I really thought this was going to be a Maisey Yates slam-dunk romance for me. I love it when she pairs the inexperienced and feisty heroine with an older and jaded hero. Unfortunately, this one ended up being just an okay read for me.
Our heroine, Pansy (yes, that’s really her name) was strong and tough and didn’t take any BS from the townspeople or the hero, West. I loved their banter at the beginning of the book, especially when the Pansy kept giving West tickets. I enjoyed watching her work to earn the sheriff position in her small town. I also liked the introduction to Pansy’s family and look forward to their books.
For me, the biggest problem was West. I felt like he was a two-dimensional character at the beginning and didn’t get much better as the story went along. I didn’t feel his emotional attachment to Pansy, not even by the end of the book. I kept waiting to invest further into him as a character and I just couldn’t get there. As a result, Pansy and West’s relationship felt forced and stilted much of the book.
Overall, this was a quick read and I did like parts of the book, especially the heroine, but I don’t think this was one of Ms. Yates’ best stories. I found myself struggling towards the end.
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**