Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy's Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books.
Lily Darlington's been called crazy in her day-and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband's living room probably wasn't the smartest move ever made-but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she's turned it all around. She knows she's a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package.
A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn't need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it's time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love.
Lily has been considered a little bit nuts for most of her life. She's now trying to make that reputation change but people in Lovett, Texas have long, long memories. She now has a successful business and is taking good care of her son and wants all of the bad talk to just go away.
Tucker Matthews is new in Lovett and the new next door neighbor of Lily. When he meets her he is instantly smitten and makes sure that she knows how he feels right off the bat. Lily is worried that Tucker will find out about her “craziness” as well as the fact that Tucker is 8 years younger than she is. She doesn't want to make another bad decision and end up acting crazy. She really likes Tucker but she's not sure she wants to make their relationship public and have people talking about her again.
This story is really focuses both on the romance as well as the idea of appearances and living your life on what other people think.
Tucker is such a doll and tells Lily right off the bat that he likes her enough to make this a long term thing. He doesn't just want the occasional booty call he wants it all. Now I did think he fell hard and fast but moved pretty quickly but you have to admire a man who knows what he wants and goes after it with no hesitation. He just really likes her son and is all in from the get go. Lily is so worried about what other people will think about her she doesn't really examine her feelings for Tucker. She likes Tucker so much but because he's so much younger than she is she knows people will talk.
The resolution to this story was really great. Lily's final decision to let her love for Tucker show to the world was very sweet and was a nice end to a cute story.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
40 minutes ago