Just Let Go...

Harlequin Blaze, #625 Harts of Texas

Gillian Wanamaker can't believe that Austen Hart stood her up at the prom. Then she finds out that he has left town without leaving her a reason why. She vows she'll never forgive him for disappearing and she surely won't forget how she feels either.

Now, ten years later, Gillian is Tin Cup, Texas' sheriff. As if some things haven't changed, Austen is now a political lobbyist and has returned to Tin Cup for a business deal that will ultimately screw the town people in the end.

But what happens when Gillian sees Austen back in town? Is there anything from years ago that's worth saving between them? Or is this the perfect opportunity for Gillian to finally get even with Austen?

I don't know if it was me or if I'm just another reader walking away shaking her head after reading this story. There were so many issues that I had with this story as a whole that I don't even know where to start. The characters were one dimensional to me, the storyline made me wonder what the heck was going on and Austen's actions were downright nasty and off-the-wall. With the way Ms. O'Reilly molded Austen to be, I'm not certain if any reader could find him appealing in any way. I'm not sure what the author's intentions were that she wanted to convey to her readers with this storyline, but I can honestly say that I felt I missed the mark with this one. I'm just baffled overall by this book. Sadly, I won't recommend this to any reader.

Book Blurb for Just Let Go...

As town sheriff and all around go-to girl, Gillian Wanamaker has always gotten everything she's ever wanted—except Austen Hart on prom night ten years ago. She's never forgiven or forgotten his disappearing act, and now the super-sexy bad boy of Tin Cup, Texas, is back! And Gilly's getting even! Austen's not the only one who can love 'em and leave 'em. And she's gonna love him, sugar.

All. Night. Long.

The leaving part is tougher. Especially when important Tin Cup business keeps throwing them together. But if she ever hopes for more, will Austen leave her again?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 2.00