by Rachel Gibson
Gibson takes a slight veer from her Chinooks series by focusing on the sibling of a previous character. Vince Haven has traveled many paths since leaving his medical discharge as a Navy SEAL. Proprietor of a relative's small town Gas 'n Go was never even on the short list of possibilities. Before he even makes his way into Lovett, TX, he encounters a notional lady that is bound and determined not to like him too much.
Sadie Jo left town years ago because she never quite seemed to fit in Lovett. Now she and her nearly sacrilegious flat hair have returned for a cousin's wedding. The plan is to get in and get out, but life has other plans for her. Sadie spends much of the book coming to terms with her past and trying to outrun her emotions with Vince as her new distraction. Predictably, two duo believes that love 'em and leave 'em will work as well as it always has, and, of course, it doesn't.
Gibson ties her characters to previous novels just enough to keep old fans happy without making new readers feel lost. It's quick, just a little naughty, and filled with the kind of sweetness we often forget to see in our daily lives.