Welcome to Adams Grove…where the barbecue isn’t the only thing that sizzles.
Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…
Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. By the time she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?
Absolutely delightful, feel good story about small town living, sweet romance, and even a little mystery to solve.
Adams Grove is a charming little town, full of colorful characters, good, solid family values, where people sincerely care for each other, and take care of each, and pull together in times of need. They stand on the 'old fashioned' values that so often can be overlooked, making it a refreshing place to visit.
The romance happens quickly between Savannah and Scott. The connection is real and palpable, the pull they have for each other is clear. The story is rather clean, but the passion between them is still obvious. The story shows how they grow in the short period of the time, and how they deal with the obstacles in their way. I wish at the end, there would have been a little bit more about how Scott came to his final decision, that the author would have gotten a little bit more into what happen in Adams Grove (cause I was really intrigued with the mystery/crime Savannah helped to solve) and in Scott's mind before the final moment. The conflicts they face are raw and difficult, Savannah's way to accept things in her past emotional.
But even though the emotional moments towards the end, the story is fun, with lots of friends and humorous banter, family, and town folks who are easy to like, and values that are easy to respect.
~ Three spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me