mystery The makings of the perfect beach read There s action, excitement, fun, some sass, and love all on the beach I love the southern settings and MKA always puts just the right mix of suspense with southern charm It was entertaining and will keep you guessing I loved the characters I mean, who doesn t love a boy next door love interest While the book is a hair long, it reads very quickly She keeps a good pace and the plot line interesting enough that you won t put it down MKA fans will love this one If you haven t read any of her books, jump on into the world of MKA and summer with this one You ll love it My thanks to Mary Kay Andrews, St Martin s Press and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  7. says:

    I m gonna do likes dislikes for this one cause I m a little conflicted and I hope writing this out helps me decide what to rate it What I liked Great setting and small town vibes with quirky and interesting characters Felt like a true guilty pleasure read with lots of gossipy tidbits about the town residents in the form of a column in the local newspaper Decently engaging mystery that didn t totally stump me but was interesting enoughWhat I disliked It was a brick like almost 600 pag I m gonna do likes dislikes for this one cause I m a little conflicted and I hope writing this out helps me decide what to rate it What I liked Great setting and small town vibes with quirky and interesting characters Felt like a true guilty pleasure read with lots of gossipy tidbits about the town residents in the form of a column in the local newspaper Decently engaging mystery that didn t totally stump me but was interesting enoughWhat I disliked It was a brick like almost 600 pages and it really didn t need to be, easily could ve been 200 pages shorter and I don t think a beach read should ever be over 300 pages Go ahead and me, 340 max and I will die on this hill There was a lot of political stuff going on and no thank you, I get enough of that in real life Conley wasn t the most endearing main character and I never felt fully connected or invested in her life Many parts were super predictable and since it was longer than the Bible dragging it out did no one any favors I wantedromance and less whodunnit Ok that did help, think I m gonna give it a middle of the roadish and call it a day


  8. says:

    4.5 starsNothing says Summer than a Mary Kay Andrews book I ve become a huge fan of hers and I still have her backlist to get through This is her newest story and its another winner.Conley quits her job to accept another one but things don t go as planned So she finds herself back in Silver Bay, her hometown Without a job and living again with her grandmother, she accepts a temporary job with her sister She runs the family owned business, The Silver Bay Beacon Conley ends up witnessing an 4.5 starsNothing says Summer than a Mary Kay Andrews book I ve become a huge fan of hers and I still have her backlist to get through This is her newest story and its another winner.Conley quits her job to accept another one but things don t go as planned So she finds herself back in Silver Bay, her hometown Without a job and living again with her grandmother, she accepts a temporary job with her sister She runs the family owned business, The Silver Bay Beacon Conley ends up witnessing an accident that involves a local congressman From there, she wants to write the story, but soon findsscandals in the local town than she bargained for This book had everything mystery, family dynamics, a little romance, and along the way finding yourself If you re a fan, like myself, don t hesitate to pick this one up or if you haven t read MKA before, than I recommend giving her a try Thank you to Goodreads giveaway for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review


  9. says:

    Mary Kay Andrews has delivered another great novel with well rounded characters and a compelling story line Conley, a reporter in Atlanta, has accepted a new job Just as she is about to start, there is suddenly no new job She decides to return home to Silver Bay, FL, where her family has published a small paper, The Beacon, for years While sending out resumes, her grandmother asks her to write for The Beacon when she comes across a story of a beloved local politician s shady past, she has s Mary Kay Andrews has delivered another great novel with well rounded characters and a compelling story line Conley, a reporter in Atlanta, has accepted a new job Just as she is about to start, there is suddenly no new job She decides to return home to Silver Bay, FL, where her family has published a small paper, The Beacon, for years While sending out resumes, her grandmother asks her to write for The Beacon when she comes across a story of a beloved local politician s shady past, she has some decisions to make, while reconnecting with an old crush complicates her career plans Hello Summer s combination of romance, mystery, and the beach were a winning combination for me Thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review


  10. says:

    The beach cover is deceiving and I felt a bit disappointed This isof a mystery with family drama The mystery does push the reading along so it s not a total wash MK does write great characters, plot and beautiful locales and this is no exception This one has lots of high ratings so it might be the book for you but not for me


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