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Summer Days by Susan Mallery

October 27th, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Summer Days by Susan Mallery

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: May 29, 2012

Publisher: HQN

Series: Fool’s Gold #7

Rating: ★★★½☆

Summary from Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to-the Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could’ve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he’s finding Heidi-and life as a cowboy-much more compelling than he wants to admit. 

For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she’s always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won’t give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less…wholesome. 

As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they’ll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.

This is another great book in the Fool’s Gold series though I will openly state that you need to suspend your belief in reality for the duration of the story.  For instance, it is hard to believe that there would be a way for Heidi’s grandfather to sell Heidi’s property to Rafe’s mom, May, unless they used some sort of crack pot realtors.  Still once you move past that this book was both funny and romantic read.

I love Rafe because he puts forth this cutthroat businessman facade but he is such a softie who can’t deny his mother anything.  I just had to laugh as he watched his mother purchase zebras, sheep and even an elephant with just a shake of the head because it makes his mother happy.

Heidi is so naive and yet determined to make a home in Fool’s Gold you have to love her.  Her grandfather on the other hand was harder for me to accept.  I found his lack of remorse over actions that could cost Heidi her home, land and business to be heartless even for someone who supposedly is impulsive and meant only to help a friend.  Even his pursing May romantically is so rash and insensitive to the position it puts Heidi in was horrible even if he felt like May was “the one”.

Like I mention above most of the story has no basis in reality but I still enjoyed seeing Heidi and Rafe get closer and eventually fall in love.  My favorite part of the book was meeting Rafe’s siblings and I assume they each have their own stories which I can’t wait to get to.

While not one of my favorite Fool’s Gold books so far this was still a fun read.

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