"there's love in the air in Fool's Gold"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted June 22, 2012
Rafe Stryker's return to Fool's Gold was to say the least
an unwelcome trips into a past best left in the past. But
his mother May had summoned him and knowing she needed his
help was reason enough to venture back to this small town
with little to speak for it -- according to Rafe.
Heidi Simpson was determined to minimize the damage done by
her endearing grandfather Glen. Glen needed money to help a
friend and sold part of the ranch to May -- problem was Glen
didn't own the ranch -- Heidi did -- or more accurately the
May had a lot more than money vested in her pursuit
of this ranch. Her children spent most of their childhood
there while she worked for the owner who promised to leave
it to her. Needless to say that was an empty promise which
left May and her brood living hand to mouth depending
greatly on the graciousness of the people of Fool's Gold.
Rafe became the man of the house and now once again he has
to do damage control.
Heidi is just as determined to save her grandfather who is
facing jail time. What neither counted on was the budding
relationship between May and Glen.
The ranch was Heidi's dream of finally having a home. All
parties with the exception of Rafe were convinced they
could work out a mutually satisfying agreement which made
Rafe absolutely crazy. He was somewhat used to getting his
mother out of situations but this one had all the earmarks
of the mother of them all. Everyone seemed to think he was
the bad guy and his attorney kept reminding him of his
practice of signing his mother's papers without really
paying attention to what he was signing.
So the race was on. Rafe was going after ownership of the
ranch for his mother. Heidi was working around the clock
with her goats and organic products trying to figure out a
way to settle the debt. Glen was being his affable self and
May was organizing all kinds of home improvement projects
even though she wasn't assured of the outcome. But the one
most unsettled by all this was Rafe. He was planning on
staying at the ranch until all was settled. But the more
time there the more he was reminded of the good times. He
found he liked working at the ranch and the feeling of
accomplishment. Most of all he found himself quite
attracted to this goat girl.
SUMMER DAYS is the first of three delightful stories about
trusting your heart
and listening less to your head. Smart people tend to
justify their feelings or lack of them with very detailed
reasons which usually works to keep them from being
vulnerable -- a state they adamantly avoid. Vulnerability
equals weakness. True Mallery magic weaving a wonderful
tale about giving up control and finding love where you
least expect it.
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.
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.
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1 comment posted.
Re: there's love in the air in Fool's Gold
Great review. Summer Days was a great read and I totally recommend it and the entire Fools Gold series to anyone who hasn't read Susan's books yet.
(Stephanie G 4:42am July 28, 2012)
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