Series: Eternity Springs, #13
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Lili Howe took a leap of faith when she decided to join the Tornado Alleycats, her elderly landlady’s all-female glamour-camping club. Lili’s always given everything to her career, putting herself on track to become her CPA firm’s youngest partner. But now that Lili’s carefully planned future is shattered, she’s willing to let summer work its magic on her―at all costs.
There’s never a dull moment at Stardance Ranch, the Colorado resort Brick Callahan built from the ground up. Still, a late night skinny-dipping session involving a bunch of “glamping” grannies. . .with his best friend’s kid sister Lili among them? He couldn’t have made up such story if he tried. The undeniable mutual attraction between Brick and gorgeous, spirited Lili is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when Brick’s ex-girlfriend suddenly shows up, he’s faced with a desperate choice: Do right by a woman he once loved or take a chance on Lili. . .and do everything he can to win her heart?
A Stardance Summer is the third of Emily March’s Eternity Springs books that I’ve read and my admiration for her storytelling on continues to grow. Her character are well developed and relatable and her story lines aren’t about quick and easy fixes. I seem to find myself completely eager to immerse myself into life in Eternity Springs and in this case, camping at Stardance Ranch with Lili Howe and the Tornado Alleycats.
Our hero in this story is Brick Callahan. In the past stories that I’ve read he was always an interesting secondary character and I’m happy we get to know him better. He’s certainly had a complex upbringing and his life in Eternity Springs is almost a second act. He and Lili have a past, a loose connection through her brother so when she shows up at his camp intending to stay for the summer, it’s obvious there’s a reason, fate maybe, that brings them together. but Brick spends this life deep in denial, making this an great read about the reluctant suitor.
I immediately took to Lili. My heart ached for her situation. She feels quite alone, lacking the support of her family, she takes the”flight” option in the fight or flight scenario not knowing that her unrequited crush from her childhood now lives there. The thing about Lili is that she is far more brave and self sufficient then she realizes. She’s genuine and quickly endears herself to the ladies in the Tornado Alleycats and the entire community of Eternity Springs.
This is a story centered on the nature if unrequited childhood crushes and two people suddenly given the opportunity for a second a chance they didn’t even know existed. True to March’s story-telling A Stardance Summer is heartfelt and inspiring and a story I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters of Eternity Springs are enchanting and I look forward to going back in the series as well as going forward. 5 Stars!!
~Review by Cyndi