Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
The last thing that writer Katherine Vaughn expects when she flees California for her native Arkansas is to fall in love, especially not with a former Navy SEAL and her cousin’s widower. Nor did she expect that the thugs seeking retribution for her late husband’s drug debts would follow her back to Arkansas.
As she and Ben Hatfield fall in love, their happiness faces trials that include an unexpected illness and his grandfather’s death. But Katherine has little time to mourn her own losses as the California drug lord’s minions kidnap her in a final effort to collect on the debt.
Katherine Vaughn comes home to Arkansas to regroup and stay one step ahead of the people who killed her husband. The drug lord that wants Katherine dead because he knows that since she now takes over her dead husband's debts to him. Arkansas is where Aunt Ruby was and she needed to seek refuge there not realizing in doing so that she was going to meet Ben her deceased cousin's husband who helped Ruby and worked at the local plant.
Ben was a former Navy Seal and he knew he could protect Katherine if only she would give up the shelter wall she built around her from her former husband's drug abuse. Ben not only takes care of Ruby but his grandfather who raised him is in the nursing home dying and he predicts the future for Ben and Katherine.
The romantic suspense is a great read. Ben and Katherine lives dwell around their kinfolk and it has you laughing, crying and enjoying being part of their world. The trust that is built quickly comes to head when danger lurks and finds Katherine and Ben doesn’t disappoint her with that trust.
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy wrote a well meaning and intriguing story with a subtle hint of suspense and a lot of romance.
5 Tea Cups!