I was hooked on this series from the first book. O'Connor is a wonderful storyteller and I couldn't wait to start this second installment.
Saving Grace jumped right into the emotional whirlwind when Mark (Sterling) met up with Grace again after years apart and immediately kissed her. Learning his backstory and all that he had been through in Grace's absence really made me want him to fight for his and his daughter's happiness. When he showed up at the store to confront Grace, I enjoyed watching them butt heads. Grace's stubborn nature was very entertaining. When she began to accept her feelings and the possibilities, I was mentally encouraging her from my side of the page. They had so much past baggage to work through and accept. It was clearly going to be a long road, but the attraction was always there simmering under the surface. Sasha was a very well-written character and I was thoroughly entertained by her and her conversations. Grace was such a strong-willed character, but at times I felt as if she was trying to sabotage her possible future with Sterling. I wanted to shout at her to release the past and move forward toward happiness. I enjoyed watching Grace and Sterling trying to build a relationship, but I also felt her frustration at his seemingly constant interference. When Grace's family showed up in town and one of Sterling's biggest secrets came out, I was seething right along with Grace. I knew Sterling's heart was in the right place, but it was still a big pill to swallow. The ending was perfect and very truly demonstrated love and compromise. This book had a constant flow of peace and purposeful drama. The storyline kept me engaged and entertained throughout. I am very much looking forward to more from this series. Sassy Cat: Amazon reviewer