This was so sweet I think I can feel my teeth rotting. It was absolutely delightful, though; the story of Willa, a top pastry chef who has moved to a quiet town to try and rebuild her life after a tragedy that shattered her entire world, and Derek, the hunky sheriff who falls for her at first sight but has the wisdom and patience to wait until she's ready to move on.
This is a beautiful example of a slow-burn romance; nothing happens quickly, because Willa is very clearly not ready for fast. Yet, it's obvious from the beginning of the story that the two of them are well-suited for each other, most obviously in their care and concern for Gilberto, a neglected kid who ends up bringing the two of them together in a most unexpected way.
The final reveal of Willa's tragic past brought tears to my eyes; it was beautifully handled, and the way she finally was able to put it past her and move on was sensitively and believably written.
This book is a lovely piece of fluff with a bittersweet core that will make you run the gamut of emotions. Delightful.
Kiss Me, Sheriff is released on February 21st. Find it here on Amazon.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.