Mini Review: Surf and Surrender (Summer Love #2) by Riley Edgewood

Surf & Surrender (Summer Love #2)

23966017She wants to forget he ever existed. He’d never give up her memory.

Quinn Westwood is completely over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared from her life without a word. So yeah. She’s over him. Never even thinks of him. In fact, she’s spending her college summer break surfing and lifeguarding in the Outer Banks, while nursing a bruised heart from a different relationship gone wrong. She doesn’t have room in her mind or heart for Sawyer—until she runs into him at a beach bonfire and the sparks that fly between them are way hotter than the flames heating the sand.

Sawyer never got over Quinn. The only thing stronger than what he feels for her is the secret keeping them apart, but sharing it would destroy more than just his life—it’d ruin hers, as well. Still, he can’t seem to keep away from her, can’t seem to keep his hands off of her soft, tempting skin. Especially since she has even less self-control when it comes to reigniting the physical side of what made them perfect together.

But secrets have a way of slipping out, and when Sawyer’s is revealed it threatens to shatter everyone involved. He’ll have to face walking away a second time, and Quinn will have to decide if fighting for him is worth it when the fallout could affect more than just her heart, but also those of the people she loves most.

Surf & Surrender is the second book in Riley Edgewood’s Summer Love series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.



Surf and Surrender was an ok novel. Not the worse I’ve read, but definitely not something I would be raving about or recommending to anyone.

The main characters did nothing for me. Quinn lacked so much especially in the personality department. She was annoying and a big pushover. She never really stood up for herself and that made her weak in my eyes.

Sawyer, again was bland, no personality, and weak as well. You cannot have two weak characters and expect anything good from it.
Another big problem is I felt no connection with these characters. The emotion between the characters that the author was trying to convey wasn’t there. This book had so much opportunity and I felt that Ridgewood took a safer/blander path.

I adored Gianna and Chase. I really feel those two deserved a book of their own. Seriously, any scene with Gia was full of humor and fun! Definitely the most likable character in this novel.

I felt that the author had too much going on with the book and over-killed on the drama, and that really took away from the actual story and characters. I feel if she would have toned down the drama and worried more about character development the story could have been much better. I do like the setting and the idea. Like I stated previously the execution just wasn’t there.

3 Stars


I received this book from Netgalley, this review is honest and my own.

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