Hogan Guthrie is a single dad and accountant who is getting
his life back together. Moving to a small town to be close
to his brother had been a good place to start over and raise
his son, Colt. He really didn't want to become the barbecue
master for Violet Shaw but it's kind of fun and he is
learning that all things might be WORTH THE WAIT when it
comes to true love.
Violet wasn't really looking for love either, her whole life
has been the Screwy Louie's diner. She enjoyed the cat and
mouse game with Hogan but she's very busy. Then when an
unprecedented few moments lands Hogan jobless she has to
make it up to him and finds her life's plans spinning in a
wild and lovely way.
The sheriff of Clearbrook, Ohio, Nathan Hawley, had left
SWAT for his new badge, deciding he wanted peaceful and
orderly but, darned if his new neighbor isn't changing that
all up. Brooklin Sweet is gorgeous and seems to be out of
her element in their small town and he is right. Brooklin is
hiding her past and secrets that have had others turning
their backs on her even after the truth came out. When
danger hits the lady in small scary ways she turns to the
sheriff and hopes that the past won't mean much to him.
WORTH THE WAIT is a sweet peek at life and love in small
town life. I loved this book with the variety of people, the
dual romances and the warm, homey feeling. Having read DON'T TEMPT
ME I couldn't wait to get back to Clearbrook and see
what else the little town had to offer and I was thrilled.
The people from the last book return and we get the rush of
watching them continue their love life's and seeing the
changes that come with acceptance and getting beyond the
past for a number of people. It was also cute that Colt is
falling for the new girl at school and how a bit of
miscommunication almost messes that up for him. But
Clearbrook seems to be a town for love.
There is always many elements of realism in author Lori
Foster's books and this one is full of everyday crappy times
and amazing ones. I found it interesting how Hogan's boss
(at his accounting job) Joni Jeffers is portrayed, she kept
hitting on him and he was having none of it, a reverse of
what we hear most about in our world. To me, it was funny
that after she fired him she had to come back and beg him to
return or she will lose some accounts. Karma.
If you are looking for a sweet and steamy romance, homey
small town warmth, people who accept and protect each other
without a second thought then WORTH THE WAIT has got to be
your next curl up and read book.
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