Sunday, April 08, 2012

Daisy's Back In Town - Rachel Gibson

Book Blurb:
Daisy Lee Monroe thought she'd brushed the dust of Lovett, Texas, off her high-heeled shoes years ago, but she's come back home only to find that little has changed. Her sister is still crazy, and her mom still has pink plastic flamingos in her front yard. And Jackson Lamott Parrish, the bad boy she'd left behind, is still so sexy it hurts. She'd like nothing better than to avoid this particular man, but she can't. Daisy has something to say to Jackson, and she's not going anywhere until he listens.

Jackson learned his lesson about Daisy the hard way, and now the only word he's interested in hearing from Daisy's red lips is good-bye. But she's popping up everywhere, and he doesn't believe in coincidence. It seems the only way to keep her quiet is with his mouth, but kissing Daisy had once been his downfall. Is he strong enough to resist her now? Strong enough to watch her walk out of his life again? Is he strong enough to make her stay?

In My Own Words:
Daisy Lee has done her best to stay away from Lovett Texas, but since her husband died, the one thing she hasn't wanted to do, she must.  She will have to travel to Lovett, and talk to Jackson and give him a letter from his best friend.  The only problem is, Jackson hates her, and hates her deceased husband, and she isn't so sure this mission will actually be possible.  

From the moment he saw her, he knew he didn't want to hear anything she had to say, he was done with her and had been over her for many years....right?  One thing for sure, he was still incredibly attracted to her.  After spending a little time together, he knows he needs to listen to what she has to say, just so she will leave.  When tragedy strikes and "the talk" doesn't happen, he thinks he dodged a bullet, until Daisy's son comes to visit.

This wasn't my favorite book of Rachel's.  I guess my biggest problem is that Jackson was hurt in the worst way, the love of his life married his best friend, while she was pregnant with his kid.  Comes back to town to tell him about the kid 15 years later, after the husband is passed, and Jackson is mad at first, but comes around to terms with it, and pretty easily too.  I just didn't buy in to that.  I thought some of the story was a little redundant and over written, and the characters weren't all the believable.  That being said, I am actually looking forward to the second book in this series, and hoping that since some time has passed, the kinks have been worked out.

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