Review: Sunshine on Silver Lake by Annie Rains

With summer just around the corner, Emma St. James is eagerly planning a 5K run at Sweetwater Springs National Park. But first she needs the help of one charming, rugged, and handsome park ranger. Her brief high school romance with Jack Hershey may have ended in heartbreak, but Emma can't deny that he still gives her butterflies. So when Jack responds to her request with an all-too-tempting plea to pretend to be his girlfriend for the summer, how can she say no?

Jack would do anything for his sister -- even pretend to give up his bachelor life to care for his nephew. Passing his days with his high school sweetheart guarantees one long, hot summer -- but only because every moment together leaves him wanting a real relationship. He can't imagine spending another season without Emma by his side. Can he convince her to give their love a second chance before the summer draws to a close?

As you know I do love Annie Rains. Her Sweetwater Springs series has been so good. I've really enjoyed the characters and the writing. Each time I get one of her books in my hand I just want to sit down and do nothing until it's finished. 

Let's talk about Sunshine on Silver Lake. I really liked these two. They are so meant to be together but neither can man up and tell the other. Instead, they play this dance of one step in, two steps back. This happens for most of the book. Usually, that might annoy me but for some reason with them, it didn't. I think it's because of how the author set up the story.

They had a few things going against them that you learn about as you read the story but even with their few issues they are able to work through them in no time once they realized what they mean to each other. 

I totally understand why Emma felt the way she did about her stepmom and was glad she was able to deal with it. 

I was also glad that the author didn't gloss over a major plot point of the story. I don't want to mention too much and give it away so I'll leave it to you to read it and figure out what I'm talking about. 

This is a wonderful story of love and family and all the issues you have with them. But since it's a romance you have a HEA with both the romance and family. I think you'll enjoy the Hershey parts. I know I did. I'm really looking forward to more by this author and hope to see Jack and Emma in them. 

Have any of you read her before? I suggest you read her series in order because the books read better that way. 


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