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Rating 4/5 stars
What fun is life without a little bit of trouble? Retired supermodel and forever wild child Olivia Sweet is nothing but trouble. The youngest Sweet triplet is back in her hometown, but instead of a triumphant return it’s a parade of humiliations. She’s broke, homeless and dealing with the fallout from her scumbag ex-boyfriend publishing naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website. Staid and stalwart veteran Mateo Garcia has seen more trouble than a man ever should in his lifetime. He’s gone from pretty boy Marine to a small town police chief with a chip on his shoulder and scars covering the left side of his face. Now his former lover, Olivia, is back in town and living next door. When the two are forced to work together to fix up the crumbling veterans’ center, the sparks fly between the beauty and the man who sees himself as a beast. Not everyone is happy that Olivia is back home though and Mateo has to choose between the town who wants her gone and an uncertain future with a woman who he thinks could never love him…
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I haven’t read the first two books and I will remedy that someday. That means that I still don’t know why the town hated the Sweets so much. It’s never explained in the story and Olivia is only telling us the effects of that hate without mentioning it’s origin. The reviews I read in the first book didn’t help. That was bothering me the most.
I was wondering which is the most appropriate rating for this book. I thought 4 start, then 5 and then 3. As you can see I settled on 4. The reasons I couldn’t give it 5 stars were a) the whole hate things as I mentioned above and b) the coverage of the topics this book included.
You see, this book has Olivia, who is penniless, jobless and homeless, returning to a small town that hates her, Matteo, who still feels guilty about what happened to his last mission, the scars that cover his face and make him isolate himself and feel self hate, a veteran station that needs to a rebuild/renovation and a nameless dog that is seeking a name and a home. And of course, let’s not forget that Olivia and Matteo have to fall in love while their enemies try to destroy everything. I felt that the author could have expanded the book length a little and give all these plots room to shine and unravel. I am surprised the author managed to cover all of these plots in 155 πages, but then I guess the story doesn’t have time to bore the reader.
I couldn’t give it 3 stars because I don’t feel like the book deserves them, as if it would downgrade the book.
After reading about it, I want to eat a slice of pecan pie. I have never before tasted one and I want to see what the fuss is about. I always have a soft spot for animals that appear in a book. Matteo’s relationship with the dog (I won’t spoil the name he gets) reminded me of Stone's relationship with Pink in Searching for Always. The dog and Handsome were good companions.
About Avery Flynn:
Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she
turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.
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