The Somerset Girls
Author: Lori Foster
What I’m Talking About:
Lori Foster’s newest release The Somerset Girls is a feel-good story about two sisters who find their HEA afters with two hunky men.
Autumn is the older of the two sisters and she’s the shy one. She was cheated on by her ex-fiance weeks before their wedding. Afterward, she swore off men. Until Tash (I really disliked this name. I kept changing it to Dash when I was reading because Tash made me think of Trish, a female name) her teenage crush comes back to town. Tash is back in town because he needs a good place to raise his 7-year-old daughter, Sadie.
The two work closely together because he hired Autumn as their designer to fix up Sadie’s bedroom and a play area in the yard. There’s chemistry between them and Autumn and Sadie fall in love with each other. Autumn’s not sure if Tash wants her for her or if he wants her around because she gets along so well with his daughter. Tash has the same confusion, wondering if Autumn sees him as a man or just Sadie’s dad.
Ember, the younger of the two sisters, works with Autumn on some of her designs as a carpenter. They live side by side on their family’s farm. They have their own careers plus they work to rescue animals and run their livestock farm. Ember has chemistry with their handyman and friend, Mike. Mike is like a brother to Autumn but his no brother to Ember. Their sexual tension is off the charts.
All for characters are dealing with past issues from cheating exes, to divorce and losing a baby. There is a great cast of characters, and I really enjoyed seeing them all come together as a close family unit. The Somerset Girls feels like a standalone (as it’s marketed to be) since both sisters get their HEA, in the end, I don’t see Ember getting her own book. But I guess Lori Foster could revisit the town of Sunset, Kentucky with more stories or other townspeople.
If you’re looking for a fun, enjoyable read with a touch of heat then look no farther, The Somerset Girls will check off all the boxes for romance readers who love small town sets with charming characters.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
No one knows you quite like a sister…
Summer in Sunset, Kentucky, means long, hot days—and sometimes surprising new beginnings. Through it all, the ties of sisterhood will be there, guiding Autumn and Ember to the lives, and loves, they need…
When they’re running the animal-rescue farm they inherited from their grandparents, Autumn and Ember Somerset are perfectly in sync. At all other times, not so much. Dependable Autumn would rather curl up with a good book than paint the town red with Ember. After the disaster that was Autumn’s last relationship, it’s pure self-protection. But when her high school crush comes back to town with his adorable young daughter, igniting memories best left forgotten, there’s only one person Autumn can turn to…
Beneath Ember’s free-spirited facade is a layer of deep hurt. She’ll gladly nudge Autumn toward a second chance. But risk her own heart? Not likely. The closer Autumn gets to her own happily-ever-after, the more Ember wonders what she might be missing—and if it isn’t her time to be bold, too.
Release Date: May 19th, 2020
Series: The Summer Friends Series #1
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Format(s): paperback (384 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Netgalley
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