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Author: Amy Andrews
Publisher: Holiday Books, Tule Publishing
Published: September 22nd, 2015
This is an emotive romance and a great read which I really enjoyed! As a romance it obviously has two core characters but it also has a plethora of additional ones who are introduced, developed and play important roles in this and, according to the author’s introduction, in future books in this series. These include some fantastic residents in the small outback community where most of the story is set. The story explores aspects of coping with grief, familial responsibilities, friendship and community without being morbid in any way. The dying wish of a mother, enforced by her sons, is having a negative impact on her only daughter, Lacey Weston, who struggles to cope with her grief as they send her away from family and friends to study fashion. She’s only nineteen and away from her support network, struggling to cope. That’s when she first encounters Cooper Grainger, she claims she’s twenty four and called Tracy – things get hot between them pretty quickly and they have a night to remember!
Cooper Grainger is an ex-cop who had been shot and seriously injured whilst on duty and is now working in his family’s vehicle repair workshop, gaining a great reputation for restoring classic vehicles. His old partner and best friend when a police officer was Ethan, Lacey’s brother. Neither knew that when they first met and they don’t let on to Ethan they had already met when Ethan asks Cooper to look after his little sister. Coop is determined to keep his hands off her now but keeps coming to her rescue until finally she’s had enough and is determined to go home again. That’s when everything starts hitting fans everywhere! With more lies, misunderstanding, close encounters, fantastic opportunities and love there’s nothing straight forward about how this story progresses!
Like a great, fast paced roller coaster ride this story has more ups, downs, twists and turns than ever. Whilst the relationship between the main characters is hot, I am pleased to say this is expertly written, tasteful, leaving some aspects to the reader’s imagination rather than as blatant erotica. The story is a totally engaging and entertaining read from start to fantastic finish – I can’t wait to read more in this series!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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