Tuesday, September 8, 2015

4 1/2 Star Review: Ever After (Love to the Rescue #3) by Rachel Lacey


Olivia Bennett is not having a happy birthday. Instead of blowing out her twenty-nine candles, she's stuck in jail, caught red-handed in a graffiti incident that (perhaps) involved one too many strawberry margaritas. Worst idea ever. The only bright side is that she ended up in the strong arms of the most gorgeous lawman she's ever seen.

Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff) faces intense pressure from the sheriff to find out who's behind a string of vandalisms. And after her spray-painting spree, Olivia is suspect number one. Still, Pete can't stop thinking about her.Wanting her. Now he's torn between his duty and his overpowering desire for the vivacious waitress. But he may have to bend the rules because true love is more important than the letter of the law . . .

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My Review

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I knew I was going to like this book from the first scene. Olivia gets arrested by Pete (aka Deputy Hot Stuff) after being caught spray painting Halverson's Foods' chicken processing plant. Talk about a meet cute! Sure, it seemed like a good idea at the time (of course alcohol was involved), but Olivia is left to take the fall when she is abandoned by her friends. She takes her punishment in stride, but does not give up her quest to take down Halverson's Foods. 

As soon as Pete met Olivia, he knew that she was different. She wasn't your typical perp and despite the fact that she was in serious trouble, she didn't back down from what she believed in. Unfortunately for Olivia, that means backlash from Halverson employees that puts her in some precarious positions. 

Enter Deputy Hot Stuff...again. Whether it is coming to her rescue when those employees get a little too close for comfort or learning how to meditate with her, he can't seem to stay away. And even though being with her is bad for the promotion he is up for, he doesn't care. 

I loved Pete. He was just the sweetest...a tough cop with a soft heart towards animals (*SWOON*) and pretty girls in distress. Come on! On paper, Pete and Olivia don't make sense, but they are the definition of "opposites attract" and quite happy together. They have fantastic chemistry and have fun when they are together. Unfortunately, like most relationships, they face some stumbling blocks along the way and their budding relationship is put to the test. 

This is a delightful book and a great addition to the series. We get a glimpse of characters from the past two books as well as some new four legged friends that make this series so great.  

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