“Just a Mоnumеntаl Summer” has its fair share of love, heartbreak and growth. When you have one gorgeous woman, multiple handsome men vying for attention and a perfect summer environment, there is bound to be conflict, romances, drama and changes like in an endeared reality TV show- of course, that is if the show revolves around sarcastic quips, intelligence conversations and comical observations.
Mona is a model looking twenties something, used to getting what she wants based off her striking beauty, high intelligence and calculating personality. Having an illicit relationship with a powerful married man, she decides to escape her love affair temporarily by signing herself up for a summer job. Mona ends up landing a picturesque position at a seaside resort. After arriving at her new job for the time being, Mona finds herself drawn to that new rebellious youth vibe– musicians, free-thinkers, high-spirited people — who seem to offer her a life carefree of rules, worries and obligations.
Readers have a front row seat on exploring the rock star romance between Alin and Mona, who start from innocent ice breakers to reflective listening and having their souls slowly intertwine; however, it was solely a momentary fix to a permanent problem. No matter how many love songs Alin makes for Mona, and no matter how many times she reciprocates flirtatious advances, Mona’s impatience and internal struggle overshadows her true desire of love, partner protection and happiness.
Just a Monumental Summer won’t be the cliché summer rollercoaster; instead, it processes like a carnival’s Ferris wheel. Though Mona’s conditions aren’t a reality to most nations today, any reader can relate to her persona with a reality show like lens, along with other characters in the novel with illicit romances, love affairs, betrayal and tests of the human psyche. Romance, comedy and drama intertwine to give the novel a personal touch, drawing all types of audiences in for this fiction.
Just a Monumental Summer also includes alternating narratives, journal entries, and an atmosphere where Romania is on the brink of revolution; furthermore, this is the opening book of a trilogy. The next novel will continue Mona’s rollercoaster life during the Revolution, with the third book finishing the series by observing Mona’s life as it transitions to a powerful capitalistic country.
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