Sunday, July 9, 2017

Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: July 25, 2017

Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be.

Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff's badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there's more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there's something about the elusive beauty Nathan can't walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.

Worth the Wait was an excellent title for this book because it was definitely worth it!  Not only do we get Hogan and Violet's story, we also are treated to Nathan and Brooklin.  There is even a little side romance where Colt finds some happiness as well.  At first, I was hoping for Nathan to get his own story. I wasn't sure I would like both romances in one book.  But  both couples' stories were woven together so well that it really worked for me in the end.

 Hogan has a lot of baggage from his late wife and for a time was not the nicest guy to women except get them in bed.  Violet is fiercely independent and has worked hard for everything she has, including the diner.  Between Hogan and Violet, the attraction is there, but they have a ways to go before they can trust each other. I was really rooting for them.  I loved Hogan in the first book.  He just seemed so lost and deserving of a good woman in his life.

Nathan is smitten from the beginning. He has a tough job cracking the walls around Brooklin.  But she is harboring a secret, so her reasons for keeping to herself are valid.  I'll let you read it to find out her secret.  There does end up being a little mystery and the scene toward the end was pretty intense.  

I highly recommend this book as well as the first one, Don't Tempt Me.  Both have great characters, lots of fun banter and scorching romances that will just make you sigh. Worth the Wait comes out on July 25.  Make sure to pre-order today!

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