Author: Jennifer Faye
Series: Book Two in the Whistle Stop Romance Series
Published By: Lazy Dazy Press (April 28, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!
When trouble strikes...Whistle Stop pulls together
For Ella Morgan, moving to Whistle Stop is a chance to start over, put her horrific past behind her. But now she's living in a mountain cabin--in dire need of renovation--that her grandmother left her, along with a sizable tax bill. Her job teaching school isn't going to cover it. She needs cash, and soon.
Volunteer firefighter Tony Granger has returned to Whistle Stop to run the family ranch and be guardian to his orphaned nephew, Johnny. But being a single parent isn't coming easy, and he's worried sick he won't succeed with his plan to adopt the boy, especially if Johnny's grades don't improve. He needs a break, and fast.
When Ella finds out Tony doesn't have a partner for the Dancing With the Firefighters' benefit--which is offering a large cash prize--and he hits upon hiring her as Johnny's tutor, it looks like their problems might be solved. But taking dance lessons to win the competition sets alight a burning attraction between them. Can they let go and learn to trust again, or will the scars of their pasts still haunt them?
I have come to depend on Ms. Faye for some of the sweetest romances and her new series Whistle Stop, is no exception.
We are thrown right back into the quirky fun town of Whistle Stop, New Mexico. Right into that perfect little small town setting and with all the comforts, good and bad that come from living in a small town.
I was immediately drawn to this story. Within the first chapter we meet an adorable but head strong little boy and a puppy that needs rescuing along with another wonderful broody but handsome cowboy and a humble but sweet teacher. I mean truly, what's not to love?
My heart went out to Johnny and the hard life this little boy has already had along with the uncle that is trying his hardest to make it all better and give him the life that he deserves and one that is desperately needed, for both of them.
Ella too has a past, one that isn't filled with sunshine and rainbows and as she comes to Whistle Stop to start a new life, her secrets slowly unfold. I couldn't help but feel for her and she faced her demons, one by one and came out stronger for it.
The slow burn and build up of the romance between Tony and Ella truly is what makes this series so wonderful Faye has an amazing ability to create tender moments that are tangible while still adding just enough steam to make it both heartwarming and spicy.
A wonderful addition to the series that I loved even more than the first.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*