Author: Cora Seton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley– One Acre Press
When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he’s learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he’s in love with her, bad enough she’s already engaged to Jason Thayer. He’s got to figure out what she’s hiding before he loses her for good.
Rose can’t stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She’s been controlled for far too long. But since her fiancé’s father is both her boss and landlord, she can’t dump Jason until she’s got somewhere to run. She’s found the perfect place: a patch of forest outside town. But with Cab watching her every move, she’s hard pressed to finish her hideaway so she can make her escape. Meanwhile, she’s not the only one with problems. Can she find a way to help her friends, too?
Just when Cab solves one mystery, more pop up. Where does Rose keep disappearing to? What’s wrong with Mia Start? Why is Hannah Chatham lying to her fiancé? At least he’s let Rose know he’s interested. And if he’s not mistaken, she’s interested, too.
Rose’s hideaway is perfect, until her friends invade it to escape their own troubles. Can she trust them to keep its whereabouts a secret? Does she want to hide from Cab anymore? Now that Jason’s out of the picture, is it safe to follow her heart?
When two unexpected visitors arrive with secrets of their own, Chance Creek must brace for its deadliest night ever. Can Cab figure out the connections between all the mysteries fast enough?
Or will Rose and her friends pay the ultimate price?
Let me just start off by saying how absolutely thrilled I was to get approved for this book through NetGalley. I had just finished the other 4 books in the Cowboys of Chance Creek Series and was ready to love this book as much as I had the others. Cab is the last of the group to match up with a girl. After this it will be Rob’s brothers. But the problem was that right off from the beginning the book was like 2 completely different stories. It was the story of Rose and Cab and the story of Fila coming to America to find Claire and Morgan. The switching stories was distracting and I kept having to put the book down due to frustration. There was just so much going on in the book I couldn’t keep focused.
Through the previous 4 books Rose is the jewelry store clerk that gives them all thumbs up on their marriages because she just has this “feeling” when someone will make it or not. She was also in the last few books helping Autumn with the bed and breakfast. So I was ready to love Rose. But I didn’t. Due to family issues she is stubborn and takes her independence too far. To an annoying level. Now Cab I liked. He is the best friend of Ethan, Jamie and Rob and like I said the last to pair up. He’s the sheriff, hence the title, and a real great guy. The romance between Rose and Cab in this book is pretty much one scene of strip pool. Which was my favorite part of the book. The rest of the book just gets stranger and stranger. It’s just weird.
When finally the two stories come together Fila’s story made me cry. There’s a lot of stuff going on and some unexpected action near the end. As I said if you are looking for a sweet cowboy romance then keep moving. If you are looking for a book about changing yourself to be with another person and making life decisions than this is it. I would have liked for there to be more between Rose and Cab but there really wasn’t except them admitting attraction and everyone knowing it. I don’t regret reading this one because I am sure the next books with Rob’s brothers will make up for it tenfold. Sometimes authors have to write a book like this to segway into a new series and that’s alright.