My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A bittersweet ending to Sultry Springs. Reformed bad boy Colton Bea is now the Sheriff of Sultry Springs. Colt’s living life with a lot of regrets of his past. His biggest being the girl he let get away. When that girl whose now a woman suddenly shows up back in town ten years later Colt vows to win her back.
Leah McMahon comes back to town with ten years worth of secrets. Not only from the town but also from the only man she’s ever loved. All she wants to do is nurse her father’s health back and go back home and hope all her secrets stay just that. She wants nothing to do with Colt even though he manages to stir up feelings inside her she thought long dead.
In the previous books I didn’t like Colt very much. He was a womanizing borderline drunk that didn’t have very many redeeming qualities. But after a woman he had a one night stand with goes ballistic and runs him over, his time in rehabilitation opened his eyes to the man he was and it wasn’t the man he wanted to be. Colt made a lot of changes in his life and he see’s Leah as his final redeeming factor to having the perfect life. Colt is the perfect example of what happens when you put something up on a pedestal for a long time. He’s always thought that Leah was perfect and he was the one that did all the wrong and when Leah’s secret comes out and she falls off that pedestal Colts initial reaction is to lash out and hurt Leah for not being that perfect person he thought she was. Colt just thought he was a better person but he still had some more to learn and had to be open to forgive as Leah did with the pain he causes her all those years ago.