Vashti’s life has been a rocky one. At sixteen she got pregnant but she never admitted who the father was, which was enough for the little town of Catalina Cove to be against her. To protect her, her parents took her to a home for unwed mothers and left her there alone until the baby was born. Only to die a few hours after being delivered. Later on in life, Vashti got married to Scott only to be cheated on. Now, at the age of thirty-two, with her divorce finalized, she’s inheriting her aunt’s B&B in Catalina Cove. After being so mistreated in that town, there’s no way she’s coming back there, so selling the B&B seems to be the only way to go.
But she can’t because the town doesn’t want her too. With that, she has no other way than to come back to Catalina Cove and reopen the B&B. Back in her hometown, she finds herself drawn to Sawyer, the Sherriff, in inexplicable ways.
Gotta be honest, this is not my favorite book of Brenda Jackson. And here’s why: the sex scenes sounded a little forced. It’s not the worst thing ever but I feel like they don’t sound very real. Their attraction is something they never experienced before; so strong and new and as I already said, inexplicable, so I was expecting something a little bit better.
On the bright side, I loved loved loved the storyline. There are a lot of secrets that you never even imagined were a possibility. For real, when you think you have it all figured out already, trust me, you haven’t because there’s still something that you haven’t found out yet! And the thing is, as unbelievable as that sounds, the story is not farfetched at all! It all makes sense and honestly, given what I see in the news nowadays, it is really close to reality.
This is a really character-focused kind of book, Ashti being the main character in this story. We get to see a lot of her pain, especially about the baby that she lost before she could even meet. We also get to see her struggle in starting a new relationship after the most important ones in her life went down so bad.
Overall, I’m not too fond of the writing style in this one, even though the storyline is actually quite good!
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