Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn't the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance-including a past that might come back to haunt them both.
Avery spends her nights working for tips...and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy's protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she's finally found...and the passion she's always wanted
This was a enjoyable read driven by the sheer likeability of Rowdy. If you've read the first book in the series, you will understand how far this character has come and why you would want to root for his HEA. Yes he is wounded and yes, he is frustratingly guarded, but really, how can you not love Rowdy?
Avery has a plucky personality and although she has her doubts about what she is doing with Rowdy, she gives him plenty of space. It's a nod to the author that Avery does not come across as manipulative, but rather genuine and authentic.
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Fun, with familiar characters, this one left a smile on my face. This is a nice, sweet contemporary and worth your time.
Thank you to the author, Harlequin, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.