All Summer Long by Susan Mallery
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Date Read: September 2012
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
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 familyyet 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?
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Series: Fool's Gold #9
Also by this author: A Fool's Gold Christmas, Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, Three Little Words, Christmas on 4th Street br> br>
Also in this series: A Fool's Gold Christmas, Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, Three Little Words, Christmas on 4th Street
Listened for Review
Overall Rating 4.50
Character Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.50
Audio Rating 3.75 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: All Summer Long is going down as one of my favorite in the Fool’s Gold series. I really connected with Charlie and Clay!
What I thought of Story: All Summer Long is the story that I have been waiting for and is probably my favorite in the Fool’s Gold series. I adored pretty much everything about it from beginning to end. Everyone has their favorite couples and this one is mine!
What I thought of the Characters: You can pretty much guess that I love Charlie and Clay. I was a little worried that Clay wouldn’t be good enough for Charlie but in the end, he won me over. I was a little mad at him during the last 1/4 of the book but he made me smile in the end.
What I thought of the Audio: I thought All Summer Long was a pretty good audiobook. The voices for the men were a little too feminine for me but overall the pacing, narration, and voices for the women characters was spot on.
Final Thoughts: Fans of the Fool’s Gold series will not want to miss All Summer Long.
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