by: Lila Munro
Rebel Ink Press
Released: January 2011
When they were young, Cait and Bryce were in love, and Bryce thought he'd found the one woman he would marry and start a family with. Unfortunately, Cait balked at the idea of settling down, so one night she takes off for the city to make a life for herself, leaving Bryce confused and heartbroken.
Eight years later, a disastrous engagement with a coworker leaves her life in shambles. Not knowing what else to do, she heads back to her hometown, hoping for some peace and quiet while she gets her life in order. What she doesn't realize is her mom has sent Bryce to keep an eye on her for the week she'll be back in town. The last thing she wanted was to see her old flame, especially when the love she once had for him blazes to life when she sees him again.
Bryce agreed to watch over Cait, but his mixed feelings over her abandonment of him vaporize when he first sees her lying on the beach, clad only in a skimpy bikini. As the two get to know each other again, he thinks the Fates may have given him another chance to be with the one woman he's ever truly loved.
But will the secrets he's hiding from her ruin their chance at a fresh start, or will they realize that a slower, lower love is just the way to go to achieve their happily ever after?
Lila Munro writes with a style she calles "realmantica", which basically brings the characters to life in a way you can relate to. The trials and tribulations the characters face in their lives is something that could happen to any one of us, and as a result, it allows us to connect with the characters in a way we previously might not have.
I have read several of Lila's books, and while I usually shy away from contemporary, I'll gladly read hers. Her characters have a way of speaking to me that, while occasionaly I want to slap them for their blindness and stupidity, just means that I've fallen into the story and seem to be with the characters as they go through whatever plot Lila's set up for them.
Anyone who likes realistic contemporary with a bit of spicy red hot action should give Lila's books a try.
Carla gives this book a