Danny is a teacher in small town Colorado, trying to live down his wild teenage years and living his life the only way he knows how; one day at a time. He's had a tough time of it, but Danny figures he's managed to become respectable, or at least less than notorious. The last person he expects to ever see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new Sheriff it's even more of a shock.
Quinn knows there's more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There's trouble brewing, big enough trouble that he's willing to go undercover to figure out who's behind it. Quinn knows there's more to Danny than old memories and quiet living, too. There was a lot of passion in his old friend once upon a time, and he's willing to bet it's still there if he scratches the surface. He sets out to stir things up in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit that there's more to life than he has, and that their old town just might manage to be new again.
This is a previously published title. The publisher has changed.
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.