Natalie is the Sheriff in a small Oregon town that she grew up in. She is surprised when she runs into her first kiss crush, Sarah, who has returned to town after the dissolution of her marriage.
Bryant mentions that this started as a novella but ended up having more to write about these characters. I’m glad she did because this was a super sweet and enjoyable read.
There is not a lot of crime in the small town, but Natalie finds herself trying to solve the mystery of the garbage meddling dog that continues to evade her.
Meanwhile, Natalie and Sarah’s family are doing what they can to push the two together.
As I mentioned before, this was super sweet. I thought that their coming together and developing feelings were cute and realistic. I’m always amused when characters try to fight what is clearly happening in the romance department.
I only have two critiques. One, why oh why do people have to immediately call each other pet names like baby? It is even worse when it happens during the first intimate encounter. Two, I like angst. This didn’t have enough of it. The back end of this story was super fluffly and cheesy.
Despite those two things, I really liked this one.
I recommend this to people who love to read about romance, small towns, second chances, women in uniform, well intentioned families, cute children, loyal pets, and ROUS.
I received an ARC from Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.