You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you.
Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to.
He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.
Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance.
After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.
Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again.
Except fate has different plans.
He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her.
Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t.
He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence. One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.
Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?
My Review: 4 stars
I think Slate and Harleigh had a very cute story.
Slate had been though so much. Losing his partner while working (Slate was a cop) was terrible, but when that partner was also his fiancé, that totally devastated him. And in return Slate made a split second decision that ended with him in prison.
Harleigh has been through her own trauma. She hates sleeping inside and likes to sleep in her neighbors hammock. Her neighbor doesn’t live here anyways.
Harleigh and Slate unofficially met years ago (when he was in prison) but she had no idea he owned the house next door, he owned the hammock she likes to sleep in until he got out of prison.
Harleigh and Slate do not get along at first but after so long they start to grow a relationship. They fight like cats and dogs at times but they also end up loving each other so hard.
What happens when things start happening? What happens when someone from the past comes back?
You get to see old characters and you get to better understand some scenes from the last book.
Throw in Dre and his story, which adds to the plot.
PLOT TWIST!!!!!! I never saw this plot twist coming. I also never would have guessed who the bad guy was!
And I hope Tray gets a story!!
Overall….. I enjoyed the book. I think they had a cute story. It was a easy story to read and I think it is a good read when you need some maybe not as “heavy” as some of Lani’s other books.
About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.