Publish Date: May 30th 2017
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bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs, a picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again
Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed—the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.
Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.
As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else see she has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book grabbed me right at the beginning, Sadie has everything stacked against her due to her ex-husband , who is a controlling and abusive jerk. No on will hire her and she desperately needs a job to support herself and her son. Dawson has been found innocent of killing his adoptive parents but no one in Silver Springs believes him to be innocent. Sadie accepts a position as cook/housekeeper on his isolated farm and here begins the drama , romance and intrigue. Dawson sounds really hot and there are a few nice and steamy scenes between the two. I enjoyed the mystery in this story of who did murder Dawson’s parents and I have to admit that I was not quite certain that it was not him. Sadie is a strong character and she is doing everything to keep her son away from her ex who is verbally abusive to him. I hated Sly , the ex and I was waiting for his downfall. The romance in this book between Dawson and Sadie was very sweet and sometimes steamy, you could feel the heat between the two right from their first meeting. I found this book to be fast paced and the mystery was what really held me, that and waiting to see the downfall of Sly! I honestly cannot remember the last time that I disliked a character so intensely. There are quite a few surprises in this book and I had no idea who the killer was or what the reason for the killings of Dawson’s parents was. This book is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone which is how I read it. I would definitely read book one in this series and any more to follow. I would like to get to know more characters in this town and I am wondering if Sadie and Dawson get married!