It took me awhile to get through the first chapter of "First Comes Love". It was a slow starter but as I continued to read the story kept my attention. Alex and Kerry’s first meeting after he comes to live in Willamette Valley was interesting. That small prickle in the back of your mind that you know this person, you just don’t know where. That was Kerry’s thought when she first spotted Alex in the bar. His smart ass joke when she tried to leave made me want to punch him. Her smart ass joke in response to his made me smile and want to give her a high five.
"First Comes Love" is a story about two people who have been through a lot and have to figure out if it’s OK to trust again. It makes it even harder, or simpler depending on who you ask, when you have kids involved. Kids notice a lot and for the most part are good judges of character. The problem is that most people, mainly adults don’t take the time to listen. Chloe, Shay and Ella were adorable kids and I loved each of them. Though they had their issues and there were some points where I wanted to scream at Shay, they were decent kids. They were just trying to deal with what life threw at them and I appreciated how Kerry responded to them.
I enjoyed reading "First Comes Love" and I recommend it for anyone who wants to be taken on a journey of finding yourself and the true meaning of family.
At the end of "First Comes Love" you get introduced to a new series called the Willamette Valley series. The first book in this series is called "The Sweet Spot".
In Heather Heyford’s newest book, a single mom and attorney with deep roots in the rolling hills of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge wine country thinks her family is perfect as is—until she crosses paths again with a gruff police officer who has two boys of his own . . .
There is nothing sweeter than the family you pick yourself . . .
After detective Alex Walker’s last case in Portland is skewered by a tough-as-nails attorney, he decides to finish out his career on a quiet note in the Willamette Valley. Dedicated to his job and committed to his family, he’s fine letting his brusque exterior keep even the thought of a relationship at bay—especially once he realizes his new hometown is the old hometown of the attorney who ruined his last case . . .
Single mom and attorney Kerry O’Hearn is just as wary as Alex is, thanks to her disastrous first marriage. But she isn’t fooled by Alex’s tough-guy image. When he asks for her assistance in gaining custody of two little boys from an abusive foster home, she sees what he desperately tries to hide: a giant-sized heart. Between them they have five kids and a whole barrel of bad experience. And yet, Kerry can’t shake the feeling that she and the crusty cop were meant to be . . .