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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Made the Grade: Fool’s Gold Series, Book 8

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Hardcover - Pages: 378; Paperback - Pages: 378; Kindle Edition - File Size: 527 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: June 19, 2012 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Summer Nights" [Fool’s Gold Series, Book 8] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Shane has recently moved to Fool's Gold in hopes of settling his horses in his mother's barn and building his home and his own stables on the neighboring property. What he gets instead is a whole menagerie of his mother's rescued animals to take care of, a well-meaning town that change up his life in ways he never expected or originally wanted, and a small redheaded librarian who has the making of a bad girl that Shane could get lost in. Everything but Annabelle, the librarian, Shane believes he can deal with, but if it was his choice, he wouldn't get close to Annabelle at all, as she seems too much like his ex-wife.

Annabelle will do whatever she can to prove him wrong and become his friend. However, will she loose her heart to the gruff cowboy in the process?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this novel is humorous while keeping up with all of the typical antics that run around Fool's Gold! Annabelle and Shane are both dealing with their pasts throughout this novel but along the way, they end up losing their hearts to each other too. I really liked reading about the build up to "All Summer Long" while getting to read more about the Stryker brothers!!

I wish I could give this novel a higher ranking because of all of the humorous things that go on and because I enjoyed the characters. However, the plot was too drawn-out for me to thoroughly enjoy. Also, I wasn't happy with how redundant Shane was, when it came to his belief that Annabelle was just like his ex-wife, even though she wasn't anything like her.

With that being said, I still recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys the Fool's Gold series!! It's always fun to catch up on the town! =0)

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : May 2012

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : The Appeal of Romance - June 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6 | E-novella 2 | Book 7

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby | Barefoot Season

Author's Series Extras : Fool's Gold Magazines | About Fool's Gold | Fool's Gold News | Meet the main characters from the Fool's Gold Series

Author Book/Series Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
"That was a one-time thing," she said primly. "We won't be having sex again. We've come to an understanding. We're friends."
"Keep saying it," Charlie told her. "One day it might be true."
Annabelle glanced around to make sure no one was sitting too close, then leaned toward her friends and lowered her voice. "I have to admit, I do like him a lot. Maybe more than a lot. We want different things though and he doesn't trust me."
"Why doesn't he trust you?" Charlie asked. "You didn't do anything wrong."
"It's his ex," Heidi explained. "I never met her, but I heard stories from Rafe. Apparently she's a real byotch."
Charlie snorted. "You did not just say that. Seriously?"
"I'm hip," Heidi said with a sniff. "Is that the right word?"
Annabelle grinned. ~ within Chapter 10
"You're perfectly safe. You're not going to fall."
"Easy for you to say," she told Shane. "You're standing on the ground. I know. We'll trade. You sit up here while Khatar stands on his back feet and I'll watch. Then I for sure won't fall."
Shane turned away, but not before she saw him smile.
"You think this is funny?" she demanded. "It's not. Nothing about you trying to kill me is funny." ~ within Chapter 12
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Susan, then please check out her website. To find out more about the town of Fools Gold then click here.

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