The Pleasures of Summer by Evie Hunter

The Pleasures of Summer by Evie Hunter
Publisher: Penquin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (448 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Fetish, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Summer O’Sullivan is rich, beautiful and in mortal danger. Her father has made powerful enemies who are targeting his precious daughter. Until the threat passes, Summer needs a bodyguard – someone to protect her and, she expects, to treat her with the reverence she’s used to.

Into Summer’s gilded cage comes former ranger, Flynn Grant. As far as Flynn is concerned, this is the assignment from hell, minding the spoilt daughter of a multi-millionaire. Summer and Flynn are poised to hate each other on sight. Even his devastating looks do not make up for how Flynn’s rules cramp Summer’s style. Unsurprisingly, the sparks fly between them. But when Summer breaks the rules one time too often, Flynn teaches her a lesson that leaves them shattered – and bound together in a way that astonishes them both.

In their remote hideout, the two start a battle over who is the tamer, and who is the tamed. It’s a duel that stretches their minds and bodies beyond every limit. And in time their hearts begin to surrender too. But when the dark forces that have been stalking Summer finally track them down, the battle is no longer a game, but a matter of life and death …

The Pleasures of Summer has a little of everything, erotic content, Chick-Lit, adventure with a dash of suspense. The opening really draws you in when the heroine, Summer is being chased and in some sort of danger. She’s not the easiest character to like straight away. Partly because the author did a good job making her come across as the spoiled off spring of a rich man, which is exactly what she is. In a way you don’t want her to end up with the sexy Flynn but half way through the book you get the sense that these two are a match made in heaven.

The two things I loved most about this story were the locales that the authors described perfectly and I found myself feeling like I was really in London and Scotland. The second, the humor and sometimes witty dialogue, especially between Summer and Flynn.

This is the second book I’ve read by Evie Hunter and I think the author’s carved out her own niche of what I’d call erotic chick-lit. And if that’s your pleasure then I think this story and her previous one will be definite musts on your summer reading list.

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