Savannah Lyons has her secrets —she buried them in the past long ago and she’d like to leave them there. She never talks about her past with anyone — especially wickedly handsome restaurant owners like the guy next door.
Casey Moore has met women with moves and instincts like her’s before but not since he was a teenage runaway. He lost his best friend to the streets and for once, he hopes his razor-sharp intuition is dead wrong because there’s just something about Savannah that turns him from a tough guy to a tender heart.
I was hesitant to pick this one up because it’s book five in a series I haven’t read before but not having read the first few books definitely wasn’t a problem as Savannah and Casey’s story absolutely stands on its own. I fell in love with these characters from the first few chapters and was rooting for them the whole way through.
This story deals a lot with dealing with your past, and figuring out how much you let it define your future. It was a genuinely compelling read from start to finish, and one that I think will connect with a lot of different kinds of romance readers as there is a lot of well done character development through the series as well.
I suspect at some point I’ll probably go through and read the past books in this series, as well as keep an eye out for more from Mary Crawford in the future.