They thought being forced to work together was a punishment. Gracie is adventurous, likes to take risks, and bend the rules while Adam is more by the book and careful especially now that he has primary custody of his children. I don't know that I would have their courage to get close to wildlife that could attack if they feel threatened and deadly poachers that don't care that they are breaking the law especially after Gracie almost died at the hands of one. I loved reading about the adventure course with zip lining Gracie got Adam to do, how they worked together to complete it, and where they first admitted to romantic feelings for each other. There are plenty of rocky moments in their relationship as Adam and Gracie both have issues. He thinks Gracie and his kids need therapy but I think he would benefit too. Adam's daughter Penny with her love of animals and immediate kinship with Gracie was adorable. It was great to catch up with the characters from the previous books in the series. I can't wait to see who Adam's tomboy sister Sara falls for.
We are back in Shelter Creek with another thoughtful, clean romance. This time the story belongs to deputy Adam Sears. If you have read the previous books in the series, you met him on an early story. Adam is a “by the book” person whose personal life was turned upside down when his wife divorced him and left town. Leaving him and their two young children behind. When he is assigned to work with Gracie Long, a wildlife officer, he is less than pleased. Gracie is a thrill seeker, currently searching for bear poachers. But after her last assignment send her to the hospital, not only is her boss concerned, but she also has lost some of her confidence. Though at first these two opposite characters are budding heads, as the story progresses , we not only see feelings developing but also they both start to view life a little differently. But will fears, their past, and lack of trust keep them from taking a chance of finding their HEA? This story was a good addition to the series. Though each book is a stand alone, I would highly recommend everyone to read the previous books for a better reading enjoyment. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it. I am packing my bags and moving to Shelter Creek!!! I adore the characters in this town. While this is a part of a series, you don't have to read the prior stories to enjoy this one. I would highly recommend reading them though as they are truly wonderful heartfelt stories. Gracie Long comes to Shelter Creek in working for the Dept of Wildlife. She is trying to capture poachers especially bear poachers. (This was a heart breaker!) She is assigned a babysitter (Gracie's words) in the form of Deputy Adam Sears. She is suffering from PTSD after being attacked on the job and left for dead by a poacher. Adam isn't looking forward to his new assignment. He is newly divorced and trying to balance all the parenting and job duties. He feels that he is being demoted. These two struggle in the beginning to find the work balance and to bring the low-lifes to justice. Add in the mix of Adam's two children (especially the youngest Penny) and you have a story that will delight. This is a clean romance that anyone would enjoy! I hope the series doesn't end as there are a few more heroes that need to find their perfect partner (namely Dean!)