Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
From Goodreads: Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances…
Nine years after June Augustine hightailed it out of Sultry Springs with her heart in pieces, one thing stands between her and her dream of opening an upscale martini bar: a bogus warrant from her tiny Texas hometown. Now she’s stuck in the sticks for a month of community service under the supervision of the devilishly sexy Luke Gallagher, her first love and ex-best friend.
If Texas in July wasn’t already hot enough, working side-by-side with June would make any man melt. Luke wants nothing more than to strip her down and throw her in the lake—the same lake where they were found buck naked and guilty as sin all those years ago. In their heads, they’re older and wiser. But their hearts tell a different story…
My thoughts: I generally wait until close to release day to post reviews, but this book is getting an early post because I want everyone to preorder it…now! Not only is the author a pretty awesome person in general (she’s part of my online book club) but this book is the perfect getaway book.
And by that I mean:
It’s light and fluffy, but still carries some emotion and drama
The romance is H-O-T but still sweet and swoony
The characters have real emotions and relationships
The writing carries you along, practically forcing you to turn the page…just read one more chapter before bed
I was never a big romance reader. In fact, I used to tease my Grandma for her bookcases full of Janey Dailey novels when I was a teen. I read my first romance novel a few years ago and they have become my go-to genre when I need something to get lost in that will almost always finish with a happy ending.
This book fits my go-to category perfectly, although the ending is a bit open ended on some aspects – given that it is the first is a series. I highly recommend this story – even if you aren’t a big romance fan…it’s a good book in general. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!