Summer Nights by Susan Mallery
- ISBN-13: 9780373776870
- Publisher: Harlequin
- Publication date: 6/26/2012
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
- Pages: 384
- Series: Fool’s Gold Series , #8
- Source: NetGalley
Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he’s determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher’s wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.
Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can’t understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool’s Gold festival. And maybe while he’s at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too — some lessons, a girl shouldn’t learn from reading a book!
I have enjoyed the Fool’s Gold Series for awhile now and was looking forward to finding out Shane’s story. I loved the opening scene to this book – Shane walking into a bar to find a girl on the bar – he immediately labels her as trouble. Little does he know that this woman will quickly turn his world upside down. I was immediately drawn to Annabelle, the local librarian and all around good girl, who doesn’t seem to know what she has to offer. Shane get offered up to teach Annabelle how to ride as she is putting on a special performance to raise money for a bookmobile for the library.
This was an all around fun love story. There are visits with previous main characters and just an all around good feeling book. I like that Susan Mallery is able to keep the flow of a series going but still have unique stories for each of the set of characters. What I really enjoyed about this book was the return of Annabelle ex-husband, well not so ex, and how they both handle the situation.
Sure this is a HEA book and to a point I wish that there had been a little bit more conflict. Everything works out just perfect, almost too perfect. That is totally a personal opinion and despite it I still really enjoyed the book.
4 Penguins, an easy going fun read. Great for the summer time 🙂