One of Amazon's Best Romances of June ∙ A Real Simple Must-Read of Summer 2023 ∙ A Book Riot Best Romance Book of Summer 2023 ∙ A Buzzfeed Romance Book To Look Out For In 2023 ∙ A Paste Magazine Most Anticipated Contemporary Romance Book of 2023
When a divorced woman attends a sleepaway camp for adults, she reconnects with a man from her past—only to fall head over heels for his sister instead.
Garland Moore used to believe in magic, the power of optimism, and signs from the universe. Then her husband surprised her with divorce papers over Valentine's Day dinner. Now Garland isn’t sure what to believe anymore, except that she’s clearly never meant to love again. When new friends invite her to spend a week at their reopened sleepaway camp, she and her sister decide it’s an opportunity to enjoy the kind of summer getaway they never had as kids. If Garland still believed in signs, this would sure seem like one. Summer camp is a chance to let go of her past and start fresh.
Nestled into the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Carl Cove provides the exact escape Garland always dreamed of, until she runs into Mason—the man she had a premonition about after one brief meeting years ago. No matter how she tries to run, the universe appears determined to bring love back into Garland’s life. She even ends up rooming with Mason’s sister Stevie, a vibrant former park ranger who is as charming as she is competitive. The more time Garland spends with Stevie, the more the signs confuse her. The stars are aligning in a way Garland never could have predicted.
Amid camp tournaments and moonlit dances, Garland continues to be pulled toward the beautiful blonde outdoorswoman who makes her laugh and swoon. Summer camp doesn’t last forever, but if Garland can learn to trust her heart, the love she finds there just might.
About the Author
Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles, California, but hails from Oak Forest, Illinois. When she is not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics or headlining concerts in her living room.
“Shimmering with sun-soaked magic, That Summer Feeling has everything I love about a summer romance—swoons, humor, and that irrepressible hope that a great love is not only possible, but inevitable.”—Ashley Herring Blake, USA Today bestselling author of Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail
"A celebratory ray of sunshine... I loved this world of big accomplishments, found family, and dizzyingly fierce love."—Amy Spalding, author of For Her Consideration
"At times achingly sweet, and at others delightfully steamy, this friends-to-lovers journey had me hooked from the first page. Summer camp has never been this sexy."—Erin La Rosa, author of For Butter or Worse
"That Summer Feeling is utterly transportive, dropping you into an endless summer of warmth, hijinks, and love. Garland and Stevie’s journey together is equally as funny as romantic, as surprising as it is inevitable. This magical book had me wanting to sign up for summer camp the second I started reading.”—Carlyn Greenwald, author of Sizzle Reel
"If you’re looking for a lighthearted, sapphic romance with an adult summer camp setting and a touch of the found family trope, then That Summer Feeling will make you long for summer!"—The Nerd Daily
“Bridget Morrissey’s latest leans completely into the sleepaway camp angle, answering a question I bet a number of us have wondered: If I returned to this adolescent time of possibility as an adult, could it show me a new path in life?”—Paste Magazine
“A pitch perfect “I divorced a man now what” novel that’s equal parts a journey of self-discovery and a swoony gay love story.”—Electric Literature
Praise for the novels of Bridget Morrissey
“It’s impossible not to fall for Dee and Ben while they fall for each other on the journey of a lifetime, told with heart-wrenching emotional insight, undeniable passion and laugh-out-loud humor on every single page. A Thousand Miles is an instant favorite.”—Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft
“An oh-so-sweet romantic comedy that tugs on all the right heartstrings. I adored it.”―Kate Spencer, author of In a New York Minute, on A Thousand Miles
“Morrissey’s dual-POV romance is full of sarcastic banter and lovable characters, but she also explores the delicate complexity of identity, loss, and reconciliation. It’s a delightful, engaging gem of a read.”–BuzzFeed, on A Thousand Miles
“An endearing and entertaining read, Love Scenes is the romance all lovers of Hollywood need.”―Shondaland on Love Scenes
“Morrissey’s sarcastically humorous voice shines in her debut contemporary romance and her characters (including Sloane’s big, beautiful family) will absolutely charm the pants off you.”―BuzzFeed on Love Scenes
“Real, raw, and immensely tender, Love Scenes is a book about second chances: in love, in work, in family. Bridget Morrissey writes with the kind of effortless warmth and complexity that elevates characters to real people you know and love, with quirks and flaws you understand.”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read on Love Scenes
“Love Scenes is pure joy from start to finish. With Hollywood antics, a simmering slow-burn romance, and a tremendous amount of humor and heart, this book makes even its most famous characters feel like friends. A love letter to the messy, wild, wonderful families who make us who we are.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Ex Talk on Love Scenes
“Love Scenes is an enemies to lovers story set against a Hollywood backdrop, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the messy love of a complicated blended family. It’s the ugly parts of Hollywood, not just the glitz and glamor. It’s a heroine fighting to be her own person despite what the gossip sites and a songwriting ex-boyfriend says. It’s an earnest, swoonworthy hero doing his best to be a good man, despite his past. Bridget Morrissey has a voice that leaps off the page and invites you to join her for a page-turning good time. Good luck putting this one down!”—Jen DeLuca, USA Today bestselling author ofWell Played on Love Scenes