Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him—only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fiancé, Bobby Joe.
Parr left Mississippi after years spent holding his family together. Now that he's back, he can't steal Bobby Joe's woman, and he sure can't offer Mary Beth the tidy happily-ever-after she deserves. But everything about the petite beauty—from her flame-gold hair to her artless sensuality—makes him crave her more. Love or lust, right or wrong, all he knows is that nothing has ever felt like this before, and walking away will be the hardest thing he's ever had to do.
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Zebra
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Zebra via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is February 3rd 2015.
This story was just ok for me. It failed to seem realistic to me and there was no real substance until the halfway point of the story.
It was a story of instant attraction and love at first site. Simple enough in concept. Then you add the piece that Mary Beth is engaged to the brother of the person she falls for. To me this story was a little too close to the line of cheating to be comfortable. It seemed Parr had no disregard for his brother Bobby Joe and kept getting himself in situations where he and Mary Beth could (almost) succumb tot heir attraction. Don't get me wrong, Bobby Joe did not deserve any allegiance however he was family.
The chemistry really wasn't there for me and I had a hard time cheering for Mary Beth and Parr. For those that like their stories hot and steamy this story will also fall short. It starts to go there but doesn't follow through. If I had felt the chemistry a little more than this strategy may have worked.
At the end of the day this story was a distraction from my everyday routine however will not go down in my lasting memory of a standout. Odds are I will forget it by the time I am done my next read.
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