December 5, 2011
Fiction / Romance
Rating: 3 Cups
Getting out of Westover could not happen fast enough for Lacey Karr. Growing up without a mother or father left her feeling out of place and isolated, and the only person who made it bearable was her grandmother Rennie.
They were raised like cousins, and yet Mason James knew early on that pain in the butt little girl meant the world to him. They fought like cats and dogs, and competed relentlessly, but Mason would have given anything to keep her in Westover.
Nothing could hurt Lacey more than knowing she was too late to help Rennie, not even a severely crushed leg and concussion. Her darling grandmother is gone, and now Lacey is a complete invalid at the mercy of the one man who tormented her beyond belief as a child. Mason cannot shake the feeling that this is his one chance to have Lacey right where he wants her, but nothing with Lacey has ever been easy. She is hurt, heartbroken, and insistent that the town has a grudge against her, but Mason has never let a challenge with Lacey go uncontested.
It would take the patience of a saint to put up with the stubborn, obstinate, and sometimes snotty Lacey Karr, but Mason James takes on the role of nursemaid with a smile. Their almost sibling rivalry makes their dialogue come to life, and you can understand how Lacey could be blind to the man Mason has become. You really can appreciate how deeply Mason feels for Lacey when time and again she unknowingly bruises his heart, and he keeps coming back for more. Theirs’ is a relationship not built on fairytales, but one fraught with growing pains and insecurities, making it that much more real and believable.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More