Deb’s review of Ever After by Rachel Lacey
Contemporary Romance released by Forever on August 25, 2015
Olivia Bennett is not having a happy birthday. Instead of blowing out her twenty-nine candles, she’s stuck in jail, caught red-handed in a graffiti incident that (perhaps) involved one too many strawberry margaritas. Worst idea ever. The only bright side is that she ended up in the strong arms of the most gorgeous lawman she’s ever seen.
Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff) faces intense pressure from the sheriff to find out who’s behind a string of vandalisms. And after her spray-painting spree, Olivia is suspect number one. Still, Pete can’t stop thinking about her. Wanting her. Now he’s torn between his duty and his overpowering desire for the vivacious waitress. But he may have to bend the rules because true love is more important than the letter of the law…
Ever After is book 3 in Rachel Lacey’s Love to the Rescue series; however, it can be read as a standalone. It is a very sweet, well written, contemporary romance set in small town North Carolina. I love small town romances with their interesting mix of quirky characters and fun goings on. However, I’m not a sweet kind of gal. I like my romances down and dirty with lots of the same in regard to the sex on the page. And, shame on me, I have also been known to judge a book by its cover. The cover of Ever After is…sweet. However, the hot guy and the dog on the cover roped me in, because guys who love dogs are just that much hotter, right? So I gave myself a lecture to stop with the judging and eye rolling before I’ve even read a chapter. And I’m glad I did because I truly enjoyed this book. Continue reading