The romance between Jesse and Kerry is sweet and a bit of a slow burn but is also low angst, which honestly I needed right now. I really liked Kerry in particular and loved seeing her stand up for herself as things went on. And the Strong brothers made me sit up and say ask what is behind each of their stories exactly Ms. Jackson!?
What delighted me the most about this book was the setting and the community. It did veer slightly more towards women’s fiction than romance for me but there is a solid HEA so that’s a small quibble and one I wouldn’t argue with anyone over because I really did love this.
But this almost had a small-town in a big city feel to it because of the strong sense of community Jackson brings to this one. Which makes sense to me, as I’ve read her K.M. Jackson Sugar Lake series. The secondary characters are what made the community aspect shine so bright and honestly, one of the reasons I cannot wait for more of this series. I want to visit all of them again immediately.
Content Warnings: death in the family (in the past)
Melinda received an advance copy of this book from the publisher for review.