Danny Avers is a teacher in small town Colorado. Back in the day, before high-speed Internet, social media, smartphones, or streaming anything, Danny’s just trying to live down his wild teenage years and carry on the only way he knows how: one day at a time. The last person he expects to see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and former consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new sheriff and his new neighbor, it’s even more of a shock.
Quinn knows there’s more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There’s more to Danny than old memories and quiet living too. But as in the past, stirring things up is Quinn’s specialty, and he sets out to do that, in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit there’s more to life and that their old town just might manage to be new again. That’s if old town thinking doesn’t get them both killed.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.
Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.
I'm a fan of second chance romance and this one was particularly sweet. Danny and Quinn were trouble teenagers, when they separated each had to overcome huge struggles. But they did and are better men for it.
Danny really had my heart. After an accident he is left scarred, limping, and very lonely. To see him glow in Quinn's presence was the highlight of this book for me.
Rags, Quinn's dog, was so delightful. A rescue dog who had just as hard a past as Danny and Quinn finds his peace with Quinn. I loved that little part of the story.
BA Tortuga's writing style is different than I've read before. This being my first BA Tortuga story I didn't know what I was in for. The dialog was a little spotty and at times confusing. There was a lot of sex and I don't frown upon sex in stories. I say if you want to do it DO IT lol. Problem was I felt like it took away from a lot of the seriousness of the story.
The plot was good, and there was an element of suspense. It is a romance and a beautiful one at that. I think there needed to be more sharpening in the meat of the story.
It is a lovely second chance romance and if you love a lot of sex with your story this is a great book to read.
I will read other books by this author.