Published by Harlequin Special Edition Genres: Contemporary
Chief of police Trent Knight had it all until an accident took his wife and he was left alone to raise two beautiful girls. Now the person he always blamed for his loss is back in town and all bets are off. But soon his anger toward Carmen Shield gives way to a very different emotion - awareness of Carmen as a woman. On one hand, it feels like a betrayal of his late wife's memory. On the other, it could be his second chance at life - and Carmen's shot at redemption. Maybe she can go home again - with the help of a certain lawman.
Going home to the place that brings you heartache and causing you to remember the reason why you left can be extremely tough. This is Carmen Shields reality as she returns home to Sweet Briar. Her presence is not welcome and people have no problem telling her that including her own family and the one man that blames her for his life being in turmoil, Trent Knight. But when Trent learns the truth about really happened the night of the accident he starts to look at Carmen in a different light.
Carmen is only supposed to be in town for a few days, she’s trying really hard to mend the bridges that have been burned. The one relationship that she tries the hardest to mend is the one between her and Trent. These two go threw so many battles within themselves and with each other that you can’t help but cheer them on and hope they find some healing.
While reading this book I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading a book and that the characters were not real people. The author really makes you feel like you are right there inside the book with the characters. This was my first book by Kathy Douglass and I think I’m addicted. I’m ready to see what else happens in Sweet Briar.