By: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Maverick Montana #2
My Copy: Amazon.com
The BookWhisperer's Rating:
Opposites don’t attract. They ignite.
The small Montana town near the Kooskia reserve seemed like the perfect place for Juliet Montgomery to hide from her not-so-law-abiding family. But when her peace is shattered by a break-in and threatening phone calls, it’s clear someone back in New York knows where she is. It’s time to plan her getaway, and fast—but first, she needs to tie up a few loose ends. Namely, finding out exactly what the town’s sexy cowboy sheriff is hiding in his holster...
Sheriff Quinn Lodge has enough demons of his own to know when someone’s hiding something. Clearly, he needs to do a thorough investigation to uncover what’s beneath Juliet’s uptight, city-girl exterior—preferably one piece of clothing at a time. But when their chemistry goes from fizzy to full-on explosive, things start getting complicated. How can Juliet stay beneath the covers with Quinn, when doing so means blowing her cover?
Wow, Quinn and Juliet brought more heat than what I was expecting. Their little moments in the first book had me wondering if they would be the next couple in this series and if they would be just as hot of a couple as Jake and Sophie – they were hotter.
Quinn goes for what he wants and what he wants is Juliet. Even though she is hesitant about starting a relationship with anyone, especially the sheriff, she can’t seem to stay away from Quinn or his family. The two strike up a deal – Quinn will let Juliet stay rent free if she pretends to be his girlfriend until the election is over. (But let’s just be honest – he wants her so bad that he just uses this as an excuse to get her near him.) Their attraction is page turning and pretty steamy until trouble comes knocking at the door.
I will say that during the last half of the book, when the crap hit the fan, there was a time when I thought this was the end of their relationship. Zanetti writes drama to where the characters keep level heads and also their cards close to their chest. I had no idea if Quinn and Juliet could forgive each other for the lies and actions each bestowed. They both acted so civil to each other even though their hearts were breaking on the inside. This made the book even more riveting because they had each dug themselves in such a deep hole that I couldn’t see how they were going to get out.