Title: Flames of Summer
Author: Kate Merrill
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Keywords: Champagne Rose, Spicy
Page Count: 262
ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-779-X
ISBN For Print: 978-1601547798
Publisher: The Wild Rose PressBuy-Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/flames-of-summer-p-4111.html
Cole Montgomery has it all…success, women, and a brilliant future as a physician in Birmingham, Alabama. Yet he is restless and incomplete. Seeking the happiness that eludes him, he returns to his tiny hometown of Millville to work in the cotton mill and search for the father he never knew, the man who caused him to be born a bastard.
Amelia Mansfield has an agenda. After graduating with an advanced business degree in Philadelphia, she seeks to fulfill her empty life by returning to Millville. Her goal is to wrestle control of her family’s mill empire from the hands of her ruthless father, proving once and for all that a woman can be more than just a pretty face.
From the moment of their first meeting, Cole and Amelia seem star-crossed. Their attraction is immediate and passionate, and in one magic summer their relationship deepens to love until Fate intervenes. A bitter corporate struggle and long-buried secrets erupt in greed, jealousy, and finally flames as one man’s shameful past conspires to pull the lovers apart for all time.
Two people come back to their hometown for different reasons, but when they meet, sparks fly, but the stakes are high.
Flames of Summer is like a country version of Romeo and Juliet, but with a much different ending. Amelia comes from a family of money and power, whereas Cole doesn't know who his father is and whose mother is no longer alive.
Well written, this novel plays out like a movie in my head. I could see the description, the action in my mind as I read this. There's plenty of drama and action to keep the pages turning. I found myself enjoying Kate Merrill's Flames of Summer.