Series: Razor Bay
Author: Susan Andersen
“Wrong for each other” never felt more right Even a lifelong traveler like Harper Summerville has to admire the scenery in Razor Bay, Washington. There’s the mountains. The evergreens. The water. And Max Bradshaw, the incredibly sexy deputy sheriff. Still, Harper’s here only for the summer, working covertly for her family’s foundation. And getting involved with this rugged, intense former marine would be a definite conflict of interest—professionally and personally.
Max’s scarred childhood left him determined to put down roots in Razor Bay, yet one look at Harper—a woman who happily lives out of a suitcase—leaves him speechless with desire for things he’s never had. He might not be big on talking, but Max’s toe-curling kisses are getting the message across loud and clear. Harper belongs here, with him, because things are only beginning to heat up .
When I picked up That Thing Called Love the first book in this series I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve tried reading Susan Andersen over the years and have never been able to get into her books. However there was something about this town and this man I had to read.
However as I read Jake’s story I found myself drawn more and more to his older brother Max and what drove him. I’ve waited a year to discover who Max is and what drove him. And I have to say I love Max. For me this book was all about Max. While I knew he had a heroine, I didn’t care to know about her. Not like I usually do. So long as she took care of the enormous heart that Max has I didn’t care who she was or what she did.
This is a guy who as a small child had his life ripped apart and never put back together. That is until he joined the Marines. Now he’s a deputy in the Razor Bay Sheriff’s department and having a relationship with his brother for the first time in his life. All through out this book you see how the events in his childhood effected him, and still effect him as an adult.
One of my favorite scenes is Max’s birthday. I may have teared up a bit at this scene.
When Max reaches his breaking point and tells Harper for once he wants to come first in someone’s life, that just once he wants to someone’s number one priority my heart broke for him.
This is one of those books that will fully engage your emotions…at least when it comes to Max. Like I said before Harper wasn’t really on my radar as far this book was concerned.
Not that she wasn’t a great character, she was. She managed to see to the heart of who Max was and what he needed. Most of the time she was great at it. However when it became serious she panicked and hurt him. BUT she immediately knew how much she hurt him and set about making it right.
This was a good read. It kept me engaged in the story, wanting to know how Max and Harper were going to have their HEA. Then there’s the twist that comes along in regards to Max and his brother Jake. A twist I can’t wait to see resolved in the next book. I will say to truly understand the relationship between Max and Jake you need to read his book.