Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Politics, Romance, Small Town Romance, Western
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He's more than her protector…
Being a cop in a small Georgia town is a pretty peaceful job, and one that Boone Braddock takes pride in. Babysitting the governor's daughter, however, isn't Boone's idea of police duty. Especially when it's Susannah Rhodes, who has an impulsive streak a mile wide.
Boone was Susannah's crush in high school. He's still unmistakably handsome. Worse yet, it's impossible to keep anything from him—like the real reason she's returned home. And it's more impossible still to keep her distance. Because a long time ago, the two had shared something special. Something that was never finished….
I like the idea of a cowboy like sheriff, it just sounds like a hot guy, especially when he is being sent out to protect someone who may be in danger, so I was looking forward to this book. There were some things I enjoyed about the book but there were also quite a few things that just didn’t do it for me.
To start off with Susannah was just annoying to me. I really at no point identified with her as a character and found her to be more annoying then anything else. Yes, I do agree as a character she had good intentions and a good heart, but at the end of the day the way the author wrote her, she ended up just being super preachy to me, and I couldn’t get past it. So she is kind of all about the environment, she want to do organic farming on some of Boone’s family land, and when the book starts she is setting chickens free. It just came off as very preachy and I don’t think it really did much for the story in my opinion.
Boone I liked a lot more than I liked Susannah. He is a good man, he takes care of his responsibilities and he is a small town lawman, I also think he is fairer than most. And personally, he has way more patience for Susannah that I ever would have had, even when there is some family tension about what to do with the family land.
Truth be told I didn’t feel like there was any sizzle between Boone and Susannah, I really didn’t believe that they had any real lasting feelings for each other. I think part of the reason is that the author made a conscious choice not to have any hot and heavy scenes in this book. Overall the whole thing was just kind of a cute PG romance between two adults. I wish the book had pulled me in more, but alas it didn’t. If you enjoy clean and sweet romance books, then I think you might enjoy this book.