When she was fourteen, Trixie Lynn Parks spent one glorious year in Twilight, Texas before her dad ripped her away from the one place that felt like home. Changing her name to Emma, she took off for NYC, determined to make it big on Broadway, but after twelve years of struggling, she finds herself heading back to Twilight, and to her first love, Sam Cheek.
Sam Cheek has grown from quiet, dependable boy to steady, loyal, man. He loves his hometown and thrives on his traditional, predictable life that includes his veterinary practice and his young son. But Trixie Lynn shakes all that up when she returns to town. The chemistry between them burns hotter than ever, but soon Trixie Lynn is faced with a difficult choice: the fame and fortune she's always wanted, or the man she's never forgotten.
I absolutely adored the first Twilight, Texas book, THE SWEETHEARTS' KNITTING CLUB and didn't see how Lori Wilde would ever top it. Well, Ms. Wilde just proved me wrong because THE TRUE LOVE QUILTING CLUB is even better. I read this book in one day, unable to put it down. Even when I tried, I found myself picking it right back up, needing to devour just one more paragraph, one more page, one more chapter of Sam and Trixie Lynn's story.
Sam Cheek is a huge part of this book's fabulousness. Here's a hero who is such a refreshing departure from the Alpha male. He's Steady Sam. Dependable, quiet, traditional. On the outside he doesn't even seem all that assertive. It isn't until the reader gets to know him that we see that under all those brooding good looks lurks a very passionate man. On top of all that, he's a great father to his son, wonderful with animals, and beloved to the whole town.
In Sam's arms, Trixie Lynn finally finds a place to call home, and with Trixie Lynn, Sam discovers a spontaneous, part of himself that makes him realizes he no longer wants to settle for less than true love. The chemistry between them is superbly written, as is the emotion that leaps off every page.
With a fantastic cast of characters that will keep readers smiling, and an emotional, sexy romance between Sam and Trixie Lynn that you can't help but devour from page one, THE TRUE LOVE QUILTING CLUB is everything a contemporary romance should be. I've completely fallen in love with the town of Twilight, Texas and can't wait for more books in this series (pretty please, Ms. Wilde, keep `em coming!).