All Summer Long by Susan Mallery
Reviewed by Cassandra, Collection Management Library
I’ve been waiting for the story of tomboy firefighter Charlie for a while in the Fools Gold series. I almost gave up on the series after one or two that were fairly blah. However, Charlie’s story gave me faith in the series again! Charlie’s superstar ballerina mother left her with trust issues and a low self esteem. Charlie has combated these issues by distancing herself from her mother and becoming a strong, capable woman. Unfortunately, in walks her estranged mother looking for a relationship. Fortunately, the 3rd Stryker brother, ex-underwear model Clay Stryker, strolls into Fools Gold to start a new business venture and acts as Charlie’s ally and unexpected temptation. I loved this story because of Charlie’s resilience, her mother’s super nasty attitude followed by a heartfelt turn-around and sexy Clay’s desire to be taken seriously as a businessman. A very nice addition to the series!