I enjoyed this book but I thought it could have been a little better. Not so drawn out in parts.
Dakota recently lost her father and is struggling with his death and keeping their casino in her family. But some members of the Indian reservation have other ideas. With the return of her college love, she tries to keep everything together and no fall in love again.
Shane is a U.D. Marshal who returned to his home town to help with the investigation of Dakotas’ fathers’ death. But when he realizes that the murderer is closer than anyone thinks he becomes full out protective of the woman and family he loves.
Throughout the book Dakota and Shane both wanted to be together. But with her fathers’ death to be solved and fighting to keep her casino, her love life went on the back burner. Shane did all he could to solve the case so that he could convince Dakota he was in her life to stay.
By the end of the book both the case and their love was solved.
Love and trust was a big part of this book. I would consider reading another book by this author.
From the author of the Between Breaths novels comes a gripping adult romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love...
Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she's entrusted with the family's casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional --not exactly the best time to see an old lover she's never really gotten over.
Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he's come home for her father's funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he'd lost forever.
Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she's also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She's not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father's shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.