A Stardance Summer
Book 4, Eternity Springs
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Return to the beloved small town of Eternity Springs in the newest installment of Emily March’s New York Times bestselling series with A Stardance Summer.
Sometimes the end of one road
Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.
. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?
The magic of Eternity Springs is alive and well, working it's way through the hearts of Lili Howe and Brick Callahan. Lili is having a heck of a year. Facing false allegations and lies back home and feeling like her family is once again judging her she decides to join a group of older ladies on their vacation to Eternity Springs. What she never expected was to stumble across her childhood crush Brick Callahan. Well that wasn't his name then but after reuniting with his biological family that's what they call him. There's a definite attraction between them but Lili knows she needs to return to her real life and Brick doesn't do commitment. So that leaves them a beautiful summer at Stardance Ranch. Sounds simple enough but nothing's ever simple when the heart becomes involved.
Another great story in this series and a book I highly recommend to everyone.
A Touching Story
Liliana Howe was tired of being the good girl, the levelheaded one, the dependable employee. She was done with being a people pleaser, and that went for her parents as well. After working crazy hours, and giving up a social life for an accounting firm, her boss had the audacity to betray her in the worse possible way. But, the real stab came when she went to her parents for help, and they snubbed her.
Liliana decided to remake herself and go on an adventure. She bought an RV and headed straight for Eternity Springs in Colorado, the Stardance Ranch to be exact. Liliana was joining the Tornado Alleycats. They may be older than her, but they knew how to truly live. And, that’s the type of people Liliana needed around her. The person she never expected to meet at the Ranch, however, was Brick Callahan, her childhood crush. And didn’t that just bring up all kinds of possibilities for a good girl wanting to go bad. Liliana wanted to definitely spread her wings and explore her new options.
What Liliana learned at Stardance Ranch was that everyone has their past hurts and that she was not alone. People survive betrayal and heartache all the time. But to truly be happy and fully alive, Liliana would have to let go of her hurt and spread a little love wherever she went. And, if she was paying attention, she might even recognize an angel, a human angel, but an angel just the same.
I thoroughly enjoyed this heartfelt tale about love, letting go and forgiveness. It’s a little gushy and unrealistic, but it’s truly an uplifting, and touching story. I loved it.
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
Heartwarming and fun, this was my first Emily March book and it certainly will not be my last!
There was so much to love in this book – a fierce heroine who is determined to find a new path in her life; a hero whose heart has been broken and still carries around some pretty deep scars; the Tornado Alleycats, a female RV group made up of mostly of older women who know how to have fun; the Callahan family, a tight knit, in your face kind of family who makes it their business to be in everyone’s business; and the entire quirky town of Eternity Springs.
Lili and Mark, aka Brick, have history, namely the “best friend’s little sister” kind of history that makes Lili off limits for Mark. Of course, their attraction is off the charts so staying away from Lili is not as easy as it should be for Brick. Lili knows that Brick isn’t long term relationship material, and even though she’s been in love with him since she was 9 years old, she knows that a summer fling is all they can have and she’s willing to take that, even if that means a bit of heartache.
I just loved Lili. She’s fierce, fun, and willing to put herself out there and try new things and discover what she wants from life. Mark was a bit frustrating at times, he was so intent on protecting his heart that he could be a bit callous in his treatment of Lili, and she definitely deserved much better from him at times. There was some awesome meddling taking place to get these two together, both from Patsy, the Tornados leader and Lili’s landlord, as well as Mark’s family – something I always love in these small town books! There were many moments that had me laughing out loud – there may have been some skinny dipping by the grannies and then the story about Lili and Patsy being arrested – and there were also some heartbreaking and emotional events that took place. And everything was woven together seamlessly to help tell Lili and Mark’s story.
Fun and sweet with a bit of whimsy, A Stardance Summer was a wonderful read that had me smiling all the way through. I have fallen in love with Eternity Springs and can’t wait to go back and read all the books in this series – I loved getting to meet some of the other residents in town and know their stories will be just as fun and heartwarming!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I received from NetGalley.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Jun 27, 2017
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, Eternity Springs