Though it's been years since the infamous Macy O'James stepped foot in Sugarville, Washington, everyone remembers what she supposedly did. The tiny town is still buzzing about her crime and lack of punishment.
Now back to lend her family a hand, Macy vows to hold her head high—especially at her high school reunion. But forget about the hottest man in Sugarville escorting her. Though she and fire chief Gabriel Donovan generate enough sparks to burn down the town, he's a law-abiding, line-toeing straight arrow. So not her type.
But maybe—just maybe—he can change her mind about that.
Clich s and a hoary premise take all the fun out of Andersen's new contemporary romance. Macy O'James, "Sugarville's celebrity tramp," leaves a career of making sexy music videos in L.A. and returns to her tiny Washington State hometown to care for her injured cousin. Fire chief Gabriel Donovan lives at Macy's aunt and uncle's boarding house, where he's heard plenty of gossip about Macy and her wild ways. When scorching sexual tension ignites between Gabe and Macy, it also sparks a series of bitter fights as he tries to rein her in. Macy also has to contend with her high school nemesis, now the mayor's wife, who continues to hold a grudge. Experienced romance readers will be able to predict every turn of the plot: Andersen (Skintight) writes with an accomplished, confident hand, but with nothing new to say.