Author: Susan Mallery
Series: Book Seven in the Fool's Gold Series
Published By: HQN Books (May 29, 2012)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
Let me start off by saying that I love Mallery's work. Her books are so heartwarming and the characters are compeltely memorable and real.
Some of my favorite books by her are from the Fool's Gold series, I just love the town and the people and the whole atmosphere.
Thankfully this one was just as good as some of her others in the series and did not disappoint at all.
Heidi was feisty and such a fun character. I really liked her. She was sweet and caring and fierce in her devotion.
Rafe was actually pretty great too, maybe not one of my favorites but I did love his loyalty to those he loved and the devotion and love he had for his mom. And when he did love, it was pretty great.
I have to say though that this book might have been stolen away by some of the secondary characters. Charlie was her fabulous self and Shane was pretty fantastic too. Annabelle, the mayor. Okay, really the whole town. I love seeing the characters from previous books and getting small glimpses into their lives. It is like being able to visit an old friend and catch up with them.
If you haven't tried any of Mallery's book you really need to. They are perfect for the summer. Sweet, heartwarming, real and just, well, all kinds of wonderful.