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Summer Heat

(Imperfectly Yours #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Summer Heat Anthology – Disability & Romance Authors

Footprints on My Heart – Julie Rowe
Gemma Foster had the perfect life until a horrific crash took her husband and her hearing. Every day is a struggle but she finds strength, love and support from her guide dog and maybe…possibly…hopefully from her dog’s trainer. Hank wants more than friendship but he’s afraid to make a
Kindle Edition, 521 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by Teri McGill
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Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I appreciated the effort of each author to feature characters w/disabilities, such as autism, MS, food allergies, missing limbs, paralysis, and how they cope & manage to live full lives despite physical, mental & emotional challenges. The majority of the stories are written pretty simplistically, as though the writer has yet to perfect their style; a few of the stories involved gay relationships, as well as transgender or "no" gender, which are not at all to my taste, and so were skipped by me. ...more
Footprints on My Heart by Julie Rowe 6* 10/12/19 (45)
NYC, New Jersey / hearing disability, PTSD, service dogs
great first sentence, characters, plot, style, chemistry & such a cute dog *sigh*; emotionally intense and very realistic; language easy to understand but not simplistic

Emergency Love by Dianne Drake 4* 10/12/19 (66)
Indiana / hereditary disease (up to transplant), abuse, PTSD
emotionally very intense; very strong beginning (6* for the 1st half) regressing to 3* in the 2nd half; interesting
Joey Paul
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never really been someone who read anthologies that much simply because I'd never found the right one. And this was the right one! All the romance in bite-sized pieces and all about protagonists with disabilities by authors with disabilities. I adored every story, I fell in love with the way they were told, each new voice bringing a different feeling to mind. I liked the way it didn't stick to male and female romance but branched out. The stories were beautifully told, the authors all havin ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming collection of short love stories involving support dogs, vets, PTSD sufferers, victims of violence, people with wide ranges of disabilities. Especially enjoyed Footprints on My Heart by Julie Rowe and Emergency Love by Dianne Drake.
Libby Kay
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It's wonderful to read, and be a part of, an anthology that shows love in all forms. This is a fun and sexy read, perfect for any time of year.
Obviously, I'm a little biased. :)
Sarah Stuart
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked into this fascinating collection of romance stories by the first: Footprints on My Heart by Julie Rowe. Dogs are close to my heart – many are rescues, and any suitable are PAT (pets for therapy) dogs. Like most people I suspect, I was more familiar with guide dogs for the blind, but this story takes you inside the world of the deaf – the difficulties, the freedom and friendship offered by their dogs, and it’s a touching romance.

Not all the stories feature a disabled main character.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't connect with every story in this anthology on a personal level, but each story taught me a little something different about the featured disability, so I consider that a win. I'm an avid romance reader, but will admit that the characters featured in my frequent reads are, more often than not, able-bodied and able-minded (although that's changing every day as more and more authors publish stories featuring characters with a variety of struggles).

It was nice to have a book that I could re
Lynn Smith
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderful collection of stories

All short stories dealing with one or more of the characters having disabilities. They are doing the best they can. Finding that one special person that accepts you as you are is what everyone hopes to find.
Kendra Needs
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Only read the book by teri mcgill it was so good
Teri McGill
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I was born and raised in Fresh Meadows (Queens) New York. After a few years of teaching 4th and 7th grade Math, I got my Master’s Degree in Deaf Education and spent the next 12 years teaching secondary Math (and tap dance in the after-school theatre arts program) at the Lexington School for the Deaf. I moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and spent the following 18 years teaching deaf students Math and A ...more

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