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.
Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite times, and this year was no exception! The Indy 500, The Monaco Grand Prix, BBQ’s, Beer, Wine and a chance to curl up with a good book! To say I was excited for the chance to slip back into Fool’s Gold is an understatement!
Susan Mallery’s writing truly is like an old friend. The world she has created in the fictional California town of Fool’s Gold can only be described as warm and welcoming! In describing it to friends who are new to Susan’s writing I often compare it to the bar at Cheer’s – simply because it’s one of those places where everyone feels welcomes and at home. I’ve had several bookish friends mention that Fool’s Gold is the fictional town they’d most like to live in, and I really have to agree!
As I’ve come to expect, the characters in this book do not disappoint! Summer Days is Heidi’s story, which I have been waiting for since the girl with the goats was first introduced last summer! Her story with Rafe Stryker and his mother, May was a bit far fetched for what I’ve come to expect from Susan Mallery, but I can definitely overlook the land battle because of the amazing romance between Rafe and Heidi!! And of course, all of our favorite Fool’s Gold residents make their regular cameos. I have to say that I absolutely love how Susan Mallery works these former friends into the story without too much backstory being spilled – which is one of the things I really grow tired of with series like this. But there is none of that in the Fool’s Gold books.
As I said, I absolutely adore Fool’s Gold and Summer Days did not let me down! I regularly recommend this series to my friends looking for a good, quick pick-me-up book! It’s so easy to get lost in these books, and they are the perfect summer read!
Be sure to check out my Q&A with Susan Mallery!