SUMMER OF NO ATTACHMENTS by Lori Foster

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Summer flings with no strings mean nobody gets hurt.

At least, that was the plan…

After putting the brakes on her dead-end relationship, local veterinarian Ivey Anders is ready to soak up this summer on her own terms. The way she sees it, no dating means no disappointment.

Why complicate life with anything long-term? But when she meets Corbin Meyer—and his troubled young son, Justin—Ivey’s no-strings strategy threatens to unravel before she can put it into practice.

Trust doesn’t come easy for Ivey’s best friend, Hope Mage, a veterinary-clinic assistant who’s affected by an incident that’s colored every relationship she’s had. Though Hope’s happy for Ivey, she can’t quite open her own heart to the possibility of love. Not just yet… Maybe not ever. Soon, however, she’s faced with a dilemma—Corbin’s older brother, Lang. He’s charming, he’s kind…and he may just be the reason Hope needs to finally tear down her walls.

And as the sweet summer months unspool, the two friends discover love won’t give up on them so easily.


This is a standalone double romance with a lot of heart. The main romance is Ivey’s; after two fairly uneventful and boring years, Ivey dumps the man who didn’t thrill her. A successful veterinarian, she decides she’d rather be single than be with someone who does nothing for her. He’s not a bad guy, just uninterested in her and frankly, she’s not too interested in him either. Until she breaks up with him – then he decides maybe they should be together but she isn’t having any part of it.

Corbin is a newcomer to this small town, and very good looking. He comes with a teenage son, and soon his older brother Lang comes to stay. Ivey and Corbin have some chemistry, which gets her to rethink her idea of a summer with no attachments. Corbin just learned he had a son when an old girlfriend drops him off and says adios. He is shocked, but happy, and is trying hard to build a relationship with his son.

Ivey’s vet assistant, Hope, is also her best friend. Hope is extremely shy, especially around men, because of an issue with her sister’s fiancé. But for some reason, Corbin’s brother appeals to her. He treats her with such kindness she can’t help but be drawn to him. Ivey is so happy for her friend as she is finally coming out of her shell.

Both romances work well here, and there is enough drama and laughter to keep the pages turning. Another terrific read from one of my favorite authors.

8/2021 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

SUMMER OF NO ATTACHMENTS by Lori Foster. HQN; Original edition (June 22, 2021). ISBN: 978-1335459893. 336 pages.

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