The cover does reflect summer which is when this book is set. There is a definite curiosity building up with the first few paragraphs although this takes awhile to kick in. I did feel that this isn't going to be a lighthearted beach read although the tone of the story seems more of a comedy rather than a tragedy. I dread thinking that this is going to be one of those stories that Ruthie starts regretting a lot of life decisions and maybe losing more than just her house but also her family. I usually avoid those types of story lines mainly because I don't really see any form of redemption in the end. The characters of Ruthie and Mike however, inspire curiosity on how they ended up not together and are they getting back together at all. I would probably still be interested enough to read and finish the book because of that.