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.
Oh, how I adore Fool’s Gold! Summer Days is a new direction in the Fool’s Gold series. This book is #7 in the series and takes on a character that we had only just met in the last book. Heidi is sweet and innocent in her own way and just wants to have a home to call her own and when her grandfather sells her land a big court battle takes place and that brings in Rafe to protect his mom from the “thief” who took her money and won’t give her the land. Rafe grew up in Fool’s Gold and is not happy to be back.
I really enjoyed these characters Rafe is what I would describe as a diamond in the rough. He has a heart of gold but doesn’t want anyone to see it. And Heidi is just an “every woman” type of girl, she is not gorgeous, she has simple taste, she is hardworking and wants to be loved.
As with all of the Fool’s Gold series (and the rest of Mallery’s books) I loved this story. It had me laughing and it had me shedding a tear for Heidi. I, however, was sad that more of the town was not mentioned in this book since that is what makes Fool’s Gold what it is but loved the story so much that I could see past that.
Usually with this series I say that, yes, the book can stand alone but it is best to read the whole series from the start and, yes, I will be saying that again but this one really can stand alone better than most. With it being the start of a new cowboy series (Stryker brothers) you really can read it alone and get to know Fool’s Gold. But be warned once you visit Fool’s Gold you will return again and again.
REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly