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Really like Mac and Peggy's story
on 2 August 2014
In the previous book we met Mac 'Maverick' Maven and Deputy Sheriff Peggy McBride. They had already come to public blows when she objected to him re-opening The Grand Mountain Hotel as a poker and all star venue. Since their disagreement they have stayed clear of each other despite the undeniable chemistry when they are in the same room. Peggy doesn't see how they could ever work, "he was a poker player. She was a cop. Oil and water." Mac's family are now in town and incidents with a moose and with his nephew force them together. Peggy still doesn't approve of the hotel and keeps looking for a reason to close it but they start to see each other secretly. Peggy can't see past his occupation but after a fall out and then the wise Arthur Hale's advice, she finally comes around.
I really like this pair in the previous book. They seem so ill matched in every way. He's a poker player, sometimes viewed as a seedy occupation, whereas she's a cop; he's a smartly dressed together sort of guy whereas she's all shapeless clothes, messy hair, no make up and mostly in 'mom' mode. He is just delicious, a dreamy male lead and it's not often I find myself sympathising with the man but when Peggy put him in an awkward situation and blackmailed him, I really felt for him. The possible standoff and following declaration outside the hotel was fantastic.
As with all the books in this series, we meet other characters, get out appetites wetted before they have their own stories. We get introduced to Rhett and Abigail this time and I can't wait for their story.