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Publisher's Summary

Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost, and vowed that he’ll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he’s frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous… assets.

Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family — yet she can’t move toward the future while she’s haunted by painful memories. Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Almost, but not quite - perfect

The biggest fault I could find is something that would spoil the story, so I won't say it.

I loved reading about the trials and tribulations of a male model trying to live a regular life. Charlie's trauma was sad, but not overdone.

I understand that Clay needed a back story of love lost, but there wasn't as much angst there as I expected, and for which I am truly thankful.

Fool's Gold keeps drawing me back, even after nine entries in the series, which is amazing. Most authors lose their way by the time they hit book six. This one is a little short, probably because much of the other stories in town weren't rehashed much.

Would I buy it again? Yes
Will I read it again? Absolutely

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Surprised

I didn't think they could get any better but they did. Really love the storyline in this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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beautiful love story

Susan Mallory never ceases to amaze me! Beautiful love story of love, forgiveness and healing. She keeps you hanging on every word to find out what happens. Beautiful!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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annoying narrator!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have no idea

What was most disappointing about Susan Mallery’s story?

The narration was so bad and so distracting that I couldn't even focus on the story!

Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment...I usually like the author

Any additional comments?

I love about 99% of the audible books I get...this is the 1% awful

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazingly Written!

Having dealt with this issue in my family, I was impressed with how respectfully, realisticly, and kindly Susan Mallery dealt with this subject matter. This is why I continue to buy her books. Great stories, intelligently written.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Best all around by author

I have never rated or committed on a book.
All Summer Long deserves all thumbs up!!
I laughed and cried.

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A wonderful audiobook

This is a typical Susan Mallory book. Any book that can make you both laugh and cry is my kind of book!

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Nice addition to the series

What did you love best about All Summer Long?

Charlie stayed true to her character

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlie - she was real

Any additional comments?

Even a butt model can look beyond the surface

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  • Amy
  • MESA, AZ, United States
  • 09-06-12

Similar but Still Great!!

Would you listen to All Summer Long again? Why?

Absolutely!! All the Fool's Gold books make you miss the characters. When you want to reconnect with them all you have to do is pick up the book and read it again. Or listen in this case.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Summer Long?

I don't think their was a moment. I think the idea that they were both running from the perceptions of themselves was memorable. Lessons learned while enjoying the story are the best kind to learn.

What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

I love Tanya Eby. She is my friend who tells me what's going on. I have read many books she has read and she always makes them enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

This book is similar to Pia's story. There were a few parallel's but it was still an interesting story for Charlie.

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Another Fools Gold hit!

What made the experience of listening to All Summer Long the most enjoyable?

I like the fact that Tanya Eby has been the sole narrator for this series. The characters voices don't vary from book to book, which is a great comfort to this listener.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Summer Long?

I loved Charlie's vulnerability and strength. Clay was a true gentle man.

What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Consistency!