The Summer of ’98 Tour – Review

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About the Book

Title: Summer of ’98: A QB Bad Boy Novel
Author: Tay Marley
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Distributor: Macmillan
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Teens & YA
Age Range: 12+
Grade Level: 7-9
ISBN Paperback: 978-1989365670
Price: $10.99

Before Drayton and Dallas, there was Ellie and Leroy . . .

With the prequel to her smash hit The QB Bad Boy and Me, rising star Tay Marley returns to tell the story of Drayton’s parents and the summer that changed everything . . .

Sometimes home isn’t a place, it’s a person. From the moment their eyes met, Ellie knew he would be her destiny. Handsome and ripped, there’s just something about Leroy Lehay, Baylor University’s soon-to-be star quarterback, that makes him impossible to resist.

Consumed by a passion neither one of them can quite understand, Leroy and Ellie spend the summer together. Left senseless and overwhelmed by his touch, Ellie experiences a world of desire she could never have imagined.

Safe in Leroy’s arms, Ellie begins to see a life beyond high school: going to college, starting her own business, having a family. But when life-altering news shakes them to their cores, Leroy and Ellie must discover if their passion is enough to help them get through what might possibly be the greatest challenge of their lives.


This book was just too cute! First of, hooray for another book set in the 90s! I’m seriously so happy that they’re having a revival (even though I refuse to believe we ever left the 90s). Secondly this book was just a feel good type of read. You know, it’s one of those ones where you’ll catch yourself smiling because you’re just enjoying the read so much.

But yeah, the relationship in this book was amazing. I’ve been in such a romance type of mood lately that I’m just so happy with how amazing Ellie and Leroy were. And they were a solid couple, you know the type that survives through thick and thin. But overall this was just a heartfelt story that will take your mind off of everything and give you something to just wholly enjoy.

The Summer of ’98 is a prequel in the QB Bad Boy series and I’m going to need to read the other book STAT. I’m kind of happy that I started with this one though because I’m weird and like that I get the back story before the start of the series. But I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves a great contemporary romance!

About the Author

Tay Marley is the author of The QB Bad Boy and Me, the Wattpad sensation that has amassed over 30 million reads and which is now available in print. Tay resides in New Zealand with her husband and three children and can often be found with a cup of coffee watching a Marvel movie, or spending time with family and friends.

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About Wattpad Books

Wattpad Books, a division of Wattpad, is the leader in data-backed publishing. Leveraging billions of daily insights from Wattpad’s global community of 70 million book lovers, Wattpad Books combines the best of art and science, using human expertise and Story DNA Machine Learning technology to identify the trends, voices, and stories that are the future of publishing. By elevating the stories of diverse communities around the world, Wattpad Books is creating new space for writers and fans of every genre.

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*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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