The Long Hot Summer Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Kelly Andrews arrives at Blackstone Farms she isn't prepared for the sight of her handsome, sexy boss, Ryan Blackstone. Hired as a teacher at Blackstone Farms Day School by Ryan's father, Sheldon, Kelly is a dedicated and loving teacher. Ryan, a veterinarian, is the father of a four year old son, Sean. Ryan is distrustful of beautiful women, particularly since his wife walked out on him and their son due to her dissatisfaction with life at Blackstone Farms. Ryan vows he will never trust a woman again. Kelly has already lost her love buddy, her beloved husband who was killed in an accident. Although Kelly feels an attraction to Ryan, she has no intention of getting involved with the man. Despite both of their intentions to stay away from each other, neither Kelly nor Ryan can resist the pull of their mutual attraction. One kiss leads to another until they become intimate. As Ryan and Kelly's relationship deepens, both of them are stymied by their past issues. Kelly is afraid of losing another man she loves, while Ryan thinks Kelly may leave Blackstone Farms if she becomes bored with the lifestyle.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful If he's not white he must be...    -   black

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   blissful If she's not white she must be...    -   black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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