cover image The Summer of No Attachments

The Summer of No Attachments

Lori Foster. HQN, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-335-45989-3

Love arrives when it’s least expected in this cute romp from Foster (The Somerset Girls), which centers on Sunset, Ky., veterinarian Ivey Anders and her close friend and vet tech, Hope Mage. Ivey has recently ended a bad relationship, and while she’s not ready for more commitment, she’s also not opposed to a fling—but she never anticipated attractive single father Corbin Meyer. Corbin has only recently taken in Justin, the 10-year-old son he never knew he had, after Justin’s mother, a high school ex of Corbin’s who struggles with drug addiction, abandoned the boy. So while Corbin may not exactly be fling material, his chemistry with Ivey is undeniable and their genuine connection outweighs Ivey’s reluctance to embark on a new relationship. Meanwhile, Hope develops feelings for Corbin’s brother, Lang, but struggles with traumatic memories of a brutal attack that left her distrustful of men. Lang, however, proves he is more than willing to be careful with her heart. The strong female protagonists and their sweet friendship enhance the romance as both Ivey and Hope learn to embrace new love. The result is a satisfying page-turner, complete with adorable animals and an idyllic summer setting. [em]Agent: Steven J. Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (June) [/em]