“Fixing the home can heal the heart-if you can find all the pieces. “
Police officer Samuel Briggs is getting to know the people on his new, third-shift beat, but he'd prefer they not know too much about him-or the painful past that drove him away from New Mexico to start fresh in small-town Stratton, PA.
All he wants is peace, a manageable routine, and time to fix up his project home. There's no room in his broken heart for a new relationship. It's crowded with too many memories. But there's something about the Dixie's Cup short-order cook, who's flirty one minute, distracted the next, that piques Sam's interest.
Part-time cook, part-time hardware salesman and full-time handyman Rey King lives to work-but not because he loves it. Relationships? No time. Until one glance at Sam's haunted eyes sends a plumb line straight to his wary heart.
One afternoon of impulsive, no-strings sex begins to grow into a cautious friendship. But when Rey is seriously injured protecting a friend, the cracks in their already shaky foundation begin to show. Falling in love wasn't in either man's recovery plan…and this time, the risk could be too great.
Warning: Contains one emotionally wrecked cop, one angsty short-order cook, a few too many secrets, some meddling small-town folk, and plenty of hot man-on-man action.
When I went to buy this book I realised I had actually bought it on 9 June 2012 – a very long time ago!!! Somehow I had read it, and I even reviewed it on Goodreads, but I didn't remember it… I said:
Slow burning and satisfying… I wanted more at the end… and that is a good thing…
Rey and Sam are wonderful and the best review I can give is that I immediately went and bought book 2 🙂 oh, and my original review still stands, just upped to a 5/5!
I'm so pleased I found it, then I can go back and read the rest of the series