A Buckhorn Summer A Buckhorn Summer by
Series: Buckhorn Brothers #8
Published by on June 2, 2015
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two-stars

In a sexy new Buckhorn Brothers novella, New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster welcomes readers back to the small town that’s big on romance…

Lisa Sommerville’s wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.

Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together…

I’ve been wanting to read Lori Foster’s Buckhorn series for a while now, but this novella is not the place to start. I found myself bored. I have no desire to read any of her Buckhorn books after this one, because it was just…not good. I’d say if you’re a Buckhorn fan, you’ll probably enjoy the guest appearances of previous characters. And if you’ve never read this series, you won’t be confused at all. The story was just sadly “meh.”

Quick version is that Lisa and Gray had a one-night-stand. Then when Lisa goes back to her home town to recharge her batteries, so to speak, she finds out that the man she can’t forget has bought a small store there. They pick up where they left off, then they fall in love. Meanwhile there is a small suspense plotline that was just completely awful. Like stupidly awful.

It was unnecessary and dumb. This is extra sucky because this woman can write fantastic romantic suspense. I expect better  

The good news is that this is a novella with the bonus novella “Back to Buckhorn” at the end-Garrett’s story.

The romance was sweet. Small town romance, lots of previous heroes/heroines involved. Even a dog.

***ARC courtesy of Harlequin

 

two-stars