Melinda Curtis comes to the blog with the first in her Sunshine Valley series a small, close-knit town where everyone knows….everything in
Can’t Hurry Love
Lola has been widowed for nearly a year, Randy having been killed in an auto accident at the dangerous crossroads in town. She’s finally started to clear out his things when she comes upon a revelation: Randy had been unfaithful. VERY unfaithful if the nearly empty, extra-large box of condoms is any indication. Not being from Sunshine Valley, she’s only made one friend, and that one friend has been her constant. Of course, there are the women of the Sunshine Valley Widow’s Club who are inveterate matchmakers – and she’s also landed on their radar. Yet things are heating up: first with the small (or not so) bonfire she built in her driveway to burn Randy’s things, then the Sherriff coming to shut down both the fire and her newly hatched plan. She’s going to find out who Randy was seeing…then leave.
Of course – nothing is quite so simple: Drew (the Sherriff) is also in the midst of a custody battle for his daughter – and needs a wife: a calm, non-threatening, biddable wife. Everything that Lola isn’t, and all of that makes her deliciously attractive: if it weren’t for the many calls he has to field over the blow-up dolls in her front window in various positions, the overeager nephew who is writing tickets (or jailing) everyone he catches, his sister and an overweight, anxious pig, the other sister who can’t seem to cover up in her search for Mr. Rebound after her divorce, or his need to be around Lola whenever possible.
Laugh out loud, meddling neighbors, more conflicts borne of desperation and curiosity than is possibly necessary, Lola has, underneath the ‘city polish’ a heart of gold and is simply seeking answers before she leaves. It doesn’t hurt that she’s been brought into the mix with the widow’s club, or that her constantly changing blow up doll display is talk of the town, but her charming Drew’s daughter Becky with simple words and her honest searching for answers have everyone understanding her desires, even if they don’t agree. A lovely introduction to the town and it’s people, as secrets are uncovered, friendships renewed and new hope brought to many.
Title: Can't Hurry Love
Author: Melinda Curtis
Series: Sunshine Valley #1
Also in this series: Dream a Little Dream
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Grief, Humor elements, Mystery Elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: American, Small Town
Published by: Forever
Published on: 31 March, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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From a USA Today bestselling author comes a heartwarming romance about a city girl who finds herself widowed in a quirky small town and the new target of the town's relentless matchmaking Widows Club.
You can't rush romance but you can give it a nudge...
Head-over-heels in love, Lola Williams gave up everything to marry Randy, including a promising career in New York City. Now, after one year of marriage and one year of widowhood, Lola finds herself stranded in Sunshine, Colorado, reeling from the revelation that Randy had secrets she never could have imagined. She swears she's done with love forever but the matchmaking ladies of the Sunshine Valley Widows Club have different plans...
Sheriff Drew Taylor also knows what it feels like to be unlucky in love. So when Lola comes to him for help uncovering Randy's hidden life, Drew finds himself saying yes against his better judgment - especially with the Widows Club eyeing them both. Soon enough, Lola is upending Drew's peaceful, predictable world...and he kind of likes it! But will this big-city girl ever give her heart to a small-town guy again?
Includes the bonus novella "Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs" by Annie Rains!
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.