the annual Montana festival of Midsommardagen, a law enforcement
official must protect a beautiful nurse from her past, thereby breaking his own
vow to never risk his heart.
Lindstrom never had much faith in love. He saw his parents’ marriage collapse
and vowed to avoid the same anguish himself. His fiercely protective nature
drew him to a career in law enforcement, where he’s managed to keep himself and
his heart safe…until now.
Svenson is in danger. After leaving her home in secret, her only hope for
safety seems to lie in the hands of a man who has steeled himself against her
deep blue eyes and sunny smile. But sparks fly between the nurse and her
handsome protector, and those sparks become fire as Katrin melts the ice
surrounding Erik’s heart. That fire will ward off the dark force determined to
keep their sweet midsummer nights from being an impossibly perfect forever.
I was introduced to Katy when she sent me a copy of By Proxy and I was suppose to review it by Christmas and so much shit happened and it slipped through my fingers before I had a chance to... Siiiggghh... So when I saw her second book Midsummer Sweetheart was coming out and there was a blog tour for it, I jumped on it in order to redeem my assholeryness from before. And I am so glad I read it but I am also kicking my own ass for letting the first one slip through the cracks!!
This book takes you inside the lives of Katrin and Erik.. A Hopeless romantic and a commitment phobe. Erik shies away from anything to deal with dating, flowers, or the big L word... of course that doesn't stop him from enjoying a woman from time to time but he makes it a habit to not "do" the same one over and over... A real charmer, that one.
BUT, of course, there is this thing about soul mates that seems to change your overall perception of love and commitment and it seemed Katrin and Erik were undoubtedly meant for one another. From the very first touch of skin on skin, there was just a magnetic pull. Even though they both pushed and pulled and tried to fight it, they couldn't.
This book was magnetic, charming, sweet, and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters. Katy is a fabulous writer and her characters make your heart just swoon. I wasn't sure if I was rooting for Erik or if I wanted to smack him upside his head! But when the situations reversed and he was the one chasing Kat.. I couldn't help but fall for him hard core and root for them until the very end.
Oh and laugh at his expense of course ;)...
The way Katy described the scenery was adorable and I could picture myself up in the small town surrounded by charm and magnetic atmosphere. Most of the time when I think of Montana, I think of snow... lots and lots of snow... But Katy changed my perception and made me actually want to visit this place!!
The text messages were probably my favorite part of the book! They were sweet, flirty, and reminded me a lot of when my husband and I were dating... There was enough drama to make it more interesting and not overly sweet where I wanted to roll my eyes and throw the book across the room.
And, Oh boy, was the drama intense.
I was hanging on the edge of my seat in most parts, just waiting to see what that ex-douche was going to do...
But you'll have to read it for yourself and find out...
Overall, I give this book a 4/5 and if you want a clean romance with two strong characters that you can't help but love, then grab this book and DEVOUR it soon!!
Katy is a 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations contest finalist who has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny,
heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of
all Romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of
time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own. Katy lives
in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her
writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children and
two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best
love stories of all can often be the messy or unexpected ones. Katy has a Paranormal
alter-ego: KP Kelley - https://twitter.com/KPKelleyAuthor
Her Paranormal It's You is scheduled for a Winter 2014 release.
Katy Regnery - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery
Midsummer Sweetheart – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20613919-midsummer-sweetheart?ac=1