Introducing Book 2 Of the Lowells of Honeywell, Texas series! Be prepared for hunky men in uniform and strong women refusing to be in distress. This is a sexy male/female book with a happy ever after! No Cliffhangers here!
Cheyenne has too much on her table to even consider letting a man into her life, especially now that it seems her abusive ex is sniffing around her daughters. She’s terrified that he’s going to want to insert himself into their lives again.
Sheriff Sheridan Lane was unable to rescue the beautiful Cheyenne in time seven years ago, but he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure she and her girls stay safe this time around. The best way to do that is to move them into his house where he can keep an eye on everything. His own daughter isn’t wild about the prospect, but even she starts to come around.
Once they’re under his roof, it’s so easy to envision the temporary turning into the permanent. He vows to catch the bad guy, but what else will he have to do to prove he’s the man for Cheyenne?
First I want to thank J.M. for adding me to her review team and for the ARC of this book. Now I have to confess this is the first book I am reading of this series so once again I’ve started at the end and not the beginning. The other books, Forget Me Not (the prequel novella) and Untying His Knot are now purchased and on my kindle waiting for me.
Right away I fell into this story, Cheyenne, single mother of three, juggling her time to get things done. Helping to get a bridal shower planned plus everything else had her grabbing the opportunity to spend just a little time to herself at a new coffee shop in town.
Sheriff Sheridan Lane is every woman’s heartthrob, a single father he hasn’t shown any interest in any of them. He’s been waiting for one woman to be ready to move on, Cheyenne.
This is a favorite scene as Cheyenne makes the first move in putting the past behind her.
“I’m sorry I jumped out there,” she told him abruptly. “I was pretty relaxed in here and you startled me when you grabbed my arm. It wasn’t you, specifically, though. I just wanted you to know that.”
He narrowed his eyes in thought, before nodding. “I know that. I’m a little shocked you’re even talking to me right now, though. What’s changed?”
Cheyenne turned to look out the window. Cars drove by slowly, trucks mostly, hauling feed or wire. There were a few people walking, but not very many. What had changed?
“I don’t know,” she admitted. “I’m just tired of not being normal, I guess. It’s been six years. No, seven now. And I’ve realized how ridiculous I was being, jumping every time I see you.”
Sheridan cocked his head at her. “You can’t always make things better just because you want to.”
There was a glint of humor in his eyes that really appealed to her. She’d missed seeing him and talking to him. They’d been friendly years ago. “I know. We might just have to be happy with this little step for a while.”
They both smiled and took a drink of their coffees.
“Well, when you’re ready for more let me know.”
J.M. Madden. Naughty By Nature (Kindle Locations 155-166).
There’s much to overcome for Cheyenne, and Sheridan is doing his best to keep her and her children safe. His daughter Olivia is a typical teen but even she can be won over.
I really loved Grace’s shenanigans and Savannah’s tattling. Carolyn seemed a bit more mature and helpful but does have an eye-roll or two for her sister.
An emotional story that gives the background of both their stories which had me sniffling, a lot of tension when Cheyenne’s ex shows up, and plenty of sizzle between Sheridan and Cheyenne.
I liked seeing the couples from the Lost and Found series which is another favorite of mine, you should check those books out too.
5 Contented Purrs for J.M.!
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J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between ‘combat modified’ military men and the women who love them. J.M. Madden loves any and all good love stories, most particularly her own. She has two beautiful children and a husband who always keeps her on her toes.J.M. was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, until hubby moved the clan to Kentucky. When not chasing the family around, she’s at the computer, reading and writing, perfecting her craft. She occasionally takes breaks to feed her animal horde and is trying to control her office-supply addiction, but both tasks are uphill battles. Happily, she is writing full-time and always has several projects in the works. She also dearly loves to hear from readers! So, drop her a line. She’ll respond.