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Bree Bracelyn doesn't date cops. It's a personal rule that quavers when Austin Dugan flashes his baby blues—and his badge—at Ponderosa Resort's grand opening. Bree's the family fixer, running the resort's PR and her siblings' lives with cheerful efficiency. But one thing in Bree's past can't ever be fixed, which is why she's staying the hell away from Officer Hottie.
Austin's heart tacks up a wanted poster with Bree's name the instant he lays eyes on her. Okay, the no-cops rule is an obstacle, but not impossible for a guy ambitious enough to be a shoo-in as the next police chief. Besides, he knows Bree's into him, whether they're flirting over weird flatware or getting frisky in the front seat of his vintage Volvo.
As Bree and Austin bond over cupcakes and hot springs hookups, Bree knows it's a matter of time before the skeletons in her closet topple into a messy heap on Austin's squeaky-clean life. Is there hope for a happy ending, or will their love end up DOA?
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Bree Bracelyn is the only sister of a large dysfunctional family. She and her many brothers (same father, different mothers), are launching a luxury resort on the land inherited from their father. At the launch party for the resort, Bree meets Austin Dugan, local cop on his way to becoming the town’s youngest police chief. Austin and Bree are instantly smitten, but Bree keeps Austin at arms length due to her rule about not dating law enforcement. Of course, that rule eventually gets thrown out the window. The is a great romance with really likable characters. I cannot wait for the rest of Bree’s brothers stories.
I only wish Bree had had the self confidence to be rightfully furious with Austin about his invasion of her privacy and abuse of power. He had no right to look into her records and, to me, he committed a much greater sin and was the one that truly needed forgiveness.
Hold on to your hats ...
What a secret to carry around for 13 years. My heart broke for Bree because I could understand why she felt the way she did, even though her thoughts and beliefs are misguided.
I love the romance between Bree and Austin. She was so set against dating anyone good, but she couldn't help throwing herself at him. It was comical and real. The chemistry was there and it wasn't going away. I love how much Austin was willing to do for her. He went and talked to one of the girls from high school that was involved in the incident and without saying anything he was able to get the story from her. And then to arrange the meeting with another girl from high school that was involved in the incident. That is some fierce love, wanting to make sure she understands how misguided her thoughts and beliefs are.
I love the two older ladies in this story who were determined to get Austin to pose in the buff for their charitable calendar. Bree's idea was a great compromise and probably raised more money for more than one charity.
And hold on to your hats for the finale. I cannot wait for the next book.