*I received a free copy of A Buckhorn Summer from Harlequin via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster
Series: Buckhorn Brothers #8
Published by Harlequin on 2 June 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Lisa Sommerville’s wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.
Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together…
Sweet, hot, enticing, funny… A Buckhorn Summer is all that and more! On top of that – this little book actually has two stories inside! The second story is Back to Buckhorn, which I really enjoyed as well.
My A Buckhorn Summer review:
A one-night-stand that shows up in her home-town throws Lisa for a loop! But Gray is on that very same loop, wondering how fate has brought them back together again. Needing a summer away, Lisa goes home to re-evaluate her life, her job, her choices. And ever since that one night spent with a stranger, she can’t get him out of her mind. A Buckhorn Summer shows that sometimes, fate is definitely working for love! Both Gray and Lisa have had some tough choices to make, so meeting again seems like a god-send. A quick, hot read, A Buckhorn Summer is exactly my kind of romance – enough character development to keep me interested, and both romance and humor abounds. With her intervening family, I can totally understand why Lisa was a little hesitant when she thought giving her and Gray a chance might just be a good idea.
Getting to know each other while also trying to keep their budding relationship under wraps wasn’t exactly easy, and it became even more difficult when Gray discovered a stray dog in his shop, a stray dog who was almost strangled by a rope, attached to which was a threatening note. While A Buckhorn Summer is a short read, it’s definitely a good one! Perfect romance for a few hot hours at the beach or by the pool, it has everything needed to make a reader like me happy.
Written in third person past tense, I got a good feel for both Lisa and Gray, as well as her noisy and nosy family 🙂
Some of my favorite A Buckhorn Summer quotes:
Heading for the snacks, she turned, took two steps – and gasped. So did the man standing in front of her. The big, sinfully gorgeous man. The man with the amazing bod and killer smile and devour-y0u sex drive. The man from a month ago. Her… fantasy.
Gray narrowed his eyes, but the vision didn’t change. Big brown eyes locked on his. Those sweet, lush lips parted. Color filled her cheeks. It was her, but an all-new version of her. A softer, sexier version, though how that was possible, he didn’t know, because every night for a freaking month he’d remembered her as so damned sexy, he felt obsessed.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: