Sunday, June 23, 2019
eARC Book review: Sisters of Summer's End (Summer Resort #2) by Lori Foster
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
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.
Joy and Maris have worked at the same RV park for years. Maris has slowly tried to get Joy to open up more and be a friend to Joy. Finally it starts to happen. Turns out Maris needed that friendship too. As they become close as friends each finds a love interest. Royce buys the Drive in Next door and takes a interest in Joy. Royce and Joy each have their own past baggage to deal with but tentatively decide to explore their interest in each other. Each promising they don't have time for a serious relationship and their not in a place to explore anything that serious. Daron works at the park with the ladies doing all the maintenance among other things. He's had a thing for Maris for years. Maris though has had a hard upbringing and that has taught her to always put her self first and to plan plan plan. Nothing outside of the plan. With help from Joy she finally opens herself up a little for Daron and decides to explore their attraction to each other. This was a lovely story. I enjoyed both couples and watching them figure out that it's OK to open up and let others in. Be it friendships or more. I loved how Royce interacted with James Joy's little boy. I liked how the two clicked and became more like father and son and Royce accepting him immediately as someone important to him. A great summer read!
Find out more about Lori Foster and this series here lorifoster.com