Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sugar Creek - Toni Blake

Book Blurb:
Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where two families have been at odds as long as anyone in town can remember.

Rachel Farris returned to her childhood home with one mission in mind: get Mike Romo out of her family's apple orchard business and out of their lives. But hard-nosed and totally hot Mike, who happens to be the law in Destiny, is convinced the Farris clan stole the land from his family fifty years ago and he's not backing down. Even when shapely trouble shows up in a pair of designer blue jeans. However, neither the hunky cop nor the sexy prodigal hometown girl can anticipate the electricity that heats things up whenever they're together—adding new sizzle to an ongoing feud that's raged for generations, and soon putting both their hearts at risk.

In My Own Words:
The last thing that Rachel wants to do is leave her life in Chicago to head back home after 15 years, and help her grandmother pick apples.  But, her since of obligation weighs out and heads to the backwoods area of Destiny.  A place she swore she would never return to.  On the way home, she is stopped for speeding by Mike Romo, town cop and a Romo.  The only family that the Farris' do not get along with is the Romo family.  Why?  That is just the way it has always been and the feeling is quite mutual.

When Mike stops Rachel for speeding, all he can think is....why is she back here and how long till she leaves.  When fate keeps throwing them together it seems inevitable they will end up in bed together, but the floor of the snackshack was a surprise, and not in a bad way either.  As they spend more time together, they try to decide if the feud is worth all they have already lost and still can lose.

Notable Quote:
..."Well, for your info, I'm still giving you a ticket, honey.  Sorry."
Rachel just scowled. "Clearly, there are no perks for going to bed with Officer Romeo."
(one of my favorite things was wondering if he would catch her speeding again lol.)

Sugar Creek is the 2nd book in the Destiny Ohio series, and I am loving the direction of this series.  This book had a different spin since in this book we get the family feud, and in order to understand where it all started, we get to see flashbacks of grandma's Edna's life as a girl, a girl that fell in love and ended up with a broken heart.  Edna see's so much of herself in Rachel, she just doesn't want her to make the same mistakes that she did.  I love the sassy-ness of Rachel, and that she gives as much as she gets.  She has a take charge attitude but has a sweet soft side she rarely shows.  Mike has so much hurt in his past life, he doesn't know how to be anything but surly, except with Rachel, which is weird since she is a Farris.  I loved these characters, and I can't wait to see where we go next.

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