Summer Spark [Four Season #1] by Ginnie Carmichael
Published: December 11, 2014
Format: free Kindle read
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile
Desperate to keep her teenage daughter from running with the wrong crowd again, Elsie Anderson makes the painful decision to leave Seattle for good. For her, solitude is a small price to pay for keeping Sophie out of trouble. Love is the last thing on Elsie’s mind, especially in a small town like Smithfield, Virginia.
Alex Becker is the star of Smithfield's firefighting department. He may be a hero, but at night he sees a broken man in the mirror. There was a time when he believed in love, but that all disappeared after he unexpectedly lost his wife late last year.
They both need a second chance at love. Will Elsie be able to overcome her fear of getting another broken heart? Will Alex ever be able to love again?
Summer Spark is the first in a series focusing on Elsie and her daughter. In this read they move after Elsie is worry about her daughter and the crowd she is running with. Elsie moves to a small town hoping that it’s a better environment for her daughter and for her writing. Elsie is a single mother who adopted her daughter at a young age and isn’t really looking for a relationship. She soon meets Alex and suffering the loss of his wife isn’t really looking for anyone either. They soon meet and of course sparks fly. But both are scared of letting anyone in, scared that they aren’t really for love but also scared to lose each other.
This is a perfect quick read that’s cute and I love the characters in it. I love seeing Elsie and Alex blossoming love story and I can’t wait to see how the other books in the series play out. There is a cliffhanger of sorts so it’s not really a standalone book but it’s one I will definitely continue to read.