• Young Adult

    The Summer Rules: A slow burn YA romance

    Belle Acton’s heartfelt novel reminds readers happiness can be found in surprising places. Izzy takes things seriously, while Em takes them light. Their differences never seemed to matter much. They’re best friends and they adore each other. The girls are roommates at Watford High – an elite boarding school on Sydney’s North Shore. It’s senior year and classes will soon be combined with boys from the brother school across the road. Enter, the gorgeous and notorious, Dominic Hunter. Despite being the infatuation of practically every girl at Watford, Dom is a boy with a rep. Em’s crushing hard on Dom. His girlfriend is a minor obstacle in her book; she has a plan and isn’t afraid to use it. To everyone’s surprise, Em and Dom are hooking up before even he knows what’s hit him! Izzy has bigger problems to think about than playing second fiddle to the hottest boy in school. Her mum’s sick and it’s got everyone worried. Life for her is anything but breezy. When Em goes to Japan over the summer, Izzy is enlisted to hang out with Dom and keep him out of trouble. She does her best but honestly, the boy is slippery! As, everything spirals out of control, Izzy finds herself wondering if rules are made to be broken. A coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and first love. Perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Ginger Scott and Anna Todd. ”Absorbing story, exploiting the different levels of morality of the characters. It all worked for me. Full marks!” – Romance Writers of Australia FIVE STARS ”Belle brings the heat in this extraordinary debut novel – I raced through it! The flaws each character embodies are so painfully human – I was rooting for them despite themselves. Can’t wait for the next one…” FIVE STARS ”An extraordinarily moving debut novel” – FIVE STARS ”A slam dunk of a teen romance novel…This is what growing up feels like – painful, fun and the steaminess!!!! I laughed, I cried. I loved it!” – FIVE STARS Read more