My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Finding What You Least Expected Stars!!!
Reviewed by Franci Neill
Kendall Ryan has delivered big on this one!! It's hot, sexy, swoony and snarky all in one book. Luke and Charlotte are the polar opposites of each other in every single way. She's running from something HUGE and he's in Shady Grove, TX trying to make the distillery he runs with his brother Duke (there's a story behind this name too) but these two are practically drawn to each other....
"The two of us? We made absolutely no sense....but our bodies didn't care. The chemistry zipping between us fueled an attraction that grew with every barb we lobbed at each other. He was fun and challenging in a way that was entirely new."And Charlotte was up for a challenge when it came to Luke that's for sure. Surprising even herself, she was enjoying being "stranded" in this small town. I loved watching how being with people that everyone considered family, you know where everyone has their nose in your business kind of family, changed her and for the better in my opinion.
As for Luke, he wasn't looking for love that's for sure, but he needed and wanted Charlotte and he'd stop at nothing to get her, which led to some very steamy scenes for our H/h. The writing and pace of this story is fabulous. I felt like I was in Shady Grove and could almost smell the sweet oak of the whiskey as Luke was describing it to Charlotte.
The fact that he didn't let her forget where she came from by calling her Duchess also made me laugh. Don't worry though, Charlotte didn't let him get away with much that's for sure! Her struggle to come to grips with who she was in this small town was a little heartbreaking as she came to some conclusions about her life that I don't think would have ever happened if Shady Grove hadn't happened to her.
There's so much about this book to love and our H/h that if you're like me, you'll fall in love with them and be sad when the story is over.
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