Monday, November 30, 2015

Love on a Summer Night by Zoe York

Book Description

Never say never. Especially not to a determined bad boy. 

Zander Minelli is exactly the wrong kind of man. He’s dark, dangerous, and knows far too much about sawed-off shotguns. 

Faith Davidson finds him irresistible. The widowed single mother knows she should dip her toe back in the dating pool with someone solid and dependable. Definitely no tattoos. But every time she looks up, the brooding soldier is watching her, and she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to let herself have a taste… 

Small town summer nights have never been hotter—and one transplanted city-girl’s heart has never been more fragile. 

Book 4 in the acclaimed Pine Harbour series! 

Love in a Small Town - Rafe and Olivia 
Love in a Snow Storm - Jake and Dani 
Love on a Spring Morning - Ryan and Holly 
Love on a Summer Night - Zander and Faith

AVAILABLE: November 24, 2015

Love on a Summer Night is the fourth in Zoe York's Pine Harbour series.  Each book can be read as a standalone since it focuses on different couples (which is good since this was the first book I've read by Zoe York).  

Zander Minelli has about 6 months left before he is about to retire from 20 years in the military.  He knows it his time.  He is getting closer and closer to 40 years old and he feels like he SHOULD be putting down roots, but he has been on his own for so long that he doesn't know if he knows how to.  He figures he can make Pine Harbour his home base (after all, all his family is here) and still be able to come and go as he pleases.  But all that wanderlust feelings begin to change when he runs into Faith the night he rode into town.

Single mother Faith Davidson is still putting her life back together for herself and her son, Eric, after her husband died for years ago.  She knows she needs to start to put herself out there and have more of a (adult) social life, but life is easy to avoid when you write fantasy books for a living and the adventurous life took everything from you.  

The minute Faith asks Zander if he knows anything about weapons (for her book), Zander is fascinated with discovering more about Faith.  But he knows he is only on leave for a week, and while he'll be back for a few days here and there, he won't be completely in Pine Harbour for another 6 months.  

Can he convince Faith in that week that he is worth having an adventure with or will he lose the first woman that has ever captivated him, body and soul?      

On a side note...

The one thing that kind of annoyed me with this book was the description of Zander as a "bad boy". Umm.... I NEVER got a "bad boy" vibe from him.  And actually it seems to be a growing description for any book that has a Hero with tattoos.  I don't think having tattoos automatically make someone a "bad boy".  This term seems to be thrown around a lot lately (for me), and while I think it fits for some, I don't think that description fit for Zander. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**