Cherokee Summer

New Adult

SUSPENSE/THRILLER:  he last thing Ace expects to find while spending the summer in Cherokee, North Carolina is a boyfriend – until she meets Cherokee Tribe member John Spears. As their friendship blossoms, they find their life experiences mirror each other, and they fall in love. The star-crossed lovers remain committed to their mutual belief that the universe has drawn them together despite all the hurdles thrown at them by well-meaning family members and jealous frenemies. However, when Ace suddenly disappears after sending John a strange text, they have to rely on their trust in each other to save both their lives and their love.

This new adult romance warms the heart with sweet, first love nostalgic feelings while keeping readers glued to the pages with all the obstacles that are thrown in the way of these strong, captivating characters. Although the plot seems to be a bit slow at times, the story has a mostly steady pace with typical interracial conflicts that readers expect in a romance between a Native American young man and a young white woman. But the story is in no way typical due to the emotional issues this couple faces in their lives. This ‘real life’ emotional turbulence causes friction in their family lives as well as in their blossoming love life which causes readers to shed a few tears as they become completely caught up in this romance. Suspense and excitement build as some of the frenemies’ conflicts grow increasingly hostile and then deadly as Ace disappears in this thrilling and enjoyable star-crossed romance.

E.L. Hurley