Jackson is the mayor of a small town. He has been trying to keep the town he loves from going bankrupt. He decided to answer and enter a contest that would bring work and jobs to their town. Things that are desperately needed. He just did not factor in a semi famous person coming back to town. What he also did not expect was that he would want to spend more and more time with her. He also did not factor in that he could possibly fall in love with her.
Monica is a semi famous person because of what happened to her father. She also became an author who wrote about her life experiences. She went back to the place where her father was murdered to get the whole story. She wanted to write about it all. She did not think by going back to that small town she would finds someone to care about. She also did not think he would share her feelings.
Jackson has tried everything in his power to save his town. The problem was that there was nothing he could really do anymore except to enter that contest. When Monica came to town he was not sure if she would be good or bad things for the town. He did ask her not to draw attention to herself. But of course when you say not to do something, it happens even if it was unintended. But you learn to deal with it.
Throughout the book, our two main characters tiptoed around each other. It got to the point where they were with each other most of their days. Did they end up sleeping together?
By the end of the book, their relationship was completely out in the open. They even decided to see what the future holds for both of them and the town.
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. The author had a way of wanting you to know what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this book to others. It has the right amount of romance to do with the story. And the sex scenes were hot too.
Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is.
Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.
Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.
“Molly O’Keefe is a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen