Romance Review: All Summer Long by Susan Mallery

All Summer Long (Fool's Gold, #9)

Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he’ll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool’s Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he’s frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous…assets.Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family—yet she can’t move toward the future while she’s haunted by painful memories.
Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

Title: All Summer Long
Author: Susan Mallery
Series: Fool’s Gold
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373776942
Genre: Romance
Release date: July 31st 2012
Number of pages: 384

Another great book in this series, but I still hold a soft spot for Pia and Raul. But this book was a little different because we have also a mother-daughter relationship. If you follow this series this is Charlie book and we all knew she was going to be a difficult one, because of her past and her issues with men. But Clay was a great guy and I didn’t expected him to be so good with emotions and helping Charlie.

So I had my fears with this book, because it sounded like the most dramatic for me, but Clay made things so easy and I liked seeing him with the rest of his family, I always thought they were a little estranged, but they have a very normal relationship and it’s nice seeing them all together. Charlie also has to deal with family, but her mother is a mystery to me, because who treats her daughter like that? I was not in her side, but learned to accepted her.

These two together and fabulous and I loved this couple, but this book didn’t got a five star because of Charlie’s mother. Sorry, but I can’t forgive her that easily. Clay was supper nice and Charlie is very different but also different.


Series in Order

#1 – Chasing Perfect
#2 – Almost Perfect
#2.5 – Sister of the Bride
#3 – Finding Perfect

#4 – Only Mine
#5 – Only Yours

#6 – Only His
#6.1 – Only Us
#6.2 – Almost Summer
#7 – Summer Days

#8 – Summer Nights
#9 – All Summer Long
#9.5 – A Fool Gold’s Christmas
#9.75 – Halfway There
#10 – Just One Kiss
#11 – Two Of a Kind
#12 – Three Little Words
#12.1 – Fool’s Gold Cookbook
#12.5 – Christmas on 4th Street

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Top Off Tuesday #78


What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon!  Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.

New Year and I decided to continue with my harlequin books. I think they deserve to be exposed, now look if those abs could ever be hidden.

The Soldier (Uniformly Hot, #7) (Harlequin Blaze, #481)

Subject: Adam McPherson, Special Forces.Current Status: Out of commission…for now
Mission: Return to battle.
Obstacle: Winnie Templeman. She won’t take no for an answer
Adam is Uncle Sam’s man. Yet even his strict military discipline is no match for Winnie’s charms
A horrific roadside bomb sent Adam home injured–and haunted. Feisty Winnie, however, has her own plan of attack. Her nonregulation method of sexual healing is guaranteed to get him back on his feet.
But being flat on his back in Winnie’s bed might be the best remedy of all….

Bout of Books Wrap Up


Bout of BooksThe Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I had a crazy week, but managed to read a few books. I wasn’t really good at reviewing those books, but accomplished my goals. This was definitely a Fool’s Gold marathon for me and I had a blast meeting all those new peeps. Can’t wait for the next BoB and lets start scheduling some reviews.

I finished 5 books and 3 novellas. Yay me!!

Books Read

The Shadow of Mudflap (Foxtrot Team, #1) Bonds of Desire (Wicked Play, #3) Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) All Summer Long (Fool's Gold, #9) A Fool's Gold Christmas (Fool's Gold #9.5) Halfway There (Fool's Gold #9.75) Cake Just One Kiss  (Fool's Gold #10)