The Internship of Pippa Darling

The Summer Abroad Series, Book 1

Romance - Contemporary
290 Pages
Reviewed on 08/22/2018
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Author Biography

Gemma McKay is a hopeful romantic, who's always had her head in the clouds. When she's not visiting faraway places, she's dreaming of them. One of her favorites is—you guessed it—Ireland! She's got a bucket list a mile long of spots she'd love to visit. Until then, her books will have to suffice.

Her first book, The Internship of Pippa Darling, is a 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Romance. The Education of Uma Gallagher, the second book in her summer abroad series, releases in Fall of 2018. Gemma writes young adult books under the pseudonym, Stephanie Keyes.

Gemma is also an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA, where she lives with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

The Internship of Pippa Darling: The Summer Abroad Series, Book 1 is my first Gemma McKay novel and most definitely not my last one! The fact that this takes place in Ireland was enough to hook me alone. But, once I sat down and opened the book, it quickly became a book with characters that stole my heart and kept me hooked to the very end. What can I say about Pippa Darling? She is developed very well. Her character is chiseled beautifully. She's captivating and witty. I loved feeling her emotions like they were my own. Watching her interact with Finn and seeing the sparks that literally flew from the pages as I read was such fun.

Finn Burke's character? Deliciously yummy! I mean, seriously? Gemma McKay did a phenomenal job at creating him. He's hot AND Irish. What girl wouldn't want him? Not to mention he's an author? When he was around Pippa, not only could I feel her emotions, his emotions jumped out and enveloped me. I was cheering for him from the beginning! From start to finish, this New Adult book will leave you spinning from the sizzle and panting with desire for the brooding Irishman. Gemma McKay has a true talent for writing and I highly recommend this book with 5 stars. Each turn of the page brought something different, and I found myself sometimes laughing out loud; other times, I wanted to crawl into the book and follow these beautiful characters to the end of their story. The Internship of Pippa Darling will leave you ready for more hot Irishmen and lots of laughs.