His best friend's sister should be off-limits.
Sheriff Cubby Hawker loves his job, his mother, and his friends… but the woman side of things is not going so well. He's had his chances, take his best bud's sister, sexy Katie McBride. She'd thrown her heart at him and he'd been to slow to catch it. She left him the next day, and now years later, she's a detective. A sexy, hard assed one who turns him inside out. Finding her halfway down a bourbon bottle, broken and scared, makes him want to protect her, he's just not sure she'll let him.
He's got a second chance but is he brave enough to take it?
Katie McBride's confidence is rocked when she's shot in the line of duty. It takes another hit when Cubby Hawker finds her two days into a pity party for one.
She refuses to acknowledge that he's still the only man she's every wanted.
The sexy lawman had his chance… there won't be another one. But when she returns to her hometown of Lake Howling, they are thrown together when a dead body is found. Is Katie strong enough to walk away again… does she want to?
Two lawmen who have vowed to serve and protect. Can they fight drug lords, solve a murder, and make sure Militant Lawrence pays her parking violations? Join the Howlers in the Hot Foot Run and watch as Cubby and Katie overcome everything to find love.
Escape to Lake Howling today for sizzling romance and a side of crazy. Brave the real authority in town - the local book club - and remember to check out the Redwood trails! Plenty of feels and LOL's, that you don't want to miss out on. Go hit that buy button now because Sheriff Hawker is waiting for you!
BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
A Promise Of Home
The Texan Meets His Match
How Sweet It Is
It Only Took You
Don't Look Back
A Long Way Home
Then Came You
Faith and the Rock Star
Lake Howling Series
The stories are wonderful, keeps you drawn in and looking forward to the next one. But the typos and what I think must be auto spell check sometimes put weird words in, like "drunk wrap" instead of "shrink wrap". Would be nice if a little more editing was done before release.
It Only Took You
This is a great series. The characters are fun, romantic and very believable. Great dialogue. I was hooked after the first few chapters of Book One. I did find the lack of editing to be frustrating and distracting from the story with so many typos, grammar errors and story inconsistencies. But I still love the series.
She's done it again
4.5 stars - I love friends to lovers romances. They're my very favorite kind! It Only Took You is great for a lot of reasons, but especially because Ms. Vella has a gift for creating characters who personify family and community. You sense their genuine bond in every interaction. Reading the previous stories in the series isn't a requirement, however if you have, it will enrich your understanding of the different relationship dynamics.
This is Katie and Cubby's story. They've known each other since forever. Six years before the story begins, Katie confessed her love for Cubby and was rejected. Cubby had a terrible father growing up and long ago decided to never fall in love or get married. The two reconnect after Katie, an LA detective, is the sole police survivor in a drug bust gone wrong. She becomes a target and Cubby, the Sheriff in their hometown, goes to LA and drags her back home to heal and stay off the radar. So much happens to stretch and shape their relationship, not the least of which are some bad guys. I knew almost from the beginning who the villain(s) was, but knowing didn't dampen my enjoyment. Discovering the why and how, and watching the relationship unfold were plenty enough to keep me interested.
It's a great read with some action, sexy times and a lot of heart. I recommend it.
I received a copy of the ebook, free of charge, from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. The opinion given here is entirely my own.