CAUGHT BY THE SHERIFF by Rula Sinara
SERIES: Turtleback Beach #2
GENRE: Contemporary ‘Clean’ Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2020
If she follows her heart…
Will he follow the law?
Turtleback Beach, North Carolina, would be paradise—if Faye Donovan wasn’t on the run. With her sister’s life in danger and her small niece to protect, Faye tries to avoid handsome town sheriff Carlos Ryker. But Carlos offers her a refuge, and Faye feels she’s finally found home. And yet he’s still the sheriff. Can she trust him with the truth…even if it means risking everything?
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Caught By the Sheriff returns us for another visit to the delightful Turtleback Beach and catches us up with Sheriff Ryker, whom we met briefly in Almost a Bride. (Don’t worry if you haven’t read that one yet, though. It works just fine as a stand alone.) The plot in this 2nd book of the series reminded me in all the best ways of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie – A Season for Miracles but there were still plenty of differences to make this story experience a new one for me.
Carlos Ryker is super swoony, especially when he’s falling in love and/or in protective sheriff mode. And Faye and her adorable toddler niece Mia could use a bit of protecting, on the run after Faye receives an urgent message from her missing twin sister to keep Mia safe at all costs. As you might imagine, this complicates the immediate attraction between Faye & Carlos and very much complicates them falling in love. Complicated romances make for complicated emotions which make for passionate feelings which make for yummy kisses, which makes reader-me very happy, as you all know 🙂
In addition to getting to know Carlos better & meeting Faye, we get to spend more time with the other residents of Turtleback Beach, specifically Chanda, Jordan, and Eve. This also made reader-me very happy as my curiosity about bookstore-owner Eve was piqued in book 1, and honestly I could have enjoyed a whole book just on her backstory & budding romance too.
The author does a great job of keeping the tension high throughout the story, both the romantical kind and the tension of never knowing when Faye’s psycho brother-in-law would surface in Turtleback Beach. But she also does a masterful job of balancing all that tension with well-timed humor in the right doses, mainly thanks to some sweet, big-personality dogs and an equally-big-personality, precocious, adorable toddler.
Bottom Line: Caught By the Sheriff is exactly what I love about Rula Sinara’s novels, with a lovely bonus dose of suspense like its predecessor in this Turtleback Beach series. Engaging, layered characters you’ll want as friends, a charming setting that draws you in as a welcome visitor, humor, warmth, and of course romance! You’ll be hooked from the first page and won’t be able to put the book down until the very end. Looking forward to more, always, from this author!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.
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