Review: Summer’s Need
Author: Ann Mayburn
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date 9-14-2012
As the youngest vice-president at her computer security company, Summer Torfan was a successful and driven consultant. She worked hard to provide for her family, but soon loses sight of her largest priority and finds herself in a struggling marriage. Once upon a time, Dave and Summer had a love that was consuming…before her success. Now, they are in marriage counseling. They decided together that Dave would stay at home and raise their young family allowing Summer to pursue her career. Always the supporting husband, he never was jealous of her success.
With smoldering good looks, Dave can still make her toes curl with a deep sensual kiss, but he will not compete with her job for her attention. Summer must leave town for another business trip and does so with tension in the air. She is wrought with guilt when Dave won’t speak to her when she calls home. When a mysterious gift arrives with special instructions, Summer gives up control and does as she is told. All her life she has strived for attention from her father, trying to prove herself over and over again except someone else is in control this time.
I fell in love with this story and its characters. Dave being such a devoted husband and father, and Summer such a strong woman who spreads herself way too thin…like a lot of mom’s. I enjoyed the times that Dave took control to allow her to just be in the moment. The moral of the story is very profound though…we, as people spend too much time looking to the future that we miss the best things right under our noses. I was sad to see their story end, but loved it completely. Kudos to Ann for another lovely story.
Michele gives this book