This is book number 2 in the Burke sisters series which started with ‘The right kind of wrong’. The story catches up with the main characters of the first book but it can be read as a stand alone. Bar owner Taylor Fletcher lost her firefighter wife on duty and is not looking for a love interest, let alone one with a risky job. But when her late wife’s best friend, Police Detective Callie Burke, returns to town, Taylor starts questioning herself. Will she decide to risk her heart again provided she survives a dangerous threat to her life?
Good romance with a bit of action in the form of a lesbian stalker. The plot touches a few sensitive issues such as bereavement, friendship, first responders’ duty and second chances. The author does a good job at portraying the main characters with their flaws and feelings though sometimes Taylor’s indecisiveness is frustrating to read. The stalker subplot adds a bit of action but has its ups and downs in terms of realism.
Overall, an ok read if you like a romance with a bit of drama. 3.5 stars.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.