Series: The Donovan Brothers #2
Author: Susan Meier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 265
Published: Entangled: Bliss, November 17, 2014
From cold feet to hot-blooded…
Former Marine and current rancher Cade Donovan left his hometown looking for a fresh start. But then Cade inherits the grocery store that his grandfather won from the O’Riley family in a poker game more than thirty years ago. The same store that caused a bitter feud between the two families. And worse still, Cade has to return home to confront his past—and share his inheritance with the enemy…the all-grown-up and sinfully tempting Piper O’Riley.
After ditching two fiancés at the altar, Piper has a reputation for being the town’s runaway bride. The irony is, Piper is woefully inexperienced when it comes to real, true physical attraction. And working with Cade is torture. The kind that can keep a girl up all night imagining naughty, delicious things. Things that Cade is more than happy to show her…
It’s all fun and sexy games…until the truth of why Cade left town comes out.
As much as I loved the first book, and as much as I wanted to love this one, unfortunately I can’t say that it impressed me. I’m a big fan of bickering love. I love the tension that it builds, later that tension leading to passion and finally to reluctant love. I’m sad to say this, but I saw none of that in this book.
Cade is a Marine-turned-rancher who comes back to his hometown to take care of business after his grandfather’s death. He avoids his hometown like the plague because that’s where his abusive father lives-though his father had been dealt with in the previous book and now everyone knows what kind of scumbag he is- and also because he’s left a pregnant woman at the altar and the whole town seems like they shunned him. Piper is a long time resident, but she has her own reasons for avoiding people, mainly because she’s already left two men at the altar herself, and now dubbed as the ‘Runaway Bride’ of town. Add to that the feud between their families and the gossip mill, and you’ve got the whole story.