Rating: 4/5 Bookworms
Short and Sweet Summary: In the small town of Clearbrook secrets are hard to keep and privacy is hard to come by. However, for those that seek it, this quaint town is the escape they need.
Once again Book Sparks has graciously sent me a book to review and this time it was Worth the Wait by Lori Foster and it couldn’t have come at a better time. As some of you know I live in Orlando which was directly impacted by Hurricane Irma, thankfully everyone near and dear to me is safe and sound and we are all in the process of recovering. Now let’s get to the good stuff!
Friday nights at the diner usually ran late, but he didn’t mind. Hell, he was actually looking forward to it.
Of course he knew why.
Violet with the sexy Southern drawl, her rich red hair and vivid blue eyes.
The best part about this book is that it’s two romances in one! We meet Hogan and Violet right off the bat and the sparks fly off the page! I love their back and forth as I can intimately relate to their bickering. Hogan is loyal and, although he hit a rough patch, he’s a decent guy but most importantly he’s a great dad. Violet is fiercely independent, runs her late uncle’s diner, and takes crap from nobody. She wants to honor he uncle’s memory by keeping the diner up and running and thanks to Hogan that just got a lot easier.
By day Hogan is a straight-laced accountant but by night he’s affectionately known as the Barbecue Master of Screwy Louie’s, Violet’s diner. Although relatively new to town he already has made quite the impression in quiet, quaint town of Clearbrook. He has had his eyes set on Violet since day one and lives for his shifts at the diner so that he can continue to try and win her over.
Who was she running from? Someone bad, given her reactions. Nathan took her hands, all while telling himself that she was a woman alone, a woman suddenly frightened, and he was the freaking sheriff, one of the good guys, so he absolutely would not take advantage of her.
Nathan, the local sheriff, has had a troubled past but lives to help people. When a mysterious new neighbor moves in he makes it his business, as sheriff of course, to get to know her, the fact that she’s gorgeous I’m sure has nothing to do with it. Running from her past, Brooklin simply wants to be left alone but in small towns everyone makes it their business to know your business. Determined to break down her walls Nathan stops at nothing to get to know her even, against her will, joining her on her morning runs.
There’s nothing better than two characters that help heal one another, which is why I love Nathan and Brooklin’s relationship so much. They’re understanding of each others flaws and lean on each other when one is weak, although Brooklin fights this tooth and nail, and they just complement each other perfectly.
“I went from being so alone to feeling so blessed. Thank you for convincing me to let you in.”
Just a great overall romance mixed in with some drama and suspense, what more could you ask for?! I devoured this book while waiting for the hurricane to pass and it made the time fly by that much faster. I hope you don’t end up reading this during a hurricane but please do read it.
Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the “barbecue master” at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be.
Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff’s badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there’s more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there’s something about the elusive beauty Nathan can’t walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/
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