S'MORE TO LOSE
BOOK 2 OF THE CAMPFIRE SERIES
Four years after her life-changing summer, Gigi Goldstein thinks saying goodbye to Camp Chinooka means saying hello to a brand new life. Now faced with a second chance at her career, she is filled with more hope than she's felt in a long time. Her design house, G. Malone is taking the fashion world by storm, even attracting notice of Victoria Ellicott, the fashionable British socialite who just happens to be engaged to the future king of England. When Gigi is chosen to design the royal wedding dress, she is forced to confront her ex-fiancé, Perry Gillman, now a successful composer with a hit show on the West End.
But when Gigi learns Perry's been dating Victoria's sister Annabelle, who rivals her in looks, style and sophistication, Gigi can't help but feel inadequate in everything. Her world begins to crumble as she develops a creative block so debilitating, she fears that a wedding dress of royal proportions is never going to happen. Even a budding relationship with the handsome, worldly, and charismatic Viscount Satterley can't make her forget about Perry and her inability to get over him. As the world gears up for the wedding of the century, Gigi is on the brink of buckling under the immense pressure of the uncertainties of her future and failures of her past.
Will she be able overcome her creative paralysis to design the dress of Victoria's dreams, or will she break down now that she has even s'more to lose?
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
"Whether you were a summer camp kid like myself, or new to the ins and outs of summer camps, you will get a kick out of One S'more Summer. It was a fun read, full of summer camp fun antics, great characters, a flirty and bickering slow burn romance, and it sets the stage for what is going to be an excellent series." - Book Briefs
"The author does have a way in writing the plot that makes the flow comes so naturally, despite alternating between the two settings....All in all, I really liked the story. It wasn't over the top but just exactly right." - Dreamland Teenage Fantasy
"If you have ever attended any kind of camp you will get a big wave of nostalgia thrown your way, and I really liked that. It put me in the summer mood. I could smell the campfires, envision the cabins, and delight in my own summer camp memories while enjoying Gigi's story." - It's a Book Life
"This reads like a brilliant romantic comedy movie that left me smiling....The fun commotion between Gigi and Perry had me laughing as I turned the pages....Never having gone to summer camp before I loved getting a slice of it in this novel. I loved everything about this book. With a fantastic writing style which was light and heartwarming." - To Be Read
"My favorite part about this book was the character development that Gigi goes through!It was amazing to see that happening! Beth Merlin's writing is also really great with the way she combines character growth, romance, humor and drama." - Fire and Ice Book Reviews
"I love the way Beth Merlin never quite tells it all so I kept wondering when I would find out more."
- Buried Under Books
"Beth Merlin transports us to summer. The smell of campfire, the taste of gooey s'mores on your lips. The feel of the sun and the dampness of a rainy wood. It was everything I imagined summer camp to be. It's meant to be about self discovery so when the main character Gigi decides she needs an escape what we really find is that she discovers who she is. The relationships she builds and the emotions she comes to terms with really highlight the fun and the mistakes she made along the way.... I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2!" - Best of Jess
"While a lot of the other "beach read" romances I've read as of late fall firmly in the "formulaic and predictable" category, One S'More Summer is one of those rare finds that is a delightful departure... I'm honestly quite impressed it came from a first time author, Beth Merlin." - Only True Magic
"What I thought was going to be another summer romance story turned out to be so much more..." - Mama's Dirty Little Reads
"This was an extremely sweet story, perfect for a summer read!...I'm excited to see this is a series, as I'm looking forward to seeing where Perry and Gigi's story might go next." - Lisa Loves Literature