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Book Review | Only One Summer by Award-Winning Author @kmdaughters #romance #bookreview

Title: Only One Summer, Book 2, Sisters of the Legend Trilogy

Author: K.M. Daughters

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Book Blurb:

Summer Layton’s prophetic dreams tell her that a friend from her past, Vinnie Carlucci, is in trouble. Soon she learns that the FBI has suspended him from duty, after he is framed for a crime he swears he did not commit. Being a high-powered, no-nonsense defense attorney, Summer takes Vinnie on as a client, but damning evidence against him continues to mount.

When unexpected sparks fly, Summer and Vinnie find themselves entangled in more than a fight to get his job back. If Summer fails to prove his innocence, she’ll lose the man she loves…and he’ll lose his freedom.

My Review:

Summer Layton has a special gift and when one of her dreams foretells Vinnie Carlucci, a friend of the family, in danger, she knows she must help him. After contacting him, she discovers he’s been accused by the FBI of stealing and he’s been suspended, pending an investigation. Summer agrees to represent him. The more she digs into the investigation, the more incriminating evidence is unearthed. Someone is framing Vinnie but who? There’s more than his job at stake when he discovers her secret. Can Summer prove his innocence without losing her heart to him?

Only One Summer is book two in the Sisters of the Legend Trilogy and if possible, this is even better than book one (Bewitching Breeze). Both Summer and Vinnie are strong characters with plenty to hide. The suspense subplot moves the plot along while the romance makes this a five-star read. Attraction is pretty immediate but them getting together takes work. As they push and pull each other, they form a sustaining foundation, and this is needed later on when Vinnie learns Summer’s secret.

A magical romance with huge doses of suspense. I kept trying to discover the culprit before it was revealed and I have to say, I never figured it out. Well done, K.M. Daughters on building a solid mystery wrapped in a fantasy romance. Even though this is book two, it can be read as a standalone. Highly recommend!

Favorite Character/Quote: Summer. She’s such a fun character and I loved exploring her feelings for Vinnie while trying to remain professional. She has a tough exterior but inside she’s squishy and lovable.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

K.M. Daughters is the penname for team writers and sisters, Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare. The penname is dedicated to the memory of their parents, “K”ay and “M”ickey Lynch. K.M. Daughters is the author of 15 award-winning romance genre, women’s fiction and Christian fiction novels. The “Daughters” are wives, mothers and grandmothers residing in the Chicago suburbs and on the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Visitors are most welcome at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Dec 23, 2019

Love the sound of this book, KM! Off to look it up! Great review!

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