I'm a big fan of Lori Wilde and especially admired her wonderful Wedding Veil Wishes series. So it pains me to say that this book was almost unrecognizable as one of Lori's books. I kept waiting for this boring book to get better and unfortunately, it never did. It was almost a complete waste of my time.
It started out with promise: Flynn, the eternal good girl who never strays from the image that is expected of her and Jesse, the returning "bad" boy, who was framed for a crime he didn't commit by Flynn's jealous high school boyfriend. But when he finally hits town, it is a start and stop dance of conflicted emotions on Flynn's part. The use of the character questioning herself was completely overdone. "Why does he make me feel this way? What should I do about it?" Blah, blah, frickin' blah! This is throughout the whole book! Flynn only commits herself to Jesse in the last pages and I never really felt any chemistry between the two.
It is ridiculously obvious that the "perfect" sheriff is really psychotic and the cause of all the trouble, yet his fate for being responsible for illegal activity is never resolved! For an author who wrote some of the best thriller romances such as "You Only Love Twice," the "suspense" part of the book was utterly weak. I can't figure out if the intention was to be obvious or what, but it didn't work.
I think there were too many storylines thrown in here and everything was muddled into a knotted mess. The writing was shockingly bad. I'm not sure what direction Lori is taking, but I sure don't like it.