Kimberly’s Review of Summer Days by Susan Mallery

Summer Days
AUTHOR: Susan Mallery

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.

4 Hearts


8 Responses to Kimberly’s Review of Summer Days by Susan Mallery

  1. aurian June 10, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    Great review, I need to start reading this series.

    • Kelly June 10, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      I need too also

  2. Maria D. June 10, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Susan Mallery has become an autobuy author for me….I love the way she develops her characters and how secondary characters are always important too. Good review!

  3. Melissa June 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I love Summer Days. Do you believe in things happen for a reason? If Glen did not do what he did, then he would not have met May. Again, if Glen did not go what he did, then Heidi would not have met Rafe. Rafe & Heidi has a great chemistry together even though they are both stubborn. I feel so bad for Heidi, who finally has a home of her own. Rafe swore he would never go back to Fool’s Gold, but he did it for his mother. I love May. She was something else! If you are looking for a good romance book, then this is it! You won’t be disappointed!

    • Melissa July 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

      Since June, I have also read Summer Nights. It has became my favorite of all of the Fool’s Gold books. Summer Nights is another great summer read. Annabelle is caring, a great friend, & so sweet! I love that Annabelle wanted to learn how to ride a horse for her fundraiser for her bookmobile. There is 1 thing that I absolutely love a lot & it has to do with Shane, but I am not going to give it away. In Summer Nights, we find out more about Heidi & Rafe’s story!!

  4. Michele June 11, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    This was a great book no matter how you break it down. And I agree, this one can stand alone however she left us wanting more by bringing in Shane and Shane was so different from Rafe that you fall in love with him too. This and I’m sure “Summer Nights” and “All Summer Long” are perfect summer reads whether your at the beach, poolside or stuck inside on a rainy day. Hey, it’s #5 on the NY Times Best Seller List so it’s easy to say, millions must agree with us.

  5. Melissa M June 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I Love Susan
    I Love Fool’s Gold
    I Love Summer Days!!!!

    I love this story. Rafe and Heidi are great together. :)

    Thank you Susan for another great book!!!
    Can’t wait for Summer Nights!! June 26th!!

  6. Stephanie G July 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Great review! Summer Days was such a fun story. Made me LOL several times. I loved Heidi and Rafe!

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