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Beschreibung des Verlags
In her brand-new series, Brenda Jackson welcomes you to Catalina Cove, where even the biggest heartbreaks can be healed…
In the wake of a devastating teen pregnancy that left her childless and heartbroken, Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove, Louisiana, with no plans to return. Now, over a decade later, Vashti reluctantly finds herself back in her hometown after inheriting her aunt’s B and B. Her homecoming gets off to a rocky start when the new sheriff, Sawyer Grisham, pulls her over for speeding, and things go downhill from there.
The B and B, a place she’d always found refuge in when it seemed like the whole world was against her, has fallen into disrepair. When a surprising benefactor encourages Vashti to reopen the B and B, Vashti embraces a fresh start, and soon old hurts begin to fade as she makes new memories with the town—and its handsome sheriff…
But some pasts are too big to escape, and when a bombshell of a secret changes everything she thought was true, Vashti is left reeling. With Sawyer and his teenage daughter determined to see her through the storm, though, she’s learning family isn’t always a matter of blood—sometimes it’s a matter of heart.
Jackson (the Protector series) opens the Catalina Cove contemporary series with a dramatic but messily constructed tale of love, social ostracism, and motherhood. After Vashti Alcindor loses both her beloved Aunt Shelby and her dream job working at a luxury hotel, she returns to her hometown of Catalina Cove, La., to handle her aunt's estate. On her arrival, she gets a speeding ticket from the local sheriff, widower Sawyer Grisham, in a fantastical scene of instant attraction; readers may find it hard to believe that a creole woman being pulled over in rural Louisiana is unconcerned for her safety, thinking only about how hot the sheriff is. The two of them strike up a steamy romance, though Vashti has been hurt before and is hesitant to trust Sawyer. Vashti left Catalina Cove in disgrace after a teen pregnancy turned the town against her; now she finds the town to be warmer and kinder than when she left. But skeletons of the past are lurking, and Vashti must eventually face an unbelievable truth about her long-ago pregnancy. Hilariously bad sex scenes ("She was moaning and purring all over the place as he greedily mated with her mouth"), flat characters, and cheesy dialogue diminish the intriguing plot.