Series: The Garner Brothers #1
Published by Zebra Shout
Publication Date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
The Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California. But as much as they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too . . .
Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junction’s police chief and the co-owner of Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new neighbor, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway they’re arguing over . . . and a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.
Starting over was not in designer Delaney’s plans. But now that her rotten ex has walked away with the rights to her brand, she needs to reinvent herself, and fast. It’s not easy with bold, brash Colt next door, too handsome for his own good, and, she’s sure, too unreliable for hers. But as small town life throws them together again and again, Colt and Delaney find that simple romance may be the most exhilarating gamble of all . . .
I have been in something of a book slump lately, not finding a book that can hold my attention for long and I have quite a few half-read books in my reading queue but I’m glad I got to read this one because it was such a delightful and sweet and fun story, with everything I love about Ms. Finz’s writing – a great setting, enjoyable characters and a well-written story.
Delaney Scott has been laying low in Glory Junction for the last nine months since her marriage ended and everyone has pretty much respected her privacy, except her next-door neighbor, who happens to be the chief of police, feuding with her over their shared driveway. Even though she finds herself attracted to him, she is still sore from the fall-out of her marriage and needs to focus on rebuilding her brand. But with their close proximity and shared friends, maybe letting go and going with the flow may be the thing that unlocks her creative juices.
Colt Garner a few rules to abide by when it comes to relationships: no local women unless he is in it for the long haul and no city girls. He would know, because he has the scars from his past to show for it. Besides, he can get all the excitement he needs from the outdoor adventure company his family owns anytime he wants to. But Delaney isn’t just any city girl. She is a famous fashion designer whose career thrives in the big city and bright lights, but she fits into his small community and his life very well. Colt has to decide if he can enjoy her company while she’s in Glory Junction without any regrets when she inevitably leaves. Or maybe things between them don’t ever have to end.
As always with Ms. Finz’s books, it’s the description of the town that captured me first. Glory Junction sounds like the dream small town I want to move to, with an interesting, fun, friendly and invested community who cares about each other and is welcoming to newcomers. Delaney and Colt were also very enjoyable characters- low maintenance, with little drama and the slow burn of passion between them that made this such an interesting story. We also get a great cast of secondary characters and the anticipation of their own romances to look forward to.
I think this author’s books speak for themselves and would highly recommend them. I’ll say one thing: if you love a laid-back lifestyle, the idea of living in a small community where everyone knows everyone or just enjoy the outdoors, this book is one you definitely should read. I am really looking forward to more from this series and after reading the synopsis for the next book, I can’t wait for it!