Author: Meg Easton
Series: Nestled Hollow Romance #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 4, 2019
They can’t be in the same room without arguing–or without sparks flying.
Alete Keetch knows she is too independent, too opinionated, and too headstrong to get along with someone enough to ever get married. But that’s fine by her–she gets all the fulfillment she needs by running her favorite town celebrations. Until the much-too-attractive new Fire Chief comes to town, determined to cancel them.
Zane Collins can’t trust anyone but himself. When he moves to Nestled Hollow to become the Fire Chief and prepare the town for a potential disaster, he plans to keep his heart as closed off as ever. He’s not looking for any connections–he just wants to do his job of protecting the town well and use the festival money to do it.
It seems the only way he can accomplish his goals is to work with the captivating but infuriating woman who’s trying to thwart his every move.
Neither one is willing to back down from what they know is right. But neither one can deny the attraction building between them. Can they get past their differences long enough to fall in love?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
I think this book is as good as the others in this series but I liked it the least. Totally personal preference. I just don’t like watching people battle against each other. I’m not a fan of personal conflict. So this is totally on me and not the book itself. Obviously I knew they would be enemies going in. I just hoped I’d be able to overlook it more than I did.
The main characters were good people who were both seeking for something good. But I felt like there was not enough attempt to find a way to do both. Until the end. Then it was all good. I enjoyed their banter when they were getting along, like on their stay up 24 hours thing.
I loved Alete’s relationship with her grandmother. They were very sweet. And her parents are too. Zane is overcompensating for childhood issues with his family. That was rather sad.
The book is clean and Nestled Hollow is one of those small towns Hallmark movies are made of. Actually the book could be a Hallmark movie.
No sex, language or violence
* I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.