Series: Salisbury Stories #1
Author: R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 141 pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (October 23, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Serving up passion, family, love and hate, with a side order of arson.
Lewis has lost nearly everything, and now it seems that Devon is here to take the last thing he has left – working in his beloved restaurant, Laurels. But when an arsonist threatens everything Lewis loves, he realizes sometimes everyone has their ghosts, and he discovers an unexpected ally who is prepared to risk everything for him.
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Review: Lewis and his sister Rachel had been dealt a couple of horrible hands in the past. The loss of their parents, Rachel having been severely hurt from the accident, the betrayal of someone he thought loved him, the amount of debt, the sale of his home and restaurant were just at the tip. Now the new owners were going to come and change everything.
Devon is a millionaire in his own and comes off as a complete ass at first. He knows everything about family traditions and about business. However it is not to be mixed at all, that is until he meets Lewis and Rachel. He is learning so much from these two, including love. To top it off someone is burning businesses around them and the fear that they are next is getting to them.
From one point it seems that Devon’s change of heart comes to fast. It was like one minute he was an ass, the next he was close to being in love. Although I suppose in some relationships it does happen like this. But in this instance it just seemed a bit off to me. Like it was rushed in a way. Also the mystery part of the story didn’t rock like it should have. It wasn’t really too hard to figure out who was behind it. To me it just seemed a little weak and thrown in there for the effect. Other than that I actually had a bit of fun with the story. The pace wasn’t to slow but it wasn’t really fast at all, so it was a good read for me.
Over all I wished that it had been more expanded with the mystery part. I wanted something to sink my teeth into but it didn’t come off that way. But like I said above Devon’s attitude change just came off to fast, and there really didn’t seem to be the spark between them that should have been there.
I am looking forward to seeing what the next story will give me.
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