Pages: 312 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Small Town
Series: Small Town USA-1
Challenges- 2013 150+ Challenge , 2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge ,Romance Reading Challenge 2013, Sports Romance Reading Challenge 2013,The 2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge, 2013 Outdo Yourself Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's
I will have to apologize for any errors in this review. I had a migraine today so everything is off but especially my typing and eye sight.
Intro Babble: I have loved C.H. Admirand's books from the first one I picked up and they just keep getting better. I loved this one just as much.
Heroine: Caitlin-Loved her. She was strong, smart and brave. She was easy to like. I think Grace is still my favorite of the sisters but Caitlin comes close.
Hero: Jack-Ever since Newsies, I have had a weak spot for heroes named Jack. And I definitely loved the Jack in this one. This Jack is a little bit broken from his time in Iraq and he definitely needs some healing.
Chemistry: They had very good chemistry. Very hot. But, for me, perhaps there was not enough tension. For some reason, I need a bit of conflict in my romance and I didn't get much of that here. I did, however, love both of their connections with Jaime, the adorable dog they adopt.
Ending Babble: I love the small town feel of this one...just like I do with all of C.H. Admirand's books. I want to live in Apple Grove. The secondary characters just help build up the small town warmth of the book. They are just as lively and interesting as the main characters. I also loved how well PTSD was treated in this one. It wasn't glossed over and it wasn't used as a throwaway plot device. Perhaps my favorite part of the book was Jaime. I love dogs and I fell in love with this one. I want a puppy now! Seriously. I do.