Review: The Pool Boy by Madison Faye (Boys of Summer #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Ardent PRose.

Sometimes, you just need that quick read to spice things up--something to snap you out of your funk, so to speak. Well, Madison Faye's latest quickie was exactly what the doctor ordered, and since it seems to be the first in a new series, I'm happy to say that things have gotten off to a scorchingly fabulous start. We've got ourselves an age-gap romance, with an older woman who's achieved success in her professional life but not so much in her personal one, and a younger man whose teenage fantasies are about to come to life, and all it takes is less than an hour to fully enjoy The Pool Boy.

Thirty-year-old Layla Hughes has just sold her highly successful lingerie company for millions and has left behind the hustle and bustle of New York for her barely lived-in home in California. She's divorced her cheater of a husband and wants nothing more than to enjoy the sun and solitude over the summer while figuring out what's in store for her in her life's next chapter. She doesn't expect, however, for a life changer to come in the form of her next door neighbor. Twenty-one-year-old Mason Dunn has gone from the cute teenager she met when she moved in to the hot computer genius home from college. He may be cleaning her pool, but will she let him dirty her up?

I found this novella to be highly entertaining and wickedly distracting, which was exactly what I'd needed when I decided to start reading it. Layla and Mason were two people who were trying to figure out where the next phase of their individual lives would lead them, and they'd never quite expected that it would be towards each other. There's a bit of drama from Layla's ex-husband and Mason's parents, but otherwise, this was a light and easy read with tons of heat. 4.5 stars for The Pool Boy.

Release Date: 20 July 2020

Date Read: 19 July 2020

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