Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he's losing his vision at seventeen?
Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she's starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance.
Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery
“I guess coin flips are more our thing, aren’t they?”
He’s right. I pluck a nickel out of my pocket.
Aiden takes the coin out of my hand, running his fingertips along mine again. He’s trying to hide a smile, but he can’t. What if this doesn’t go my way? Will I walk out of these woods and never kiss Aiden Emerson again? Fate, please don’t let me down.
“Heads we . . .” I can’t say the word. It hangs in the charged air between us, but I can’t say it while standing this close to him. Aiden raises his eyebrows at me and tries to hide another smile. “Tails we don’t.”
The coin flips in the air and as it’s about to land in Aiden’s hand, he steps forward. The coin falls onto the forest floor and my eyes follow it to the dark ground, and then to Aiden. He shrugs, with a pout that doesn’t look at all apologetic. And then his lips are on mine.
"Pennington shows her strength as a writer in her sophomore novel, When Summer Ends. Her characters have depth that endears them to the read from the very beginning, and watching their growth as pages fly by is a treat.- Jill H. on Goodreads
"I absolutely loved this. Such a wonderful story of family, friendship, love, and new beginnings... with a whole lot of swoon. Jessica Pennington is officially an auto buy author for me!" - Jaime A. on Goodreads
"This book had me on the edge of my seat. After every page I turned, I was eager to see what came next." - Belle E. on Goodreads
"I loved this novel; seeing sunsets and giant goldfish (you will understand once you read). It was equal parts heartbreak and learning to love yourself, letting go of past hurts, leaping into the future and just living day by day."- Nicole on Goodreads
When Summer Ends is a sweet summer romance that’s guaranteed to make you swoon!- Courtney on Goodreads