Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.
Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can't understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool's Gold festival. And maybe while he's at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too—some lessons, a girl shouldn't learn from reading a book!
Mallery (Summer Days) is an unabashed escapist, and her cozy California town of Fool's Gold has never heard of a state budget crisis. It offers every possible service, including in-vitro fertilization, at prices all can afford; women occupy most positions of power; and the only bad guys come from out of town. Annabelle Weiss is a bombshell librarian who moved to Fool's Gold to escape her marriage to a pompous jerk. Shane Stryker is a local cowboy made good who's also divorced, but unlike Annabelle, he's willing to try again with someone nice, safe, and boring. Annabelle, who likes to dance on bars, doesn't fit the bill. But he also can't stop thinking about her, and when she shows up at his thoroughbred ranch (where an Arabian stallion improbably roams free) to ask for riding lessons, Shane goes along for the gallop. There's a little fun, a little sizzle, and a whole lot of homespun charm.
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Summer Nights is a Must Read!!
Summer Nights is a Great Summer read!! I love that Annabelle wanted to learn how to ride a horse for her fundraiser for her bookmobile. I loved that there was so many twists & turns! There was 1 part that I loved that Annabelle & the Mayor had a part in with Shane, but I am not going to say anything about. It is my favorite part of the entire part. My daughter is disabled & she takes horseback riding lessons. Summer Nights is my favorite book in the Fool's Gold series!! Way to go Susan Mallery!! I absolutely love this book! It touched my heart a lot!! 5 stars!!