Tabloid writer Hope Spencer moves to Gospel, Idaho to lay low for a while after pissing off a midget and hopefully come up with more stories about alien abductions and Bigfoot sightings. She meets the town sheriff and single dad Dylan Taber and from the second they lay eyes on each other, there's an attraction between them. But Dylan's wary of what a sophisticated city girl like Hope is going in the middle of nowhere. Even though he's certainly suspicious, he's also intrigued but he has a son and in such a small town, he tries hard to guard his privacy.
Hope isn't really interested in mixing with the locals, she just wants to get through her writer's block but she can't stop thinking about the sexy sheriff. As Hope and Dylan flirt though, things heat up between them, Hope wonders if she could ever make a life here in a town with no movie theater or even a 7-11. Dylan has a secret that he doesn't want Hope to know but Hope thinks Dylan's ashamed of their relationship, not wanting anyone to found out. Between becoming friends with Shelly, her neighbor, Hope has to balance her growing attraction to Dylan while keeping their relationship hidden from everyone, including Adam, Dylan's son. Will everyone found out they're having an affair? Will Hope find out Dylan's secret and will they be able to stay together?
This is a sexy, funny story. Hope and Dylan have lots of chemistry. Dylan is especially appealing if you like the confident, sexy cowboy type. Hope is able to maintain her city girl sophistication without looking a total snob. Rachel Gibson is pretty much an auto-buy for me and I liked this story very much and look forward to future ones. This story is definitely a page turner and worth picking up - 4 1/2.
Welcome to Gospel, Idaho, where everyone knows that there are two universal truths. First, God did His best work when He created the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Second, every sin known to heaven and earth—from the hole in the ozone to alien abductions—is all California's fault. This is the story of what happened when a Californian came to visit . . . Hope Spencer knows wacky: as a writer for The Weekly News of the Universe she's "spotted" Bigfoot, Elvis, and the face of Jesus on a tortilla. Arriving in Gospel hoping for some peace and quiet and normal . . . she quickly figures out that there's nothing normal going on in Gospel. From the Barnes sisters with their color-coordinated hair, to the toilet-tossing sportsmen . . . to the murder victim whose body had been found in her house years before, the Gospel truth really is stranger than fiction—even tabloid fiction. Hell, she should have stayed in L.A. And then there's local sheriff Dylan Taber. He's no made-up character from one of her stories. She could never create anything that good. Dylan's all too real . . . and soon Hope is forced to face the awful truth—she's been too long without a man. But once she gets wind of a Hollywood actress somehow mixed up in Dylan's life, Hope realizes that if they are to have any chance together, he has some true confessing to do.