Summer Thunder by A.B. Gibson
ABOUT THE BOOK
Lily is headstrong, independent, and stuck in a loop of bad luck. She makes fairy figurines that customers buy to bring them good luck, but her merchandise doesn’t seem do the same for her. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t believe in them.
Theos is handsome and charismatic, a kite-surfing superstar who travels the world. So why is he drawn to Lily and the store on a California beach she struggles to keep afloat? And could she be the one to trigger the awakening of his unusual destiny?
I chose this book mainly because of the beautiful cover and of course the hint of fantasy.
Her luck couldn’t be any worse. The bills are piling up and Lily Harper’s shop, The Fairy Kingdom, just isn’t bringing customers in like she hoped until the mysterious and very attractive Theos, the kite surfing King, enters her store with his bevy of followers. After buying some of her most expensive sculptures, he suggests she create male fairies. And who better to model for her new sculptures than the sexy Theos himself. Her attraction to Theos is very strong, but she has an 11-year-old son, Jamie, to raise while going through a divorce with her husband Kelly who has violent tendencies. If that isn’t bad enough, she finds out her building is up for sale and she has to raise $100,000 to buy it. She really needs her luck to change…and perhaps Theos is her good luck charm.
This is a sweet and magical romance with a little bit of everything from romance to suspense, from mystery to fairies. I felt so bad for Lily when everything just seemed to pile up on her and there didn’t seem to be a way out. Theos had me wondering about his impromptu disappearances, just when I expected more, but I can’t reveal any more than that without spoiling the story. As far as Greta, the witch, and Lily’s friend and next-door business owner goes, I’m not sure Lily should have forgiven her so easily.
Apparently, Mr. Gibson normally writes thrillers and I think he did a wonderful job on his first romantic fantasy. It’s nice to see another man trying his hand at this genre. If you like charming and enchanting romances with a bit of real-life issues thrown in, give this book a try.
Thank you to Mr. Gibson for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With over four decades in the advertising business, Alan has written and produced television, radio, print and digital commercials and built his reputation as one of the most creative players in entertainment advertising. Not content with writing in thirty and sixty-second formats, he took to novel writing in 2015 and published three best-selling mystery/thrillers, under the pen name of A.B. Gibson. High Voltage is published by Story Merchant Books.
Alan’s first book, The Dead of Winter, is the inspiration for The Seeding, a feature film he is producing with Ken Atchity Productions. Gibson also is an Executive Producer of The Book of Leah, a feature film due for release in 2020.
He serves as Co-founder and Chairman of OneClick.chat, a video social engagement platform startup that often competes for time with his writing.