(A Nugget Romance Book1)
Rating and Recommendations
Ratings: 4 1/2 teacups
Book Club Worthy: In genre.
In the wake of her failed marriage, Maddy finds Rhys to be the man she can count on while turning the Lumbar Baron into a hotel, but will she fall apart when he goes back to Houston? Will Rhys be able to leave Maddy and his new found sister and brother and turn down the police chief position in Nugget for the Lieutenant’s position in Houston?
This debut novel is a 4 ½ star beginning to the start of a new series A Nugget Romance that takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Nugget, California. In Book 1, we find Maddy Breyer and her brother restoring a Victorian Mansion to become a Hotel and Rhys Shepard coming back from Houston to become the temporary Chief of Police. As the remodel occurs, Maddy needs a place to stay and Rhys just happens to have an empty duplex to lease to her whilst he takes care of his father’s future medical necessities.
The plot is well written and keeps your interest. The characters are likable. Hopefully as future novels take place some of the backgrounds of the other players in Nugget will fill in as their story is told. Maddy and Rhys were rounded out to a good degree and have given the town a basis to start a series. I wish there were more on Sam and Lina. I do like that you will have to read to the very end to fill in some of the questions you will have when reading. I love even more that there is not a life or death cliff hanger. Do not get me wrong, I want to read the next book, Finding Hope: A Nugget Romance Book 2. I will read it, it just did not take a life or death cliffhanger, it took a good first book.
Is this novel for you? Do you like a strong woman? Can you take a little violence as it has a super hot police chief as a male lead? Do you want sad with your happy, not necessarily in that order? Do you like a little steamy adult action? Do you loved to get hooked on series romance? This romance just might be for you!
*I would like to thank Kensington via NetGALLEY for giving me an unreleased copy for an honest and fair review.
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