Sisters of Summer's End Review

Sisters of Summer's End (Summer Resort #2)Sisters of Summer's End by Lori Foster

Joy is a single mom whose main goal in life is to support her son Jack and be independent. She is a hard worker and a wonderful mom but hasn't let anyone get close to her in years. After knowing Maris for a long time the two finally strike up a close friendship. Maris talks Joy into spending time with the new man in town Royce. While she doesn't want a relationship Royce just may be what Joy needs in her life. Maris also has to learn what has been in front of her all along may be the missing piece she needs.

This was a delight to read. I think the growing friendship between Joy and Maris was my favorite thing other than Jack. He was just so adorable. The two woman become so close and share everything with each other. They are very protective of each other.

There is tons of heat if that's what you looking for. Joy and Royce and Maris and Daron know how to turn up the flames. I liked both relationships. Royce shows Joy she doesn't just want someone to pass the time with. Daron shows Maris that she can have her dreams and find love as well.

I recommend to anyone wanting to read a great book with friendships, love, steam and finding out family just isn't blood.

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Like a Love Story Review

Like a Love StoryLike a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this book we follow three teens as they grow up in a time when AIDS is growing but not the help for it. Art is gay and he is always looking for ways to help the gay community. He isn't afraid to be who he is. Judy is his best friend and she is a bit of a social outcast as well. She wants more medical help for people with AIDS so her uncle Stephen might have a chance at living longer. Reza is new in town and still struggling with how he feels about his sexuality. He is gay but terrified of cathing a disease and terrified to let people know. While Reza is attracted to Art he begins to date Judy. When the truth about how he really is comes out all three end up getting hurt. Art and Reza can't fight their feelings and fall in love.

This is a book I think everyone should read. It tells the story of a time when there wasn't much help for people with AIDS and the government just wanted to make as much money as they could off of it. Gays where afraid to be attacked for who they are and who they love.

The only parts I didn't enjoy are the Judy/Reza relationship. I felt sorry for her. I do understand why he dated her and sure it used to happen a lot more than it does now. Stephen is a wonderful character. Even sick he never seems to give up and just wants the world to share equal love. I was happy to see Reza open up about who he really is.

Be sure to pick up this book and open your eyes to a different time. Full of friendship, family and love this book is a wonderful read.

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The Summer of Sunshine and Margot Review

The Summer of Sunshine and MargotThe Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Margot and Sunshine are sister and very different. Margot is an etiquette couch and takes her work very seriously. Her one downside is she lacks self confidence and let's her ex boyfriend string her along whenever he feels like it. Sunshine doesn't take her work seriously and will leave a job at the drop of a hat or really when a cute guy comes along. Both are very close despite being different types of people. Sunshine wants to break her cycle of not being serious and Margot wants to find a real guy who doesn't use her.

This was a delightful book. I loved the interactions between Margot and Bianca. Bianca has many rough edges and you don't think she will ever change. Her son Alex is very serious but Margot seems to loosen him up and he does the same for her. They are are good match even if both are afraid to see it.

Sunshine is are nanny for an adorable little boy who has a handsome father Declan. While Sunshine wants to find a good guy she is not trying to me up her job. Declan doesn't want to be attracted to Sunshine and tries to fight it. They both do their best to respect the boss/employee line but it's hard too do.

I love the growth in both sisters in too his book. They had a rough childhood but have overcame that. Sunshine learns to look for the real good guys and not just the pretty boys. She goes back to school and doesn't want to rely on her looks. Margot learns not toohisheo be a doormat and to go after what she really wants.

Be sure to pick to pick this up for a delightful story about two amazing sisters.

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