Larkin Sisters Book 2
17 July 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
Image is everything to Zoe Larkin. She has spent the last several years of her life working to leave behind the stigma of what locals often refer to as the “wild Larkin sisters”. Now she has a chance to close a huge deal for her employer, Alpine Sky Resorts, and gain a major promotion in the bargain, if only her success not be so dependent upon the goodwill and cooperation of Jase Garrett.
Jase coasts along quite nicely until Zoe Larkin walks into his bar, the Rusty Wire, and makes an offer to buy him out. He has no interest in letting his bar and land be razed, in order to build a golf course. Not only that, he cannot stand the prim, proper and repressed Zoe bothering him to death with her endless sales pitches. The Rusty Wire is all that has been keeping Jase together, since losing his best friend to a skiing accident nearly nine years before.
When a rash of bad luck has Jase putting out fires, dealing with disgruntled customers and health inspectors, not to mention facing the forcible closure of his bar, he is certain Zoe is behind it all. On her part, Zoe is appalled at the tactics she is beginning to believe her boss, Matt, is using. She and Jase have no choice but to investigate the truth. Soon, they find themselves thrown together in a set of circumstances that leave them scrambling to stay alive, while trying to navigate an inexplicable attraction between them.
This fast paced romance novel has plenty of chemistry, action, suspense and a fantastic cast of characters that make readers feel right at home. Set in a small Colorado mountain town, it comes complete with a background that truly enhances the story. Readers will empathize with Zoe and Jase’s attempts to thwart their budding romance, in favor of the lives they think they want. All in all, this is a quick, satisfying read that will keep you hooked until the last page.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More