“All they have in common is that they’re less than perfect. And all they’re looking for is the perfect distraction.”
Kate had the perfect boyfriend – until he dumped her. It couldn’t have come at a worse time: ever since she found out she has diabetes, she’s been trying to cope. She just wants to feel normal again.
Aidan planned on being a lifer in the Army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s the guy with one arm and nothing is the same as it was before. He wishes he could forget.
When Kate and Aidan meet, things couldn’t be more awkward. But neither wants to get attached, and they both could use some fun. but what if they need each other more than they realize?
This book means SO much to me. My husband served in the military, and the experiences he had there changed him forever. I patterned Kate’s diabetes after a close friend (aside from the specific numbers, which my editor and myself felt we should textbook numbers rather than realistic ones, because every teen reacts so differently to diabetic treatments). Since this book was written, LARGE strides have already been made, and Kate’s physical health journey would look much different now – though, her emotional journey would be the same. ~ Jo Perry
The Summer I Found You Inspiration
“This story of love is rare and precious. Highly emotional and very addicting, The Summer I Found You excels all my expectations. A satisfying story that has the capacity to captures anyone’s heart, The Summer I Found You is stunning.” – Savannah from Books With Bite.
“This book is about a lot more than two lost people coming together… it’s about finding the strength in yourself to make appropriate and necessary changes in your life. To stop avoiding the hard stuff. Perry also does a great job of slipping in family issues and solid friendships; for such a compact book, I had a great grasp on Aidan and Kate’s separate lives and each subplot was given an appropriate amount of attention and detail. I was so invested I actually wouldn’t have minded if the story was a little longer, and certain situations were explored more deeply. Even so, I was totally smitten.” – Estelle from I’d Rather be Reading