It’s anything but a wedding cake walk for the mayor and the deputy sheriff when they team up to reinvent the town of Idont, Texas to Ido.
Newly elected mayor, Lacey Cherish, ran for office to redeem the family name after her father had to resign for un-mayorly like conduct. But if she wants to salvage her family’s reputation, along with the town’s economy, she'll need to think fast. With few options at hand, she starts to rebrand Idont as Ido, as the most romantic place in Texas to tie the knot.
Lacey's grand plans have just made Deputy Sheriff Bodie Phillips's life a whole lot harder. He's got bigger problems than helping the mayor bring in brides. Like figuring out why his dad and grandfather mysteriously shut down the family business, and who's abandoning dogs within the town limits.
When Lacey’s chance at getting major publicity for Ido’s first wedding is jeopardized, she’s forced to rely on Bodie for help. But as their attraction heats up, they both have to decide how far they’re willing to go to revive the town and their families’ honor.
Crush (Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob) sparkles in this small-town, friends-to-lovers contemporary, the first in her Tying the Knot in Texas series. Newly elected mayor Lacey Cherish is determined to save the dying town of Idont, Tex., by rebranding it as Ido and transforming it into a wedding destination. Deputy Sheriff Bodie Phillips, Lacey's longtime friend, is on board, but first wants to figure out why his ethically challenged father and grandfather are moving the family business out of town. Meanwhile, Lacey arranges for magazine coverage of the town's first wedding, but the bridezilla pulls out at the last moment. Desperate not to lose the coverage, Lacey lies to the reporter: saying the wedding is still on and she herself is the new bride, blurting out Bodie as the name of her fianc . Bodie agrees to play along, and soon their pretend relationship turns all too real. There's a surprising amount of intrigue in this quaint small town, including the mystery surrounding the Phillips family business and a subplot about abandoned dogs that readers will be excited to see resolved in future installments. Crush's skillfully crafted romance is both sexy and sweet.
The Cowboy Says I Do
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If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. I adored the main and secondary characters. The book was so well written that it just flowed beautifully. I didn't think that book would have so many twists and turns for these two but it did. I had to finally put it down in the earlier morning hours as I eyes were so blurred, I couldn't see. I would love to see this in a movie as it played out as one in my mind. Some of the scenes were so hilariously funny that I couldn't help but stop reading and work through my laughter.
Deputy Sheriff Bodie Phillips and Lacey Cherish practically grew up together. Bodie's BFF is Lacey's older brother Luke. After graduating high school both Bodie and Luke left the town of Idont. When Bodie returns from college, it is Lacey's turn to leave for college. The two haven't seen each other in years. Lacey grew out of her gangly young girl stage to a gorgeous young woman. She becomes Mayor of Idont after her father was arrested and put under house arrest. He was the current mayor. When Bodie and Lacey have to work closely together due to their offices, the sparks just fly all around. Poor Luke is balancing getting to the bottom of his family's sometimes shady dealings and keeping a close eye on Lacey. What his family had him go through kept me guessing and glued to my e-reader!
This is a slightly sexy read. The sexy scenes were so well written that they shouldn't offend but that being said, I would only recommend this to someone over the age of 18.
If you love the older brother's friend to younger sister troupe, (especially with a hunky sheriff deputy) and laughs along the way, then you will definitely want to give this one a try. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.