My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is book four in the series and there is a lot of background you need to guess at to fill in the gaps as you go along, a pet peeve of mine.
We are introduced to Maddie, who obviously has a reputation although for what isn’t revealed until much later in the piece. After a wild New Years Eve night Maddie swears off meddling, men and most appallingly chocolate. Trying to improve her image, Maddie signs up for an attempt at being a hospital volunteer. This is where she meets Mick, who has gained himself a concussion after a minor plane accident. Cue insta-attraction. Against all the rules she shares a kiss with Mick which she assumes he will forget all about. Although ultimately being a volunteer didn’t work out, Maddie spends a great deal of time helping Mick recover from his injuries and Mick finds himself attracted to Maddie but she is strangely unobtainable. Thankfully this is a light fluffy romance and everything ends as it should.
This book failed to make me interested in reading any more in the series. It felt rushed in execution and didn’t offer any hometown ‘feels’ that one would expect from a series of this sort. Although the main character, it never felt like Maddie was fleshed out enough and she felt very two dimensional.
This was just so-so for me.