When passion is the perfect storm
Successful career woman Paxton Jones has come a long way from her dirt-poor roots—and the girl with an unrequited crush on high school football star Sawyer Robertson. Gauthier's privileged golden boy was way out of her league…until one passion-filled night. But when a project close to her heart reunites them, Paxton has to rein in her still-smoldering feelings for the devastatingly handsome civil engineer.
Three years ago, Sawyer shared the most incredible night of his life with the woman he'd long admired. Afterward, Paxton left town without even saying goodbye. Now, thrown together on a mission to protect their vulnerable Louisiana community, they clash on everything—except their reigniting desire for each other. As disaster threatens and Sawyer and Paxton put aside their differences for a greater cause, will they find a love that can heal all wounds?
The setup is so romantic, they both liked each other in high school, then have one night of hot passion, and now they have to work together to fulfill an important, life saving, project in their hometown.
Pax has had a chip on her shoulder all her life. She grew up poor, her mother did her best, but they struggled most of her life just to make the ends meet. She wasn't part of the in-group in high school, she wasn't invited to the parties, she was the outsider. To protect herself, she developed lots of resentment and judgement for those who had it easier in life, especially towards Sawyer, who she had a crush on.
Paxton's best friend, Shayla, called her attitude 'Mean Pax', cause she wasn't afraid to let her claws show.
But as they work on the project, Pax also works on her attitude, perspective and priorities. Sawyer is fully committed, to make things finally work between them He is putting out the effort, and letting Pax see who he really is.
Yes, Pax has a tough as nails attitude, that made me want to shake her up a few times. But she does work through her issues, and opens up.
The flooding issues, reasons, and consequences that are brought up in the story, as Pax and Sawyer work on the project are intriguing, as so little can change so much, and how one town's effort can be costly to another.
Steamy and passionate second chance romance, mixed with some mind stimulating social issues
~ Four Spoons