Fleeing from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Rayna Halliday finds herself in small town Daly with a broken down car and no access to money thanks to said ex-boyfriend. She’s offered room and board with the owners of O’Keefe’s Auto repair… so long as she agrees to become their lover for one week.
Daly is the Middle of Nowhere, USA. With a population of 159- only 9 of which are women, ménages are mainstream and the norm in this little burg. Rayna embraces the sense of belonging she has immediately upon meeting other members of the community as well as the O’Keefe family. She decides to accept the offer to stay for a week.
After settling in with the O’Keefe men, she calls a friend at her bank to find out how and why her accounts have been frozen and attempts to re-establish her future. Of course, her ex-boyfriend is watching and waiting for her to make the next move so he can find her.
Ms. Paulin is a notable author- she evokes a sense of camaraderie between readers and characters that has the reader cheering for the ‘good guy.’ Rayna is spunky and doesn’t allow the men in her life to run roughshod over her- she will do what she can to protect the men she cares for. They, in turn, would do whatever it takes to protect and look out for Rayna- without being excessively overbearing. The sex scenes were hot and inventive.