A missing sister, a murdered father and a dangerous reunion years in the making.
The last place Honey Granger wants to be is Tumbleweed, Texas—the judgmental town that made her childhood a living hell.
But when Sheriff Harrison Hawk informs her that her alcoholic father has been murdered, she reluctantly joins his investigation.
The sexy sheriff has long suspected Honey’s father in his sister’s disappearance and vows to solve both mysteries.
But keeping his professional distance from the vulnerable blonde proves nearly impossible. He’ll guard her 24/7 until her life is out of danger.
But how will she feel if Harrison proves her father was a murderer?
Honey Granger has to face all her childhood nightmares, the town's discrimination, and her teenage crush as she arrives in her hometown to bury her estranged father. The time has not been enough to heel the wounds of the past, and with sheriff Harrison Hawk as her protector, she faces the new accusations, the new attacks against her property, and the threats against herself.
The old feelings towards Harrison spark to life, the attraction between them is palpable, a force to be reckoned with, but forbidden and off-limits on both of their minds.
Honey is a smart, capable, successful, and kind. Everything she has learned, gained, and established she has done on her own. She left the hateful small town as soon as she turned 18, and hasn't looked back. Now forced to face her past, her emotions are turbulent, as is her attraction towards Harrison.
Harrison's family has lived in the state of mourning ever since his sister disappeared and his father left the family without saying goodbye. The guilt, the remorse of past actions weight heavy on his and his brothers'' minds. His hands are filled with the current and old investigations, there is no room for romance, not to mention with Honey, the girl his mother has hated since their childhood. But someone is determined to get Honey out of town, and are not afraid to use lethal force to accomplish their goal.
The story with its drama, trouble, and turbulence enticed me from the start. I liked the romance, I felt the attraction between Honey and Harrison was true, even though at the same time I wished there would have been a bit more bonding time for them before the conclusion.
The investigation and the revealed secrets were riveting, the danger and threats were vehement, I felt invested in the characters and the bond between the brothers was intriguing, sparking an interest to read their stories as well, even though I did not like their mother, nor did she convince me of her change through the tale.
I do wish the culprit wouldn't have been who they were - I will not get into that more because I don't want to give away the story, I just thought the world had moved past that old stereotype. But overall, I found this story as entertaining, flowing, and fluent romantic suspense.
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.