Title: A Kiss At Town Square
Author: Rachel Eliker
Publisher: Pangur Ban Books
Release Date: July 7, 2018
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Rating: 4 Lattes
Heat Level: Light Roast
On one of the worst days of Autumn Whittaker’s life, she meets Deputy Dean Thompson when he pulls her over—twice—for traffic violations. Though he smells heavenly and has a killer smile, she’d be more than happy to never see him again. She soon discovers that won’t be possible: he’s her Friday night blind date.
As much as she wants to keep her distance, Autumn feels her resolve crumbling when she repeatedly bumps into Dean, discovering there’s more to him than just the upstanding law officer that she first met. He’s everything that Autumn’s controlling, manipulative former fiancé, Jason, was not, and soon, she realizes that Dean might be the key to getting over her ex and finding true love.
With everything going so perfectly, Autumn’s heart is shattered when Dean and Autumn run into Jason, and he reminds her that she’s average, ordinary, and boring. Can Dean show her that she has what it takes to make her own happily ever after?
Truly? I was put off by Autumn. She was a little too bitter for me, but the writing was good, and I wanted to find out what happened.
What kept me reading (or didn’t).
Dean is almost painfully perfect. He never flinched at her behavior and stepped in exactly as you would expect a cop to when things got difficult for Autumn.
Because this was a short story, there wasn’t much time for the chemistry to brew between them, but the attraction was certainly there.
Sort of like a flavored latte, this story was a bit too sweet for my personal taste, but it is well written with interesting characters.
If you are looking for a quick weekend read, this is a great choice.
About the Author
Rachael Eliker was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying Animal Science with an option in Biology. She currently lives on an acreage in Indiana, with her husband and children where she enjoys challenging home improvement projects, keeping up with a handful of livestock, running on lonely stretches of country road, and writing. Read more about her upcoming work at https://rachaeleliker.com.