★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★
I received a copy of this book via the publishers at netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
In the sleepy town of Climax, North Carolina, all five Cates brothers are known for being tall, dark, and delicious. But each has his own incomparable love story...Quinn Cates has known Delaney Lyons forever. But after years away from home, Delaney's a changed woman. A mysterious accident she refuses to talk about has left her hurting--in body and soul--and acting out in dangerous, and occasionally entertaining, ways.
Quinn's on the local police force, so he's used to dealing with troublemakers. This one's pretty incorrigible--but he suspects her flippant exterior is hiding something softer and deeper inside. Every time he has to rescue Delaney from herself, his heart and his hormones both go into overdrive. But he owes it to Delaney's sister to keep an eye on her. He's got some experience with that after spending so much time at it back in high school...
Delaney just wants to fend off the gossips, fight off the pain of her past, and make her escape once again. But Officer Cates is ordering her not to leave town, and his interrogation techniques can be very persuasive...
I found this to be a pretty enjoyable read although I didn’t connect with the characters as much as I hoped I would. With that being said, the premise of the book is what really got me hooked and I am happy to have read it. First, let me start of by saying that this book is pretty emotional especially when it comes to Delaney’s past. I won’t spoil what happened you’ll have to read this for yourself. But, I personally got very emotional when learning of the burdens she is holding in. Thankfully, second chances are a theme of this book and this turned my sadness into happiness for her. Another great thing about this book is the fact that we get a sexy man (in uniform nonetheless) who will stop at nothing to bring happiness and protection to Delaney. This is the definite swoon factor of this book. Finally, I love how this series will play out. It’s about a family of brothers I believe and each one will tell their own story.
Overall, this is a heavy and emotional read with some serious swoon worthy moments. I am glad I was able to read a copy of this novel and I certainly plan to pick up more books by the author in the future.