Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jaded by Anne Calhoun - ARC Review

After life as a cop in Denver leaves him burned-out, Lucas Ridgeway returns to Walkers Ford, South Dakota, to serve as their chief of police. He’s hoping to start over with a clean slate and avoid any emotional entanglements—even after his next-door neighbor kisses him senseless. Alana is passionate, dedicated, and most importantly leaving town soon. So why not have some fun?

Alana Wentworth comes from a larger-than-life political family, yet all she wanted was to be a librarian. Then after an embarrassing marriage proposal from Mr. Not-For-Her, she jumps at the chance to live her dream for a few months. She wasn't supposed to get involved with the community—or sexy, troubled Lucas. But when the time comes for Alana to put Walkers Ford behind her, she’s not ready. And Lucas may not be ready for her to go.


I loved this book, it was both fun and sexy. They chemistry between Alana and Lucas is off the charts and I enjoyed the way that just being in each other’s arms taught them both about what they really wanted out of life. It’s a story that really is about finding and forgiving oneself on top of the very well done romance. It’s obvious that Lucas and Alana were meant to be.

Even if they both see their relationship as temporary, I really liked that aspect of the book. Not to mention the very adorable and very entertaining sidekick in Duke, Lucas’ retired police dog, this book really has a bit of everything for everyone while maintaining that small town romance feel. It’s a small town romance with a heavy dose of the erotic when Lucas and Alana get together.

There was a great cast of characters that made Walker’s Ford both fun and quirky. I highly recommend this book and will be checking out others by Ms. Calhoun soon.

I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review. 

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