Summer With a Star – Merry Farmer ***GIVEAWAY***


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All Tasha Pike has wanted for the past twenty years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance—and it was finally happening.

Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating—it’s insulting.

He’s a celebrity—and one she’s determined to hate.

Spencer’s summer in Maine was supposed to help him get his head screwed on straight. One look at Tasha, however, made that impossible. She’s beautiful. She’s angry. She doesn’t care who he is. She doesn’t care about his fame. In fact, she doesn’t even like him.

She’s irresistible.

He’s only got the summer. She’s only got her heart. They’ve only got each other.

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My Thoughts

We meet with Tasha, second grade teacher, recently broken up with her boyfriend. She saved for 20 years to rent this mansion by the ocean in Maine for the summer. She was looking forward to this her whole life. Until she shows up and finds out that A-list actor Spencer had snatched it up right from under her fingers. As if life didn’t like messing with her enough as it was. Spencer is a good guy, genuinely. And he offers to share the house with her for the summer. She agrees, but only because she was determined to spend it in that house. He wants to get to know her better. Boring old school teacher, Ms. Normal, is exactly what he’s looking for. She doesn’t give him a fair shake though. He’s a snobby A-list actor, they don’t care to slum with the schleps. He wears her down though…and boy when he does, it gets HAWT!

Ms. Farmer can weave a world that we can believe exists but still gives us that feeling of fantasy. Not dragons and unicorns type fantasy, but the kind you could close your eyes and wish could happen to you. Something within the realm of possibility whether or not it is truly attainable. In this book, she steps away from her historical romance and into a contemporary setting. And who doesn’t fantasize about a love affair with Hollywood’s heartthrob? I don’t know of a woman that doesn’t have a celebri-crush. (and just to give you a little FYI, she IS TOTALLY related to a Hollywood Heartthrob! SQUEE!!) I will say that though this is a step away from her usual, this is no less than her other stories. I know sometimes an author will branch out from their usual and the effort falls a little flat but not with this one. And this woman can write some heat. Let me tell you…This is the hottest yet that, I’ve read from her so far to date. I’m not Latin, but it makes me want to speak Spanish because it’s just a hawter language than English. So, don’t let her break from the norm stop you from buying this book. Yes, I would recommend it. It definitely isn’t a fade to black in the sex department so be prepared to sit with a fan because you’re going to need something to help cool you down.


A smile spread from one ear to the other. He liked her. He hadn’t had a door slammed in his face since…since his days of pounding the pavement running from one audition to another, really. It made him feel like that normal schlub that he hadn’t been for years. Man, he missed that schlub. Granted, she wasn’t being rude. She was unsettled. She had other things on her mind.

With a quiet chuckle, he turned and headed back out onto the porch, reaching for his cell in his back pocket. The sun was well overhead now, and the north side of the porch was shaded after being bathed in sunlight all morning. He walked to the far end, away from Tasha’s window, before swiping his phone on.

Two missed calls from Yvonne. He’d only felt his phone vibrate for one of them. Tasha must have had his attention for the other. Two voicemails too. He ignored them both and hit return call.

“You know I hate it when you ignore my calls,” Yvonne said by way of greeting.

“And you know I hate it when you pull strings that shouldn’t be pulled for me,” he answered. “We’re even.”

There was a fraction of a pause from the other end before Yvonne said, “I can get rid of her by tomorrow. Give me an hour to find another—”

“No,” Spence cut her off. “She stays.”

“Spence, sweetheart, you don’t need to be all noble and heroic until the cameras are rolling. If you want her gone—”

“I don’t. I like her. Besides, I really did wreck a lifelong ambition of hers. She told me the whole story.”

“I’m sure she did.” Yvonne’s voice dripped with sarcasm.

Spence clenched his jaw and ran a hand through his hair. He glanced out over the beach. Low tide. Kids playing in the water, the older ones skittering across waves on skim-boards. Parents and grandparents napping in the sun or under beach umbrellas. He breathed it all in.

“Not everyone makes things up for a living,” he scolded Yvonne. “Some people are what they appear to be.”

“Not in your line of work, sweetheart.”

“Tell me about it,” he muttered. “I’m fine with Tasha staying here for the summer. It’s the least I can do. Everything will be fine. Call off whatever dogs you have waiting in the wings to go after her.”

“Are you sure? It won’t take much.”

“I’m sure. Besides,” he glanced back along the side of the house as Tasha opened her bedroom window, “I like her.” He lowered her voice. Tasha’s pale green curtains swirled out through the window. “I’d like to get to know her better.”

His comment was met by tense silence, then. “Spence. Don’t do anything stupid.”


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