Published by Bliss, Entangled
Copy for review provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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.
I had very high hopes for this book! The first book in this series, Her Summer with the Marine , blew me away. I was totally blown away by that book and I was really looking forward to more books in this series. Unfortunately, this book was just ok for me. I kept hoping that it would grab me by the throat and pull me in and it never truly happened. The MCs didn’t even really touch each other until around 50%. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for the MCs to be shoving their tongues down each other’s throats at 10% in. But, the thing is, Piper and Cade had really great chemistry when they first meet and I thought there was a lot to work with there. And then, it was all about the grocery store, the family feud, and the two steps forward/one step back dance that they did around each other. I really did like Cade, he was a former Marine, turned cowboy and he was quite charming and sexy. He said “darlin'” a lot and that tends to go a long way with me.
Did I enjoy it? Yes, I did. But it just had a hard time with everything that was going on in the town and the issues that both Piper and Cade had to deal with. It was just a lot to process I guess and it all seemed to come down around them at the same time. Not a bad book, it just didn’t blow my skirt up like I had hoped it would.