The beginning is slow moving. It didn’t pull me in like the first book but Cameron and Scarlet are some of my favorites from the first book so I kept reading. Scarlet is the beautiful redhead who deals with advertising. She doesn’t plan to make the lodge home but the more time she spends with Cam the more he breaks down her defenses. I like her a lot. Cameron has a long history with alcohol and a cheating, manipulative ex. He’s so adorable with his daughter. There are definitely spots in the book where the pace is snail like. There are several scenes that add nothing to the story. I wish the author or editor had cut them out so the story moved faster. The reason I took off 1 star is really about the pace. I had the urge to skim through the book, which is something I normally never do. The story is just so freaking slow moving. The second removed star is for the romance. The romance itself is nice but lacking. I didn’t feel the heat or connection that I’d hoped for between Cam and Scarlet. They mystery of her parent’s drowning/possible murder gets more complicated and I love that aspect. I have some suspicions about who her mother’s secret lover is and how the murder/suicide really happened.
This is a sweet story that I enjoyed reading