As per usual, Inez Kelley sinks her hand into my chest and proves I have a heart in the most sweetly painful way possible.
It's a very sweet read -- Webb and Molly are two good people trying to make the best out of a bad situation, one that started out so promising and then somehow just kept warping in ways they didn't expect. I enjoyed that what kept them apart wasn't anything of their own doing.
As someone who is a certified tree-hugger, I also liked reading about the other side of the logging equation. The antagonist was seriously screwed up, but I still found myself feeling sympathetic to his crazy.
Perfect for cozying up to and curling up with when you want something with just a bit of danger, just an edge of banter, but mostly warm, good fun.
Thirteen years ago, Webb Hawkins and Clay McCreedy were best friends, more like brothers than business partners. Determined to push Hawkins Hardwood into the future, their lives were intertwined on every level. Until Webb came home and realized little Molly McCreedy had had grown up.
Stay away from my baby sister. It was the one thing Clay had asked of Webb, but it was a promise Webb couldn't keep, and his actions did more than ruin their friendship—it changed everything. Now Clay is dead, Molly is pregnant after a night of memories and alcohol, and a guilt-ridden Webb needs to put things right.
As what begins as a marriage in name only slowly grows to include the love Webb and Molly have always kept carefully buried, a series of fires erupts across Black Cherry Canyon. And an infamous eco-terrorist sets his sights on Molly—the ultimate pawn in his vendetta against Hawkins Hardwood. To save one, Webb may have to let the other go…