Grace King knows two things for certain: she loves working at her grandmother's café and she loves the hunky town sheriff. She always has. As she bakes him sweet treats, Grace fantasizes about helping him work up an appetite all night long. But whenever she thinks she's finally getting somewhere, he whips out some excuse to escape. Growing up, he never looked twice at her. Now Grace won't rest until she has Jax's undivided attention.
Jaxson Anderson can't deny that his best friend's kid sister is the sexiest woman in Mirabelle, Florida. Unwilling to burden Grace with his painful past, Jax keeps the sassy blonde at arm's length. Yet one heated kiss crumbles all of his carefully built defenses. But when a town secret surfaces, threatening to destroy everything they believe in, can the man who defended Grace from bullies as a child protect her now?
This book is sweet, cute, funny, and down right addicting. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down! This is my first Shannon Richard book and will not be my last. This is book 2 in a series, but it is definitely okay as a stand-alone. I haven't read book 1 yet, and in no way did I feel like I missed anything. I am, however, going back to read book 1.
Jax about drove me up the wall with his self doubting! Poor Grace, she never doubted and stayed right there and took it like a woman until he was finally able to admit it to himself. I like the secondary story going on with the burglary and thefts. It really added that extra drama to the story to keep it going.
Really good book and glad I stumbled across this author. I like her writing style!!
*Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!!