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Review: Slow Dance with the Sheriff – Nikki Logan

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About the Book:
Genre: contemporary
ISBN: 9780373178247
Page Count: 192 Pages
Price: $ $4.99
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
Sensuality Rating: Sweet
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars

Author's Website: http://www.nikkilogan.com.au

An exceptional tale about acceptance, coming home and the healing force of love, Slow Dance with the Sheriff is the second title in the unmissable Larkville Legacy continuity from Harlequin Romance!

The eminent Patterson clan has ruled the upper echelons of Manhattan society for decades. The New York social scene was in awe of their unbelievable wealth, polished good looks and effortless elegance. Yet their sophisticated exterior hid a plethora of shameful secrets and despicable lies that the Patterson family had gone to create lengths to keep buried. But when reality reared its ugly head, Ellie Patterson was shocked to her very core when she discovered that her parents had been lying to her for her entire life. Desperate for some answers and determined to get to the bottom of the convoluted web of deception and falsehoods which she’s found herself caught up in, Ellie decides to pack her bags, leave New York behind and to head to Texas where she is adamant that she will uncover the truth beneath her parents’ contemptible actions.

Ellie is relieved to be leaving New York. Having dedicated her entire life to ballet, Ellie had been crushed when she had realized that all that hard work and dedication had been for nothing. She wants to forget about all the pain, misery and heartbreak which she’s endured in the last couple of months and concentrate on finding herself somewhere where she is judged on her own merits as opposed to other people’s perception of her and her wealthy family. Ellie wants some time to recharge and recover from all the upheaval which she’s been through. However, on her arrival in Texas, city girl Ellie soon realizes that she is ill prepared for rural life – and for the sheer force of attraction which consumes her when she claps eyes on drop dead gorgeous Sheriff Jed Jackson!

Jed is intrigued by this new arrival. Ellie might look like she’s just walked off the cover of a magazine, but beneath that glossy surface, Jed can sense a depth of vulnerability that awakens feelings deep within him which he thought long buried. Despite their resolves to keep temptation at bay, Jed and Ellie soon find themselves giving in to their feelings for one another. However, before they can move on with their lives and claim this chance at happiness they must first vanquish the demons that have been holding them captive for so long. But are they ready to take this step? Or will they continue to let the past hold them hostage?

Nikki Logan packs plenty of emotional punch in this tender, heart-wrenching, poignant and wholly engrossing romantic story. Make sure you keep a box of tissues nearby, because Slow Dance with the Sherriff is a warm-hearted, engaging and truthful tale full of characters you cannot help but care about who will stay in your mind and in your heart long after the last page is turned.

A first-class contemporary romance that you will find difficult to forget, Slow Dance with the Sheriff is another keeper by Nikki Logan!

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posted Monday, November 19th, 2012

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