Something bad is happening around Gully’s Fall, and RSPCA Inspector Moz Baylon is concerned about Del, the fiercely independent clothes shop owner. She’s seeing more than is safe for her. One concerned warning, however, leads unexpectedly to a whole new level of awareness between them.
Between two people, one spark can lead to a fire.
When darkness falls, seeing too much can lead to danger.
Alpha male, independent woman, smoldering attraction, loyal friends, and illegal dog fighting ring keeps the story hopping, and the tale intriguing.
I am a huge fan of the Australian author, Angela Verdenius, and her BBW books, that she has written several series about. This book, Gully's Fall #5, is part of one of those series, but not a BBW (big, beautiful women) story. Yet, as enjoyable, fun, and delightful as the other stories have been.
The group of friends is tight, loyal, and steady. You can always count on them, to be there for you to hang out, celebrate, protect, stand by you, or rip you a new one. The bickering between them is brilliantly written, hilarious, and always manages to make me smile.
This story also has elements of danger and suspense. As a romantic suspense fan, I appreciated the way the suspense was set into the tale, the danger and surprises coming, and keeping the reader on the edge.
Del has watched her best friends fall in love, and now it was finally her turn. Moz is perfect for her, and the chemistry they have in between them, was scorching hot. Del being so opinionated, stubborn, and loud with her mouth, I loved how Moz embrace her as she is, accepted her just the way she was, not trying to change her, just to keep her happy and safe. Not an easy job always, to keep her safe, that is. Moz is a true alpha, protective, controlling to the point, intimidated just by his size, but he has a kind, caring heart and mind, he is loving towards Del, and the man loves his cat, and to cook, and bake! I loved how their relationship developed, how Moz gave Del time to adjust into it. They had so much more going on than just the physical attraction, the ease they had with each other, and how they took care of each other, just made me swoon.
Rowdy, yet a loyal group of friends, romance that makes you smile, shed a tear, and sigh so deep, danger that takes you by surprise, and adorable cats all over the place, I love it!
~ Five Spoons
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