Crushing Summer

Crushing Summer I m a girl I met a boy Why can t it stay that simple Here in this town summer doesn t just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses white toothed grins and lounging at the beach It means pain And loss And

  • Title: Crushing Summer
  • Author: C.M. Stunich
  • ISBN: 9781938623660
  • Page: 342
  • Format: ebook
  • I m a girl I met a boy Why can t it stay that simple Here, in this town, summer doesn t just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach It means pain And loss And false promises.It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers.For me, it means being crushed The Crush, actuallI m a girl I met a boy Why can t it stay that simple Here, in this town, summer doesn t just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach It means pain And loss And false promises.It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers.For me, it means being crushed The Crush, actually The one they all want simply because they were told to It means being surrounded by beautiful faces and gorgeous bodies, sweet words and sizzling kisses.It means being wanted and despised.My name is Chloe Summer, and I m afraid that if I m not careful, this summer could be my last.

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    About “C.M. Stunich

    • C.M. Stunich

      C.M Stunich is a self admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn t mind especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands among other things If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M has decided to have herself committed.She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats When she s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen She s the author of over thirty novels romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included Please, come and join her inside her crazy There s a heck of a lot to do there.Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat incessantly , so feel free to e mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals She s already looking forward to it.Stalk me, please cmstunichfacebook cmstunichauthortwitter CMStunichI m also on , Spotify, Google , Instagram, and Pinterest.



    233 thoughts on “Crushing Summer


    • What do you get when you combine high school teens, drama, lies, a summer game and murder? You get a whole lot of awesome and a book that I could not tear my eyes away from.Each summer the teens, ages 13 – 18 from the small beach town of San Aplastar play a game, The Assignment. A select few get “assigned” a trait, King, Queen Bee, Heartthrob, Crush, Jock and the dreaded Outcast. They then have to spend the summer acting out the trait they were assigned even if it is the last thing they wa [...]


    • Cm does it yet again, always leaves me asking how in the world she does this? She is amazing and I love her stories. Crushing Summer was a breath of fresh air with a twist of WTF. I love how if you have read CM's books you can see her personality shine through these books, I love it. Now what can I tell you about this story? All these characters go through so many hurtful and unspeakable things it's crazy, I don't know how they or people do it. This story is crazy and like all of Cm's books has [...]


    • WOW !!! OMG WOW this is CRAZY & FREAKY !!!!GENIUS !!!!!!!!absolutely brilliant !!!!this twisted incredibly intriguing story will have u gripping ur kindle unable to put it down !!!!!u will not believe where is book takes u . From page 1 u will be totally invested in this book !!!see for urself !!!!


    • There was so much wrong with this book that I almost don't even know where to begin.Well, for one, if you're expecting a cute summery coming-of-age story, that is not what you're going to get. Although based on Chloe's long, rambling inner monologue, you can probably guess that she's TRYING to be profound. The main problem with this book is its melodrama. It tries to be tragic but doesn't have enough build up to pull it off. The characters are all rather flat and two-dimensional, including (perh [...]


    • My Review: This book was a surprise for me. I will be honest and say I skim read the blurb. It was by C.M. Stunich so I knew I was going to read it no matter what. She is one of those authors that I will read all her books no matter what. So I had some idea as to what to expect from this book. I did know it was YA, so I was excited to see if she could pull it off. Most authors stick to what they know. Ms. Stunich knows alpha males, rock stars, drugs and sex. So that's what you expect from her in [...]


    • Holy hell. How to rate this. 4-4½♥'s. It's like taking the movie 'Heathers' and mixing it with 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', then add a dash of 'Scooby Doo' and 'Fight Club' maybe even a sneeze from Gossip Girls or a V.C. Andrews novel or something. Darker than I expected. View the full review at Dark Obsession Chronicles.I received a free eBook from the author in exchange for an unbiased review as part of a Love Between the Sheets blog tour. My thoughts are my own.


    • After a stellar reading month in October, I've been a bit of a reading slump. But Crushing Summer was just the book I needed to get me out of my reading slump. Providing me with teen drama, a twisty plot, a great protagonist, best friends with secrets, two interesting boys and a meaningful message, this was a perfect book for me.There is no secret that I love Young Adult novels (and this one is YA, despite the NA classification above, the kids are still in high school) and Crushing Summer was a [...]


    • **** contains some minor spoilers****“Um, you’re kidding right? Is this some kind of game?”“I wish it were. If it were just a game, it’d be fun, right? But its not. I mean, I used to think it was, but not anymore. People get hurt playing this game. They get killed. Sometimes. By accident.”“You’re serious?”This is one of the reasons why I love this author so much. It doesn’t matter what she is writing about –hott as sin Fae, Zombies, Mermaids, crazy Rockers, badass Bikers, o [...]


    • “Um, you’re kidding right? Is this some kind of game?”“I wish it were. If it were just a game, it’d be fun, right? But its not. I mean, I used to think it was, but not anymore. People get hurt playing this game. They get killed. Sometimes. By accident.”“You’re serious?” This is one of the reasons why I love this author so much. It doesn’t matter what she is writing about –hott as sin Fae, Zombies, Mermaids, crazy Rockers, badass Bikers, or psychotic High School students on [...]


    • As a huge fan of C.M. Stunich, I was really excited to read Crushing Summer. I’d seen some reviews and only had a vague idea of what the story was about, other than it was YA and had both mystery and romance. A good combination to me, and boy am I glad I read it! The story entertained me from beginning to end, as I couldn’t wait to put all the pieces together and find out how the mystery would be solved. I will admit this book probably isn’t for everyone. First, it’s Young Adult, which f [...]


    • In the small town of San Aplastar there's a standing tradition, a coming-of age type of event if you will, that teens from 13-18 years of age are expected take a part in. The teens and most adults that have grown up in the little beach town are forever affected by this event. You see, at "The Assignment" a select teens are 'labeled' according to an specific trait. It ranges from "The Queen Bee" to the "Heartthrob" all the way through to "The Outcast". The teen that has been assigned the particul [...]


    • Review Originally Posted at: Book FreakRating: 4.5 StarsSummer usually means beach, party and fun – not for this town. Teens have something else to waste their time on – annually, for the past fifty years THE ASSIGNMENT has been a tradition. Everybody has a chance to be someone their not. They have the KING, QUEEN BEE, CRUSH, HEARTTHROB, STUDENTS and the OUTCAST. For Chloe Summer, she wanted to spend her summer differently. After the tragedy that happened to the CRUSH the previous summer – [...]


    • Crushing Summer by C.M. Stunich3.75 StarsI am going to try to make this short and sweet but I want to say that there are a lot of characters and the storyline can get a little confusing at times which makes reviewing this book a little difficult but I’ll give it my best shot.There is a town that has a longtime running tradition for the children between 13 and 18 to partake in. Its called The Assignment. Evidentally the kids sign up for a particular role and a vote gets taken for things like [...]


    • Given by the author for an honest review for her Blog TourBefore I start delving into the book, I would like to state something about the author CM Stunich. As much as we all hate labels, we can’t help but categorize books into Romance, Contemporary, NA, YA, Erotica placing the relating authors in similar categories. And that’s why CM Stunich is unique and one of a kind. She can’t be placed into any category! Her work is so distinguishable and so special that simply doesn’t fit into any [...]


    • I am so happy that I was able to read this book for CM. It is quite a bit different to her other books, not that this should be a surprising notion. It is one of the many reasons I love to read her work. She can write anything, in any point of view, and draw you in. Any genre, any sex, any age, it doesn't matter. I knew going into the start of this book that it was a suspenseful story with lots of mystery and probably a love triangle (I mean, it is a YA book after all). I was excited about the s [...]


    • Rating: 2 starsArrrrggghhhh- I'm so mad right now.  Not mad at the author or the book, but at myself.  I feel like there's something wrong with me!  I love love LOVE CM Stunich.  I have yet to be disappointed, and yet, I feel somewhat let down after reading this story.  I adore YA books too- they take me back to my younger days, in high school when everything was easy and my biggest worry was which boy I thought I liked more.  In San Alplastar it is a yearly tradition for kids between the [...]


    • I'm starting to think that CM is Wonder Woman. It's the only thing that makes sense. It seems as if any time she tackles a challenge, everything is fantastically completed. Never before have I read an author who's able to write such excellent stories over such a wide variety of genres. This book is well written and the characters are extremely well developed. Chloe is a great lead and is well supported by Casper and Julie. Ultimately, my favorite character was Julie, Casper's sister. Although it [...]


    • Crushing Summer by C.M StunichReview by: Kayla Synopsis: I'm a girl. I met a boy. Why can't it stay that simple?Here, in this town, summer doesn't just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach. It means pain. And loss. And false promises.It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers.For me, it means being crushed. The Crush, actually. The one they all want simply because they were told to. It means [...]


    • I had the honor of receiving this book as an ARC. Cushing Summer has to be the oddest book that I’ve read in a long time. Odd, not in a bad way, but like a “What the hell!?” type book. Although it did take me a few chapters to really get into it, I did eventually get sucked in because with so much going on in the book, you couldn’t turn away without finding out what happened next! Chloe Summers home town has an odd summer tradition called “The Assignment”, during the summer months al [...]


    • First off I love C.M. Stunich’s writing and couldn’t wait to see what came of Crushing Summer! For a young adult / new adult read, it did not disappoint!This is definitely a high school, suspense story that hooked me in. The town is a little mysterious in its traditions and poor Chloe didn’t want to partake in its craziness this year, especially after meeting Casper, the newbie to the town, who doesn’t know any of the shenanigans – an innocent.Just when Chloe thought she wouldn’t be [...]


    • First off I love C.M. Stunich’s writing and couldn’t wait to see what came of Crushing Summer! For a young adult / new adult read, it did not disappoint!This is definitely a high school, suspense story that hooked me in. The town is a little mysterious in its traditions and poor Chloe didn’t want to partake in its craziness this year, especially after meeting Casper, the newbie to the town, who doesn’t know any of the shenanigans – an innocent.Just when Chloe thought she wouldn’t be [...]


    • ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest ReviewI went into this book blind. I had no expectations, it sounded interesting so I decided to read it. I’ve never read a book by this author; the writing and flow is excellent.This story for me was off the wall weird. It was small town traditions taken to a whole new level. This crazy tradition has gone on for years. We follow Chloe on her journey to make it through being this year’s crush. Last year’s crush wasn’t so lucky.This tradition called “ [...]


    • Kudos to CM Stunich for making a journey into a whole new genre for herself! Being a huge fan girl of this author, nothing could have come as more of a shock to me than to hear that she was going to write a YA book. Needless to say, I was a bit worried that she could do it. Her books are usually so angst-y and full of hot sex and curse words that I could never imagine anything different (nor did I want to honestly!) Then, well then, I opened the cover to Crushing Summer. From the first scene, I [...]


    • **ARC**San Aplastar is a small town where every summer the kids of the town act out an age old tradition of The Assignment to help pass the time of boredom. Chloe Summers is a 16 year old girl who just wants to be a normal teen and spend time at the beach with her friends and not take part in The Assignment, but her peers have other ideas in mind for her. Chloe is pulled from the ocean by Casper Alice. Who right from the start has Chloe wanting to get to know him better. He is a mystery and she [...]


    • Wow! This book had a little bit of everything. Some romance, some mystery and suspense, and an almost stepford wives vibe at times. This book was different from most I’ve read by it was really good. A wide range of characters and a unique story line made for a great book.At first glance Casper and Chloe couldn’t be more opposite from each other but they soon figure out that they aren’t so different. I really enjoyed their little bits of humor throughout the book which lightened the mood it [...]


    • ARC provided for honest review. Judging by all the four and five star reviews on this book, I am wondering if I read the same book as everyone else. I did not enjoy this book at all. I couldn't get into the characters, there was no real depth to the story. It all focused on some cult-like activity called The Assignment that was too bizarre to even wrap your mind around - not to mention the fact that it is cruel, and yet the parents encourage their children to participate? WTF! I just could not g [...]


    • I was giving an ARC for a review of this book. I don't normally do thriller books but this book I enjoyed. From the start if kept you hooked, there was deep dark secrets, mystery and also love. You knew that Chloe was going to fight her feeling's for both Casper and Cage. They were totally different to each other. But you had this feeling that Casper kept her heart. I liked how little details were leaked through out the story that did keep me guessing about the murder and if it was an actual mur [...]


    • Crushing Summer is an awesome WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON type of read. Chloes hometown maybe the weirdest hometown of all time with their weird Assignment ritual. When Chloe strangely becomes the Crush when she never even signed up, is only the start of her weird summer. I love how the way Stunich writes is how my brains works, if you know what I mean? It is like her characters are pretty normal they aren't 30 year old minds in a 16 year olds body. If the characters are 16 they act 16 they have t [...]


    • I love the book. the crazy, twisted tradition that this town had is freaky. The way this story plays out is crazy. the whole Assignment thing was out there to think that there are some places like this is scary. How far people can can go is messed up. Love the fact that it points out about the freedom of being able to read what you want. Love the characters and the way that they show there true colors when given the chance. I was sad and my heart went out to Casper and the pain he was dealing wi [...]


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