My rating: 4 of 5 gargoyles
This was a sweet, yet hot, book from Maisey Yates. Sadie comes home after many years to the town she grew up and was known as a wild-child in. Of course the first person she runs into is the town sheriff, who was also the one who arrested her many years ago.
I really appreciated Sadie’s quest to settle down after years of avoiding her own issues. She acknowledges she has them and is finally facing up to them. That takes real strength, a strength that many category-romance females just don’t have, but then again, Ms. Yates excels in providing strong women as her heroines.
Ahhh, Eli. There’s just something about a man in a cop uniform. With handcuffs. Heh. He’s absolutely devoted to his family and is less than pleased when Sadie wants to run a B&B from his family’s land. However, kudos to him for not overtly trying to get her out (sabotaging anything). He wasn’t over the top in anything, simply a good man who (with good reason) doesn’t really trust Sadie.
Watching these two wind the treacherous path toward love was enjoyable and of course toward the end heart-rending. Ms. Yates makes me cry almost every time at the end of a book, and this one was no exception. Another fantastic book!
Book provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.