And as much as Tabby is considered a “bad girl” by the small town folk, she’s actually a great heroine. She’s hard working, a great friend, and a free spirit who marches to the beat of her own drum. She was relatable and her inner dialogue was pretty hilarious at times.
Chad is a damn near perfect book boyfriend. He’s a nice guy and a good, upstanding cop. But he also manages to be super sexy and alpha at the same time, which is ANOTHER refreshing change from the norm in this book. A hot cop who isn’t a cocky jerk. Huh. Who knew they even existed in romance land?
The romance between Chad and Tabby was a nice slow burn. Did I get irritated with Tabby at times for emotionally retreating instead of facing her feelings head-on? Sure. But I let it go because she had good reasons for feeling the way she did.(Lots of small town history. I won’t give anything away other than that.) Did I get irritated with Chad for not realizing how things were going to go down between Tabby and his family? Sure. But I let it go because he was only trying to see the good in everyone. (He’s just that kind of guy.)
And we all know that sex scenes are NOT the good parts of romance novels, but...the sex scenes here are HOT HOT HOT. Fans of spicy contemporary romance will NOT be disappointed.
So, all in all, this was a great read from a great author. No real surprise there. You can 1-click with confidence.
Full disclosure: We received an ARC from the author, free of charge.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s stigma free. No rehab needed!
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