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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Released on October 30, 2018
I had a great time getting to know the residents of Holiday, Texas and even the new one who ended up stranded in town. Blue hair, cowboy sheriff, precocious child and a family with warm hugs. This story knocked me out with suspense, humor and sexy times between the sheets.
Jinx Jacobs’s is down on her luck. Leaving her ex-boyfriend after he doesn’t pay her for working in the bar, she takes off for New Orleans on her father’s motorcycle in search of a new job. When her bike breaks down in Holiday, Texas, she needs to find someone to fix it and a job to make ends meet. A tent, dog, and some unexpected items in her backpack, Jinx just wants to lay low, get her bike fixed and move onto New Orleans. But this is Holiday, Texas, where they adopt you into the family whether you like it or not.
Cash Walker isn’t looking for love. His deputy sheriff job keeps him busy and if it doesn’t is daughter gets the rest of his time. When he finds Jinx on the side of the road, he gets a bad feeling even as he feels attraction to her. Alarms are going of inside of him that something isn’t right even when nothing is wrong. At every turn he judges her until his family starts adopting her…even against her will.
Jinx is a character you want to hug from all the bad things that have happened to her…hence her name. She’s quite a bit younger than Cash, but that never seems to be an issue. Problems seem to hound her life and she doesn’t want to get close to anyone because she is leaving. Unfortunately, Cash fixes her problems one at a time, making it hard for either one of them resist each other. Trust starts to grow and a forward thinking kid keeps pulling them together. Oh and a dog that the daughter has fallen in love.
The supporting characters are so likable and you want to sit and visit with them. Cash’s siblings come through to support him and each other throughout the entire story. Jinx only has the memories of her dad before he died and her mother isn’t something anyone wants to have for a mother. The town mechanic left me laughing and the waitress Jinx works with made me laugh and wonder what her family is like.
Overall, this was a book I want to re-read and now go back to get the first book in the series. It’s got everything from love to betrayal to bad guys and the good guys. The emotions roll off the page and into your heart as you learn to love all of these people and the town with a cool name.
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