Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Nights by Susan Mallery: Review

Summer Nights (Fools Gold 8)
By Susan Mallery
Publication date June 26th 2012 by Harliquin
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's newest Fool's Gold story proves that wild hearts cannot be tamed... 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!

Darkfallen's thoughts:
I'm not usually the cowboy type but this book is definitely making me re-think that...

Annabelle is done conforming to what men want her to be. Never again after her failed marriage. So she moves to the small town of Fools Gold to start her life over working as a librarian at the local library. She's not usually what you would consider a wild girl, in fact she might even be considered boring by most people, but that's not the impression Shane gets when he sees her dancing on a bar. After Shane's divorce he's decided he is done with the wild and carefree girls that remind him on his ex. He's ready for simple, boring, and uncomplicated, which is why he knows that fiery red head dancing on the bar isn't for him. But then why can't he stop thinking about her?

I absolutely loved this book! Annabelle is an all around awesome person. She'll make you laugh, she'll make you cry. She's just one of those people that you can't help but like right away. And the way she handles Shane and all his trust issues is so relatable you'll find yourself getting lost in this story. Then of course there is is he beyond swoon worthy! I'm not even the type to fall for a cowboy but I would take him home with me in a heartbeat. He's funny, sexy, polite, and perfect in his faults. The chemistry between these two was perfect, and at time very, very HOT!

This is my first book by Susan Mallery and you better believe I will be reading more. So if your looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and fan yourself then this is the story for you.



  1. This is one of my favorite series! Actually, I've yet to read a Mallery book I didn't like.
    This one was fun & steamy. Can't help but find Khatar absolutely wonderful, as well!

  2. I haven't read this series. Loved your review.

  3. Meg this is the first book I've read in the series and it was sooooo good!

  4. Susan's books are like chocolate. You can never get enough and ALWAYS amazing!!! :) Summer Nights was no different. Can not wait for All Summer Long!!
    Rah, Rah, Yee-Haw

  5. 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 that she cares so much about. I don't want to give away anything. There was so many twists & turns in this book! I love that so much. There is 1 thing that I absolutely love a lot, but I can not say. My daughter is disabled & she takes horseback riding lessons. Summer Nights is my favorite book in the entire Fool's Gold series! I give 5 stars! Way to go Susan Mallery!!

    1. Since July, I am reading All Summer Long right now & I am loving it!! This is a great series!

    2. 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!! I am reading All Summer Long right now & I am loving it!!

  6. Great review. I loved Annabelle and Shane's story. Susan did a great job! I enjoy going back to Fools Gold with each book. :)