Maxwell Thornton isn’t really a people person, but that never mattered to him because he’d lived for his career. After losing a patient during a routine hysterectomy, he’s shaken and afraid to pick up the scalpel again. He resigns his position in the city and takes a job as sole GP in the isolated town of Rainy Dale, Texas, population 1001.
Rainy Dale is populated with eccentrics who test his patience and seem to think he’s not only there to treat their illnesses, but that he’s also there to hold their hand and be their therapist. When one of his most annoying patients ends up dead and floating in Maxwell’s pool, he has some explaining to do to the local sheriff.
Sheriff Royce Callum is intelligent, determined and more attracted to the new doctor than he would like. He can’t imagine Maxwell is a murderer, but he also can’t exactly ignore a corpse in the sexy doctor’s pool.
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Wonderful mystery and romance, going on my list read series list.
This felt like a MM cozy mystery, which is awesome. I love cozies and MM, so it was a great combo for me. A little more heat than your typical cozy, grittier, but still with that cozy feel. The mystery was partially telegraphed fairly early, but I’m ok with that when it’s this entertaining.
Wonderful characters, that are quirky and fun, but still relatable. Maxwell was a really interesting character with his personality quirks and fitting him into a small town dynamic that he’s not use to. Royce is a hot lawman, trying to do his job despite his attraction to Maxwell. Some great chemistry between these two, and i love that Royce accepts Maxwell just as he is.
Overall I really enjoyed this. It looks as though the series will center around these two characters, which I’m hoping for. I wasn’t quite satisfied with where their relationship left off, so I’m looking forward to more in the next book. I personally think it’s a wonderful balance between a cozy mystery and a MM romance, and recommend for fans of either.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy.