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"He's not the kind of guy you keep. And I know myself enough to know I'll want to keep him."

Overall Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 4.5/5

Spice Rating: 8/10

Characters: 9.5/10

Atmosphere: 9/10

Writing: 9/10

Plot: 8/10

Intrigue: 8.5/10

Logic: 8/10

Enjoyment: 9/10

Hero: Jack

Heroine: Everly

Cliff-hanger: No

Triggers: Child Abuse, Alcohol Abuse

Pages: 388

Style: Contemporary, Small Town, Second Chance, Forced Proximity

I didn't know what to expect when I went into this one, but what I got was so much better than I could have imagined. I loved it! And for a debut I was blown away, I can't wait to see where Victoria goes from here, her writing is amazing.

Everything about this story sucked me in! The beautiful mountain setting of Strutt's Peak, the wonderful and totally loveable characters (both main and side), creative banter, dirty talk, sexy hero, badass heroine, and angsty plot, what more could you want?

All of the characters were written perfectly. Everly had me in love from the first page, what an absolute gun. She is such an independent, strong, family-orientated, career-driven woman that I think we all wish we were more like. And then there's Jack the sexy playboy photographer... he is everything you could want from a brooding bad boy: sexy, possessive, confident, charming, and dominant (when you need it *wink*). The angst between these two. I was totally ready for them to get it on right from their first encounter, but that tension was perfection. It was also so refreshing to see such confidence from both of them in the bedroom, Everly certainly knows how to make a man 'beg' for it.

Also, huge shoutout to all the secondary characters, I am literally IN LOVE with Law and Giselle, they are both totally hilarious in their own way, and I love the banter between everyone. The family dynamic was delivered to perfection and I 100% need more from Strutt's Peak immediately... maybe we can find out what's up with G and Henry? I feel like that is going to be a wild ride.

I seriously loved this debut from Victoria, and I am so excited to see what comes next from her, if this is anything to go off then it's going to be off the charts amazing! Also, can I just say how amazing was the addition of the hungry eye recipe at the end, such a cute touch to an amazing read, definitely going to give it a try.

"The only thing I know, the only thing that is certain, is that in this moment, she is mine."

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