DNF- for now at p. 71
This was a book I picked up because I love small town romance and I wanted to try a new to me author. I read the scenario and thought I’d be good with it.
I started the book and thought it was cute and loved the hero, Barney, who just happens to be a sheriff’s deputy and gets all the Barney Fife jokes tossed at him as a result. Taffeta was an interesting character who had something horrific happen to her so she moves to a new town, plays the mouse, and hides out. She wants no one to guess her past especially the friendly, Barney who is taken with her just as she is with him. She rejects him and then turns around to proposition him when her little girl’s situation becomes dire. She did it in an offensive way though she hadn’t meant it to be. She was scared and desperate.
Normally, I love this sort of scenario- fake mates/marriage of convenience trope. And normally this book would be right up my alley. But for some reason, I’m just not feeling it. I really do think it is me and my mood so I’m going to set it aside for now and give it a go later. I don’t hate it and I still want to read it, but if I keep pushing, I very likely will come to hate it.
My thanks to Penguin Group for providing the book in exchange for an honest review.