Series: The Donovan Brothers Book #2
Author: Susan Meier
Blurb: From cold feet to hot-blooded…
Former Marine and current rancher Cade Donovan left his hometown looking for a fresh start. But then Cade inherits the grocery store that his grandfather won from the O’Riley family in a poker game more than thirty years ago. The same store that caused a bitter feud between the two families. And worse still, Cade has to return home to confront his past—and share his inheritance with the enemy…the all-grown-up and sinfully tempting Piper O’Riley.
After ditching two fiancés at the altar, Piper has a reputation for being the town’s runaway bride. The irony is, Piper is woefully inexperienced when it comes to real, true physical attraction. And working with Cade is torture. The kind that can keep a girl up all night imagining naughty, delicious things. Things that Cade is more than happy to show her…
It’s all fun and sexy games…until the truth of why Cade left town comes out.
Thoughts: This is just a good, solid romance featuring life in a small town – with all that goes along with it. Small town gossip, Hatfield and McCoy type feuds, etc. Cade left town long ago, and as soon as he hits town, the sparks between him and Piper are obvious – however, as soon as they both discover who exactly who it was they were talking to, they are quick to smoother those sparks – and fast! Unfortunately, the wind up inheriting a grocery store – together- which puts them in close proximity on a day by day basis. They wind up developing a mutual fondness and respect for each other – and those sparks turn into a bonfire! When more and more truths are revealed – will it bring them together? Or further apart?
Again, it’s good…it never quite tips the scales over into great for me, but I would definitely give it a good, solid B.