In the fifth (and I think final) story in this series, we are introduced to VP of Media Relations Katherine and Blaze Team Manager Tom. Both have a past that the author drips and drops along the first 50% of the story. A relationship that ended badly. The fact that now, 17 years later, they are once again working together is proving difficult, since both have unresolved feelings, but neither are ready or willing to admit it. When the pair are forced together on a road trip for the team, secrets finally come to light and Katherine and Tom realize that they still feel the same way about each other now as they did when they were teens. But can 17 years, a few misguided parental involvements, and time heal all wounds, or are they never supposed to be together?
My main complaint about this book was that the author dragged along the will they or won't they plot for far too long. More than half the book should not be spent on past behaviors, especially if the author only alludes to them, and never really delves into depth with the why Katherine and Tom parted, or the secrets they've been carrying ever since. Once the pair finally did get together, the author made them work for it, and as a reader, it frustrated me. I want to see happy couples, not hot sex, then fighting, then making up, then mistrust, etc.
While I'm glad that this did end on a HEA, there were still a lot of questions that weren't answered. I also think both Tom and Katherine were too forgivable to the people who had wronged them.
I will say that it was nice catching up with characters from previous books in the series, but overall, I think Alison Packard is a good writer, but she needs to get to her main point a lot faster.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 839 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (June 22 2015)
- Sold by: Harlequin Enterprises Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TP0BIXO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 8 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #639,928 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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