The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland
Pub. Date: May 10, 2012
Goodreads says, "Elizabeth Margaret—better known as Em—has always known what life would contain: an internship at her father’s firm, a degree from Harvard and a career as a lawyer. The only problem is that it’s not what she wants. When she gets the opportunity to get away from it all and spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance. While there, Em pursues her secret dream of being a chef, and she also learns that her family has kept some significant secrets from her, too. And then there’s Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can’t resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels she is living on her own terms for the first time."
*This book is so me. I am already imagining reading it with the sand beneath my toes, the ocean waves crashing in the background, and the summer sun on my face. *Sigh* Is this the perfect beach read or what?