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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Heiress Summer O’Sullivan is infamous in the tabloids, frequently being papped while out with friends. Known and judged for her wild child antics, nobody knows the real Summer. The Summer who was hurt by her ex fiancé, Adam, and who feels an emotional gulf between herself and her father.
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When Summer begins to receive threats, her father leaves her in the care of bodyguard Flynn while he attends to his business in Atlanta. Summer is far from pleased to be shackled to a bodyguard and Flynn is horrified by his latest job, taking care of a rude, spoilt rich girl. But, for the next month, Flynn must protect Summer so they have to find a way to be in each other’s company.
I really enjoyed reading The Pleasures of Summer, especially the tension between Summer and Flynn as they each fought to gain the upper hand. Neither is happy with the situation they are in, but have no choice other than to get on with it. But then a common interest brings them together and things start to spice up. Flynn is a Dom and Summer is curious about a kinkier way of life, so Flynn decides to use their time together to teach her a thing or two.
As well as the increasing sexual tension between Summer and Flynn, there is also the matter of Summer’s safety and who is behind the threats, which creates some dramatic scenes. These were probably my favourite scenes in the book and I also thought it was a nice touch when there was a small reference to Evie Hunter’s previous book, The Pleasures of Winter.While I did really enjoy this book, I have to be honest and say that I was a little disappointed by the final chapters. I know sometimes you have to suspend belief a little with fiction, but, without giving any spoilers away, it went beyond that for me. It didn’t ruin my enjoyment of the book as a whole, however, so I would still recommend the book to fans of good-quality erotica.
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