Robyn Carr writes what I call “grown-up” romance. There are no silly misunderstandings, or quirky oddball small town folk who live for matchmaking and comic relief. There are no unbelievable, outlandish plot twists. Robyn Carr writes about people we can all relate to: real people who overcome real obstacles to find their happiness. Sierra and Conrad’s story is no different.
Sierra is a great heroine. She’s damaged, but not broken. She’s made mistakes and she’s atoning for them the best way she knows how. Conrad is a perfect match for her. He’s alpha without being domineering or oppressively protective, and he’s patient with Sierra, never rushing her into anything. Their romance is slow to develop, which makes it all the more realistic and satisfying in the end.
The only thing that kept this one from being a completely flawless read for me was the hero's nickname: Connie. Sorry, but my mother-in-law’s name is Connie. There’s no way I could ever call a romance hero Connie, not even as a joke.
Overall, this story has a little something for everyone: an outstanding storyline, characters you’d be happy to know in real life, and just enough mild suspense to keep things interesting. Pick this one up when you’re looking for a little real-world comfort reading.
Total disclosure: the publisher generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
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