As the summer ends, As the summer ends, friendship begins…When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. Not easy to come by for the once-burned divorce who keeps everyone at a distance. But when her new friend, Maris, dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes for Joy and her young son. A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and cafe, comes first. Always. Nothing could ever make her risk that hard-won security–especially not her free-spirited colleague. But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing. Learning how to trust will bring Joy and Maris together.
And soon they form a friendship that leaves them as close as sisters–and open to love where they least expect it…in Summer’s End.
[I received a copy for an honest review]
Sisters of Summer’s End is the second standalone in Lori Foster’s Summer Resort series. It’s a wonderful feel good read for a cool summers night or a day at the beach. A lighthearted romance with a single mother, an adorable 5-year old, crazy puppy and kind handsome man.
The story line of Sisters of Summer’s End has two women creating a tight bond and both finding a man who loves them for who they are. Maris and Joy are both hard-working and strongly independent woman who learn to lean on one another and once they open up to each other they become fast and true friends. They encourage each other to step out of their comfort zones when it comes to the men around them that show interest. Maris’ other half was in front of her nose the whole time and just needed the extra nudge to acknowledge it. Joy needed the wake up call that it was about time she looked after her own needs instead of just that of her sons.
The friendship was fantastic and the romances in the book were even better. Joy and Royce had sexual tension galore and electric chemistry. Royce was supportive of Joy and absolutely amazing with her son Jack, they formed an instant bond. Their willingness to be in an actual relationship was hesitant and it took time for them to be completely honest with each other but it was worth it to watch their fling quickly turn into more. Then we have Maris’ and her man (who I won’t name because I don’t want to spoil it 🙂 ) , they were fun and angsty. The banter back and forth and explosive chemistry was perfect.
Sisters of Summer’s End was another great Lori Foster book and I look forward to more adventures at this cozy lakeside resort where the characters have become like family.
“Royce loved animals, but a dog was the very last thing he’d planned – right up there with a kid who tugged at his heart, and a woman who made him forget he had plans.“
“Good.“ Coming closer still, he breathed near her ear, “Always demand the best, Joy, Even from me.“