So this is the first in a long line of reviews that are about books that I bought at IBF. Now some fall into the categories that the page mostly reviews. Some don’t. Either way, I wanted to put IBF at the beginning because there is a chance that it may be BDSM or something… Not saying that I got a book about having sex in space. So let’s get into some Summer Magic.
Also by this author: Autumn Magic (Thorne Witches, #2)
Life in a small town can be tough. It can be even tougher when you’re a witch whose magic regularly backfires. But Summer Thorne only wants one thing: to create the perfect sanctuary for unwanted animals. Nothing and no one is going to stop her. Not even the sexy sheriff who is determined to shut down her rescue center. And certainly not the laboratory where she illegally obtained her mischievous chimpanzee, Morty.
Sheriff Cooper Carlyle has one goal: to keep his town safe. That includes his stubborn neighbor, Summer, whether she wants him to or not. When the animals of Summer’s menagerie get loose and create havoc, he decides enough is enough. But things aren’t always as they appear, and Coop stumbles upon the secret the Thorne sisters have been hiding.
Coop and Summer discover Morty holds the key to unlock a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding the death of Summer’s mother. Now Coop is faced with breaking the law he is sworn to uphold in order to protect Summer and her beloved pet from a threat more dangerous than any of them imagined.
Book 1 in a 6 book series.
I really enjoyed this book, and for a variety of reasons. I never had sisters growing up, but when I got to college I joined a sorority and instantly had a group of them. Some I disagreed with, some I even disliked, and then there are some that I have matching tattoos with and that I talk to on a semi-regular basis, because let’s be honest, when you get older talking is always semi-regular.
This is about sisters, I am sure they dislike each other at points. They have a good relationship, especially since their mother is deceased and all they have left is themselves, their father who is always gone, and their manly next door neighbors. Of course there has to be manly next door neighbors right? And of course they have to have a pool and horses that Summer’s elephant loves. Wait what? Yeah you read that right, Summer has an elephant who is in love with a horse. Not just any horse, the next door neighbor’s horse.
This is a book that you can tell the author put a bit of herself in. By that I mean there is raw emotion in certain spots, humor in others, and seething anger. Okay maybe I am the only one with seething anger, but oh there is seething anger to be had. There is also laughter, love, and above all else affection. Be it affection between Summer and her animals, or between the sisters, this book is about the ties that bind.
We all have them, we all need them in our lives, and T.M. Cromer wrote a book that not only speaks to me on a reading level, something that I can dive into, but also on a much deeper level. She has set the stage for what will be a great series, no matter the ultimate length and number of books. (Okay so I may be privy to a secret, but I am a teller of no secrets.) Honestly if you joined her group or became facebook friends with her, then you too will be allowed to know the secret, but until then I can muhahahaha all the way to the next book.
Overall a good book that I recommend to anyone that has some time and want to read about four sisters who love each other enough to move elephants, I mean literally, they have to move elephants. I mean how else do you think Mr. Elephant is going to get out of the pool? Not with the manly neighbor’s help, that’s for sure.