Loner and history buff Troy Hart gets more than he bargained for when his psychic connection to the past leads him to the mountains of Colorado. The legend of buried treasure is nothing new, but falling in love is—and that’s the last thing Troy wants.
Troy’s visions of the old west are all fun and games, until the ghost of an outlaw forces Troy to fulfill his dying wish. To save his own life, and the life of the woman he loves, Troy must follow a trail of greed, betrayal and revenge on a treasure hunt for lost Civil War gold.
Now the fun is over and the game is survival as Troy battles the elements, a dead man and his own heart deep in the remote high country.
I adored the first book by this author but the second book held me captive to the point that dinner was almost 2 hours late. I couldn't put it down. I loved the combination of history and current time and how the author blended both together. I would highly recommend this book on a lazy rainy day, curled up with a blanket, a nice cup of hot something and a dog curled up next to you. Or if you prefer, sitting on a sunny beach. This book will hold you and keep you from the first words to the very last. Love love loved this book. Keep writting. You have a fan for life!
I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The author dips into Colorado history and combines it flawlessly with the present using unique and beautiful description, snappy dialogue, and well-developed characters. The blend of paranormal with natural events is nicely balanced and intriguing. It is fast paced, fun, and overall very entertaining. Looking forward to more by this author.
Summer and Troy may have been friends in the beginning but chemistry and circumstances literally propel them into an adventure that spans time and threatens their lives and their new found love. A hundred plus year old ghost and a treasure hunt are rarely on a first date agenda. If they could survive this, navigating a relationship would be no problems at all. The beginning for me was a little bit difficult to get through because of the visions that Troy kept having. These visions caused Troy to slip back to the past. I wasn’t sure at first how to identify what was happening and who was the hero of this story. Troy was the obvious answer from the blurb but the new man I met carried quite a bit of weight in the story so I was curious to see how his story would play out. The back and forth from the past to the present was confusing at first but once I caught on to the quest, it made much more sense. From there, it just got better and better. Troy and Summer aren’t perfect characters. They both had past issues in the relationship department. Seeing the ups and downs of their relationship was realistic and refreshing. Summer Star is both fantasy and paranormal as well as a mystery. The romance was a slow build up that I loved. The timing overall in this story was a big win. The mystery of the ghost and the treasure was suspenseful and developed slowly as opposed to a ‘big reveal’ right at the very end. Readers who enjoy a romance that builds but also unravels the mystery at just the right pace, should give this one a read. Well worth the time! originally posted at long and short reviews
I enjoyed this mystery book because the pacing was well done and the eccentric hero was exceptionally likable. The concept forced me to stretch my suspension of disbelief almost to the breaking point, at times, especially when Troy is physically on the verge of collapse and yet somehow forces himself to push himself further. The story unfolds well, and I was kept guessing all the way through the book. This is a fun, fast read and a great escape on a hot summer afternoon! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.