Title: In Firefly Valley
Author: Amanda Cabot
Published: May 19, 2015
Published: May 19, 2015
Series or standalone: Texas Crossroads #2
Source: for review/library
Summary from Good Reads
Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it's a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is?
*I received a copy for review from the publishers via Net Galley
I have not read the first in this series, and the couple from the first book appears in this book. I was a little bummed when I found that out, but it is not a big deal since in these types of books you pretty much know who is going to end up with whom.
This is my first Amanda Cabot book that I read, and I did enjoy it. I will say it took me several sittings. I don’t blame it on the book. I’m just a heavy mood reader, and once I get something to review, it has been taking me several sittings to read a book. I enjoyed this book enough that I would read the first book in this series.
I liked most characters in this book. I was not a fan of Blake at times in the book and had a pretty up and down view of him.
I did like reading about Lauren and Drew, but I would rather that they had their own story or at least a novella. I preferred Drew to Blake if I’m honest. Not many books I’ve read do this, but Lauren had a little bit of her POV in it. I can see that it added to the story that I’m not sure could have been done well without being in her POV. I really don’t like that her POV was there just because I believe the POV should have stayed in Marisa and Blake’s.
As I mentioned, I would rather have had a novella that went into depth about Drew and Lauren. Maybe that’s one reason I gave this book a four stars. I was more into reading about Lauren and Drew compared to Marisa and Blake. I was more sensitive to Marisa as a character. Blake rubbed me the wrong way in some parts, but he does have moments that made me root for him more.
It may not seem like it, but I really did enjoy this book. I just wish certain things were set up differently in a couple of places.