Four Star Review by Ashley
I have been waiting, not so patiently at times, for this book. Those McKinnon sisters are a force to be reckoned with, as are the men who love them. This series by Sarah O'Rourke is charming and full of twists and turns that left me wanting more. I will say that there were a few parts that were a bit repetitive and seemed to drag a bit. However, those were very few and far between and didn't detract from the overall story at all. I think they further illustrated how shaken up and anxious Patience and Abel were over everything that was happening.
Patience's character had intrigued me from the start of the series and I was ready to get to know her and the man who obviously adores her in more depth. Firecracker. That is the best word to describe Patience. Though Abel would say Hellion. She is sassy, bold, unapologetic and loves fiercely. But don't cross her or her sisters or you've gone to war with the wrong woman. After one intense night, she finds herself in an unexpected situation. Her reaction- disbelief, anger and then fear were very realistic and true to her character. This is the catalyst for everything else that happens in the book- and what a ride it was.
There is no shortage of drama in the small Tennessee town. If it isn't putting back the pieces after a drug-related shooting, there is a raging ex-girlfriend. As if that isn't enough, there are threats coming from an unknown source and exactly who they're being directed at is also anyone's guess. What I loved was that it sent Abel, and all of the men, really, into protection mode. He isn't going to let anything or anyone, even Patience, stand in his way of getting his woman. I liked that while he was throwing down the gauntlet, he gave his woman the time she needed to come to the realization that this was going to happen. Oh, that Abel. Is is equal parts broody, sexy and sweet. His big grand gesture towards the end put a major smile on my face.
But, of course, there was that jaw dropping moment that had me holding my breath. I was furiously reading to see what would happen and to make sure that everyone was going to be alright. Holy smokes, talk about heart pounding. Ugh- my heart was aching for everyone- from Patience and Abel to Honor and Zeke. Yes! There was a hearty dose of Honor and Zeke in this book. Those two- just- wow. This was is a great lead up to what will be the next book in the series.
About the Author
Sarah O'Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!
Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands...and writing about love in every way possible!