I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
True love deserves a second chance....
FBI agent Michael Gallagher never dreamed that his job would bring him back to his hometown of Harmony Harbor. Or that one of his best leads would be the woman he once loved. Hell, the woman he still loves. He regrets the way they ended, and he'd do anything to make things right with her now. But first he needs to regain her trust...
Shay Angel wants to leave the past behind her. And that includes Michael Gallagher, the only man she ever let close enough to break her heart. But she needs his help to find her uncle and clear his name. She won't hesitate to risk everything to save her family, but will she dare to risk her heart all over again?
Shay and Michael are a slightly different couple than all of the ones from Harmony Harbor so far. They are more of an opposites attract. Always looking forward to reading a Debbie Mason book, I eagerly and as fast as my greedy little hands to grab it, requested to read Driftwood Cove from NetGalley. I went in this story having read the novella that came after book 1 (see Christmas With an Angel), so a little note to future readers: At least read that one first.
A tumultuous relationship between Michael and Shay is the main focal point to this story arc. Shay is the “bad girl/but good girl” character that might be a little cliched but well worth the investment. I loved her dry sense of humor and her friend Cherry brought out all of the good aspects out of her. Don’t you love a secondary character that can do that? At times, I wished I was reading Cherry’s story because she was such a hoot. Debbie Mason’s ability to write secondary characters that are as endearing as the main ones, is truly a gift.
This was another one of the storylines that didn’t get too much Colleen action. Her ghostly influence is such a fun aspect that didn’t get much play into pretty much half way in the story. Her role wasn’t too impactful, but in a way her minions (Jasper and Simon) did most of the legwork. Shay and Michael were left in their own stubborn minds (actually more frustratingly, Shay’s mind) and the reader is left with countless shakes of her Kindle to try and knock some sense into fictional characters. (Not the first time this has happened, mind).
With the added suspense/danger factor rounded up and tied this story up into a neat little bow. Although, not my favorite of couples, Shay and Michael did have their moments.
“…stop looking amused. It makes your eyes bluer and crinkles the corners and makes you look older and sexier.”
“I better stop then.”
“Yes, stop talking and kiss me so you can shower and I can towel-dry your dog.”
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