Friday, 22 August 2014

Review: Stay With Me by Sharla Lovelace

**** 4 Stars

This was another find on Netgalley. I'd never heard of the author by I really loved the sound of the blurb so I clicked to request it. Thanks to Beyond The Page Publishing for the ARC.

The Blurb

Ian was the wild boy every girl dreams of, a renegade who thrived on breaking the law and setting Savi’s body on fire. It was all fun and games and hot excitement, no strings attached, until the one day he got serious—and then disappeared without a trace.

Savi has spent the ten years since committing herself to her work, her daughter, and to not thinking about Ian—or love. Just when it’s possible she might have found the one man who can change her mind, Ian pulls into town, bringing with him all of the lust, danger, and excitement Savi remembers.

As Ian stirs up old feelings and draws Savi back into memories and passion she’s too weak to fight, he’s also digging up dirt on the man Savi is falling for, doing everything he can to prove that Duncan is not who he seems to be. And Savi, unsure whether she can trust either man, will be forced to decide between rekindling a love that never really burned out and building a new one that looks ready to catch fire.

My Thoughts

From the cover I was expecting a slightly younger female protagonist but Savanna being in her 40s totally worked for me. The book is set in Coppers Fall, a small town Texas. 

Savanna Barnes, is a 43 year old single mum who had her heart broken a decade ago when the man who told her loved her walked out on her just a few days later. Since then she has been actively avoiding love and focusing on her daughter and helping build the family business with her father.

Ian McMasters, is the man who broke Savanna's heart all those years ago, he was her best friend, her lover and her partner in crime. Together they were an explosive couple, always up to mischief, causing their fair share of trouble and now he is back. The only problem is his return coincides with Savanna, beginning to fall for the new town vet, Duncan Spoon. This sets us up with the perfect love triangle, at times wanting Savi to rekindle her romance with Ian and then also wanting her to end up with the hot vet.

Ian has returned to town leaving his dive business in Key West, Florida in the hands of his business partner to come and help his brother out as the family business has fallen on hard times. Only not everyone or everything is as it seems. People are out to destroy Ian's family business and it looks as though their might be the same plan for Savanna's too.

This book was a such a quick, easy read. I loved Savanna, she was such a feisty, take no-nonsense lady but at times she reverted right back to being a teenager. There was lots of humour in the book, with Savanna's employee Missy bringing about a lot of the laughs.  There was a wonderful warmth about this book and I will certainly be checking out Sharla Lovelace's previous novels.

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