Genre: Contemporary Romance
Warnings: It’s a romance for adult. There are a few open door sex scenes.
Publisher: Forever Yours
THEIR LOVE WAS UNDENIABLE
Grace King knows two things for certain: she loves working at her grandmother’s café and she loves the hunky town sheriff. She always has. As she bakes him sweet treats, Grace fantasizes about helping him work up an appetite all night long. But whenever she thinks she’s finally getting somewhere, he whips out some excuse to escape. Growing up, he never looked twice at her. Now Grace won’t rest until she has Jax’s undivided attention.
Jaxson Anderson can’t deny that his best friend’s kid sister is the sexiest woman in Mirabelle, Florida. Unwilling to burden Grace with his painful past, Jax keeps the sassy blonde at arm’s length. Yet one heated kiss crumbles all of his carefully built defenses. But when a town secret surfaces, threatening to destroy everything they believe in, can the man who defended Grace from bullies as a child protect her now?
About the Author:
Shannon Richard grew up in the Panhandle of Florida as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book, and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in English literature and still lives in Tallahassee, where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She’s still waiting for her Southern, scruffy Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she’s a pretty big fan of the whimsy.
This book is a second installment of a series, but each book can be read as a stand alone.
When my request on Netgalley was accepted, I was really happy because this book sounded like a perfect blend of sweetness and hotness. It’s also more than that.
I really had a good time reading it. It’s always great to read a romance that takes place in a small town and you’ve got all these people really close living close the ones that are true assholes. I’m quite fond of that kind of scene and in that I’m not disappointed.
The little issue I have with that, though, is that there are many characters. Too many sometimes. Some people have a really tiny role, so much so that I have a feeling that they could have been absent and that way it wouldn’t dragged the story longer. Don’t get me wrong, these characters are great, but they don’t really bring something to Grace and Jax’s story as it is. And the ones that should have been more present to give even more depth to Jax’s character – I’m thinking about his parents – have a too tiny appearence that was almost cliché in comparison to what I was expecting.
Also, some events were explained almost like a second hand report instead of being showed to us, which made me step out of the story a few times. It would have been great to see more of what happened when some characters were at the police station and such. It would have brought even more of an edge to the whole mystery and tension-filled part of the story. That’s a little too much of a miss for me.
But the thing I truly love is the relationship between Grace and Jax. These two work so perfectly together and I loved to read their scenes, to witness their issues and how it came up between them. And damn! Some scenes are really hot!
The writing style was simple which is a good thing for such a story because it’s not boring and it conveys the emotions quite well. There were a few things I think are maybe almost too simplistic, but I’m being picky.
In the end I have a hard time to rate this one as I’m thinking something between 3.5 and 4 stars is quite accurate. This book was an enjoyable read, was quite fun and sexy, but it’s not a must read for me. I recommend this to readers looking for a good romance taking place in a small town. I’m sure you will have a good time with Grace and Jax.
Who read this book? Hot stuff or not?