Our lovely Luke finally gets his HEA!
Love isn't supposed to make someone bleed, leave marks, or even make a person cry. But that was the only kind of “love” Alice Stratton knew. Wanting a new life, she takes her daughter, Joey, and moves to Sweet Water, a picturesque town that she hopes will erase her painful past.
Cougar shifter, Luke Landon, has given up on having a relationship after his ex-fiancée betrayed him. Now five years later he is living in Sweet Water and is the physician to more than half the town. He never thought he'd find his mate, but all it took was for his cougar to scent Alice, the timid little lynx shifter, and his whole life changed.
But Alice is damaged, and has a child from another man. Can Luke heal his broken mate, be a father to a little girl who isn't his, and get past his own trust issues?
It was nice to see Luke get his HEA. This story took on a different take for the characters' back story. But of course, the evil guy is dead hence no alpha male going all caveman and killing them.
Both of them were a little broken and jaded. It was nice to watch them help each other heal and move on with their life. Jenika doesn't go that much into their backstories as well as the abuse Alice has gone through, so the angst and heartache isn't that much. Though she provides enough for you to be able to get into the characters' head.
The steam only comes in at about 65% of the book as the front half was spent getting to know the two characters and for Luke to earn Alice's trust. If only we could get more cuteness of Alice's daughter, Joey! She was sooooo adorable.
Overall, a cute, decent and slightly heartwarming read.