4 it’s better than ice cream stars!!
When they’re running the animal-rescue farm they inherited from their grandparents, Autumn and Ember Somerset are perfectly in sync. At all other times, not so much. Dependable Autumn would rather curl up with a good book than paint the town red with Ember. After the disaster that was Autumn’s last relationship, it’s pure self-protection. But when her high school crush comes back to town with his adorable young daughter, igniting memories best left forgotten, there’s only one person Autumn can turn to…
Beneath Ember’s free-spirited facade is a layer of deep hurt. She’ll gladly nudge Autumn toward a second chance. But risk her own heart? Not likely. The closer Autumn gets to her own happily-ever-after, the more Ember wonders what she might be missing—and if it isn’t her time to be bold, too.
Summer in Sunset, Kentucky, means long, hot days—and sometimes surprising new beginnings. Through it all, the ties of sisterhood will be there, guiding Autumn and Ember to the lives, and loves, they need…
This book is what Lori Foster excels at, family, friendships, and new beginnings. I love how we get both sisters POV’s in this book. Family is a big integral part of this book, not only for the sisters but with Tash and his daughter too. The bonds between everyone in this book and how she interweaves it into something so tight it can’t be unwound is amazing.
Autumn is so independent as a character; she doesn’t really rely on anyone but herself. This trait is good and bad, she feels she can’t trust anyone to do as good a job as her, which will run her down eventually. It was so sweet to see her naturally bond with Sadie, and then how patient she was. Autumn is a naturally kind woman but to see it with a child is even more revealing. Autumns bond with her sister also revealed another side to her, she can be kind but give a dose of reality when needed. Seeing that she had insecurities made her more relatable.
Ember on the other hand was to be the free-spirited sister the one to let loose and not have any problems. However, everyone knows what that means, that Ember is the one with the most problems to hide. She has a hard time communicating her feelings for a special someone and he doesn’t seem to get what she wants from him. Her soft side is shown with the animals, and its oh so sweet. I really enjoyed that Ember was the builder in the family, she didn’t mind getting her hands dirty.
I adored Tash and Mike; they were the perfect backup for these two incredibly strong women. They didn’t need rescued, they wanted partners and they found them. Of course, nothing worth having is ever easy, Tash has a daughter, and Mike has a secret past. Whenever either girl has a problem and both men group together to take on the challenge those parts made me smile. I also loved that both big men would melt and do anything for one tiny girl.
I really enjoyed all of this book and would recommend it to anyone who would like some women’s fiction with some slow burn romance added in. I received my copy in lieu of any honest review from HQN, Net Galley, and Lori Foster.
About the Author…
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/