Books like this are my very, very guilty pleasure. I didn’t even intend to write a review but this book was just so well-written that I felt that I had to. The author did an incredible job in crafting the characters in the limited space in which she had to craft them. The plot itself is not original, nor the ideas within. Quinn, an innocent and beautiful woman, falls in love with the brooding mountain man who has a painful past. I was just impressed with the execution, the word flow, the flirting, the banter. I enjoyed the sense of family that Quinn experienced from the women in the mountain town—which, by the way, is not at all realistic. How is it that Quinn all of a sudden had 4 friends that came out of nowhere? So jealous she made friends that easily.
I actually felt as though Sawyer was more realistic than in most romance novels. He wasn’t perfect, he kept making mistakes. And Quinn (who is basically perfect) always forgives him. The tempo, the pacing of the book was just wonderful. It kept my attention, which is what I was looking for. For any romance readers out there, definitely check out Alexis Winter’s Claiming Her Forever and the series surrounding it. She is a great writer.