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Summer Days (Fool's Gold #7)

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Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to--the Castle Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could've prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he's findin...more
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Published May 29th 2012 by Harlequin
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Kaetrin
A rant.

I've just started CHAPTER 2. I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to finish this one. The narration is excellent but the story - first, heroine is Heidi - she has blonde hair which she is wearing in two pigtail plaits and she raises goats and was raised by her grandfather (sound familiar?) I haven't read any of the other Fool's Gold books so I thought maybe the childhood books/fairy tale theme is a gimmick of the series but a quick browse here on GR indicates not. Okay, this is perhaps c...more
Dee
This is the first Fool’s Gold story that I have read. I have been a fan of Ms Mallery for quite a few years now so I knew that I would enjoy reading any book that she had written and I wasn’t disappointed with this one. Even though this was part of a series Ms Mallery did a great job in telling about things we needed to know which meant that the book can be read as a stand-alone.

Rafe Stryker’s mother had gotten herself into trouble which means that Rafe has to return to Fool’s Gold, a town in wh...more
Brie C.
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Note: this review is long, contains spoilers and is a bit ranty. You have been warned.

Summer Days is the newest installment in a series that’s become a representative of small town romances joining the likes of Virgin River, Shelter Bay and Destiny. This is the 7th book in the series, and although the characters were introduced in the previous books, it stands alone perfectly well.

Heidi Simpson and her grandfather are the most recent residents of Foo...more
Jeanette
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Nika (Off to Neverland)
My rating: 3.5 stars

Another quick, light read. Not one of the stronger books in the series, but not bad.

Rafe and Heidi go from disliking each other to liking each other. But neither think they can take the final step and plunge into the terrifying world that is love.

While Heidi's character didn't develop a lot (mainly because she was a good person from the beginning: kind, sweet, and loyal) she did learn that love isn't the bad thing she always thought it was. Rafe's character on the other hand...more
Manda Collins
For the past two years I've spent at least part of my summer vacationing (in my mind) in Fool's Gold, California. Now that the Hendrix triplets are married off, it's time for some of the other peripheral characters to get their HEAs. First up is Heidi, the "goat girl," so nicknamed because she keeps a herd of goats and sells cheese and soap made from goat's milk. Her hero is Rafe, a business tycoon whose mother has been swindled by Heidi's grandfather, who "sold" Rafe's mother Heidi's ranch to p...more
Julie
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

(Just a heads up before I begin my review: I am not going to write actual spoilers in this review (as in I will not tell you about how things turn out) but I will be talking about many events that occurred in the book.)

Summer Days is the seventh book in Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series. I have not read the previous books and I didn’t feel as though I was missing any vital information. I deem this book a stand-alone. I have heard countless wonderful thi...more
Heather
I found myself having a love/hate relationship with this book, and it all revolves around the main plot.

Heidi’s grandfather, Glen, sells May ranch land for $250,000. Well meaning, the only problem is…it isn’t his land to sell. Rafe returns to Fool’s Gold to help his mother (May) sort out the problem. May feels like the ranch can be shared, and this isn’t a big deal. Rafe, however, sees this as illegal and wants the property or the money back – period. Heidi is upset, but loves her grandfather an...more
Claire S
Another home run for Mallery! Fool's Gold is the land of happy endings and we are lucky enough to get to read another one with Summer Days.

Rafe Stryker, the first of the Stryker brothers featured in Fool's Gold, is a perfect hero. He's tough, rough under his polished exterior, and throughout the book you see his softer side coming through. The book begins with Rafe heading to his mother's rescue over a dispute regarding the home of a new Fool's Gold resident, Heidi. Heidi owns a goat farm. Real...more
Kelly22
3.00 Stars - Contemporary Small Town Romance

There is nothing more Heidi Simpson wants but a stable home in form of Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold after growing up in the carnival all her life. But to aid a friend’s illness, her grandfather attempts to sell the property to one May Stryker. But alas it wasn’t his property to sell. Henceforth Heidi is now stuck with a rigid court order and a very pissed off May’s ruthless business tycoon of a son, Rafe Stryker.

A very rich man and a successful entrepr
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Paige
I really enjoyed SUMMER DAYS. The focus wasn’t all about the adversary of winning the ranch and there wasn’t a lot of hard feelings.

***Details***
Growing up poor after the death of their father, Rafe Stryker has made it his mission to never want for anything. He’s grown his business and continues to expect the best from everyone…including his family.

When he learns his mother was lied too over the purchase of the ranch they grew up on, he immediately takes charge, despite his mother’s understand...more
Lynn
In typical Susan Mallery fashion, this book made me laugh and cry and melted my heart. When Rafe Stryker has to return to Fool’s Gold, the town where he grew up, to help his mother with a sticky legal situation, he is not happy. Rafe’s childhood in Fool’s Gold was less than spectacular with a poor, widowed mother and younger siblings he had to take care of. Rafe used that time in his life to motivate him to his current millionaire, ruthless, businessman status. But those old wounds linger and ar...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Let me start off by saying that I love Mallery's work. Her books are so heartwarming and the characters are compeltely memorable and real.

Some of my favorite books by her are from the Fool's Gold series, I just love the town and the people and the whole atmosphere.

So I jumped at the chance to read and review her 7th book in the series Summer Days.
Thankfully this one was just as good as some of her others in the series and did not disappoint at all.

Heidi was feisty and such a fun character. I re...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Susan Mallery has done it again! She brings you back into Fool's Gold with the story of two new characters that you can't help but root for from the first page until the end.

Rafe and Heidi find themselves fighting for a home on a beautiful piece of land that puts them in a difficult situation; a situation that leads to Rafe and his mother moving in with Heidi and her Grandfather until their next court date over this property. His mother is adamant on owning it and she will do anything to keep it...more
Beccie
Susan Mallery brings readers back to Fool’s Gold, California for another round of fun romances. The town that once had a man shortage is starting to even out nicely. I love this fictional town and its residents. Susan puts so much effort towards making this town as real as can be. Readers can visit www.FoolsGoldCA.com to see just how real. As a Fool’s Gold cheerleader I got the benefit of receiving an ARC of “Summer Days” for review. I liked the story but it wasn’t my favorite of the series. Hei...more
Jeannie L
I was already tickled when Heidi and Athena appeared in the previous book so I was excited to know she's gonna have a own story.

Rafe grew up in Fool's Gold but left when he became of age as Fool's Gold reminded him of the charity he received as a boy. Being the successful business tycoon he was now, he definitely don't wanna be reminded of those times. Not that he was being ungrateful or anything. Still, Fool's Gold didn't give him many good memories so when his mum was caught up with a fake pur...more
Donna
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Michele
If your looking for a great beach or rainy day book to read...

than look no further than "Summer Days" by Susan Mallery. She's back and continuing her very successful "Fool's Gold" series with three books this summer starting with "Summer Days." I absolutely loved this book and devoured the book in one session. Ms. Mallery has a way of making you sure you want to hate the "bad guy", in this case Rafe Stryker, but still infuses him with enough hidden sensitivity that hating him becomes impossible....more
Angela
I love the Fool's Gold series by Susan Mallery. All of the books are different--some are more serious, and some are downright hilarious! It keeps the story line fresh and I don't feel like "Oh, I've read this before; this is just like the last one." Rafe and his siblings lost their father at an early age and Rafe had to become the "man of the house". He's never been able to let that responsibility go. Heidi is so glad to finally have roots, after traveling most of her life, she'll do anything to...more
Jammastere
This is the first of another cycle of 3 romances set in the fictional Northern California city of Fool's Gold. This story is about Heidi, the woman who raises goats and lives with her Grandfather, and Rafe, the self made millionaire who never wanted to return to Fool's Gold.

This story starts out with Glen, Heidi's grandfather, being confronted for swindling money out of May, Rafe's mother, in order to pay for cancer treatment for his friend. Rafe is forced to stay in Fool's Gold at the ranch he...more
Diane
The premise for this romance is one that I find completely repulsive. A charming but ethically challenged old man swindles a widow out of a quarter of a million dollars, "selling" her the ranch that actually belongs to his granddaughter. The widow's son, a wealthy businessman, comes stampeding in to protect his mother's rights and wrest that ranch away. The granddaughter, a sweet woman whose entire life's dream is wrapped up in the ranch, which is mortgaged heavily and in a state of disrepair, i...more
Jennifer
4.5 stars

Summer Days was probably my favorite Susan Mallery book I have read. I really loved Rafe and Heidi. They are both so similar even though they are reacting differently to their life experiences. It was really kind of sweet watching them work out their issues and fall in love.

The story starts off with Rafe coming to Heidi's ranch. Her grandfather had falsely sold the ranch to his mom, but didn't really. He wanted the money to help his sick friend get better from cancer. While I can unders...more
Carlyn
Another great romance from Susan Mallery. This is another story set in the town of Fool's Gold which see's the enigmatic Rafe Stryker come back to the town after $250,000 dollars was wrongly taken fro his mother who thought she was buying a ranch. He meets Heidi who owns the ranch and is caught up in the same mess.
This story will make you laugh and savour the romance. You may also want to shake the characters throughout but that is half the fun!
willaful
After reading an intense, exhausting book, I wanted something reliably comfortable and familiar. Summer Days came through nicely, a smooth read with just a small spice of angst. If I were a lawyer I think the plot would make my head hurt, and the writing is a bit repetitive, but it went down nice and easy.
Season
This one started our just like all the others, so I thought I knew everything that was going to happen, but I am glad I stayed with it because the second half of the book was way better than the first. It made me laugh out loud a few times. Good addition to the series, but also a good, stand alone book.
Sarah
Another summer in Fools Gold, CA. I absolutely adore Susan Mallery and I love "visiting" Fools Gold every summer and with her novellas during the rest of the year. Susan did not disappoint with this one. I love Goat Girl and Rafe... I can't wait to read #8 and #9 later on this summer
 Shellbelle
This book was simply perfect! It's everything you expect from a Susan Mallery Book, and is a perfect addition to the Fool's Gold series. The minute the book was over all's I could think was I can't wait to read the next one! I need it NOW!!!


More Review to Come...
Splage
Cute, sweet, easy story, you can always count on Susan Mallery for an enjoyable read. Good chemistry between Rafe and Heidi with a few hot scenes. The ending was a little corny and came about too quickly, but another good addition to the Fool's Gold series.
Andreasoldier
Uptight businessman Rafe comes home to the place the he could wait to leave _ Fool's Gold. Seems his mom has spent her money buying the ranch where she raised the family as the stingy owner's housekeeper. Only problem is the man who sold it to her doesn't own it — his granddaughter does. Heidi grew up traveling with the carnival and always wanted to stay put, so she scrimped and saved to buy the ranch where she raises goats.
Judge hears the case, Rafe's mom doesn't want to throw Heidi out, and so...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I love the Fool's Gold series. I love Susan Mallery's writing style. I just never got over what an ass gramps was. Just too over the top to be a four star read.
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