Series: The McBrides #3
on August 12th, 2014
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There's a new sheriff in Fallbrook … Meet Dylan McBride.
Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return.
Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes home—only to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead.
Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessie's disappearance. He knew he'd have to face a few ghosts … he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning … and alive.
The pull between them is instant, but Dylan's heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?
To be completely honest, I read this book a few years ago and never wrote a review for the publisher. Bad Crystal! So I figured I’d do a quickie review of what I do remember of the book and my feelings. And as a side note, this book was the start of me devouring all of Jennifer Ryan’s books she’s released.
Jessie and Dylan had a thing 8 years ago. One night led to something else that turned into an emotional roller coaster. But let’s back up a little for more of a backstory. After Jessie and Dylan had their night of bow-chicka-wow-wow, Dylan kind of ignored Jessie since he was leaving for the military and nothing really should come up of it. Then Jessie has a crazy incident with her ass of a father and leaves town without a word to anyone. Fast forward and she’s back in town.
I really enjoyed the emotional journey between Dylan and Jessie. Jessie was a strong female character who I thoroughly enjoyed. A self-made woman. Dylan was a sexy sheriff with a heart of gold who wanted to do anything he could to win Jessie back. At one point I remember I was even shedding some tears. The bumpy road to their HEA I enjoyed immensely.