My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was the first Shannon Stacey romance I have read and I really enjoyed it. Of course you have to suspend disbelief in the set-up which forces our landscape gardener and former soldier together, but the small town, close family setting adds some credibility and the dialogue and wit is terrific. A fun read.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have enjoyed both of the previous books in this series and was very much looking forward to reading Chloe’s story.
In fact this book was my personal reward for submitting my book to my editor last week.
The small town harbour setting and the set up for the three sisters is dealt with quickly and we are straight into the story when sheriff Sawyer Thompson walks in on Chloe on page 8 and the sexual tension bounces back from the page and keeps you hooked.
Sawyer was not a character I liked immediately. Sexist to the extreme. Chloe had to work hard to make him attractive. Physical toughness and broad shoulders only go so far. Both characters are matched very well and are strangers to intimacy. But we got there in the end, even if the character arcs scream at you then bang you over the head and repeat them several times to make sure that you got them. Hence only three stars.
This is not a book for someone expecting a romantic relationship but ideal if you are looking for a very sensual read with some interesting banter.