Friday, June 18, 2021

Review: The Somerset Girls by Lori Foster

The Somerset Girls
by Lori Foster

Publisher: HQN
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  A set of sisters are running an animal rescue farm while also both holding down full time jobs - Autumn and Ember.  While sharing a home and with their aging parents on the same land in their own home, they each have a lot on their plates.  The sisters are complete opposites when it comes to personality and their parents have driven that home their whole lives, so they feel stuck in the shoes they are supposed to fill and that spills into other areas of their lives.

The thing I enjoyed most about this book was that one of the romances was one of those rekindle romance where the couple is reuniting after years apart and they have some history, so it makes it feel less like instalove.  That happiness feeling bled into the other relationship that while there wasn't as much history, didn't feel too quick to get hot and heavy.  

There were definitely some sexy times in this one, but maybe its me, but they didn't feel too over the top or ill timed.  It was a little more open door than I typically like, but not as explicit as I have read before.  

One thing that I didn't love as much and made me hesitate about continuing into the next book was the characters in this book.  The sisters felt flat and because of the emphasis on their personalities it felt like the author kept pushing that narrative and it just didn't feel needed.  The continual reminder of the roles the sisters play just wasn't my kind of story.

I haven't read very many by Lori Foster and still want to continue to try her out and see if I can find a series that I fall in love with.  She is a romance author that I don't want to count out just yet!

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 72 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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