Title: Erin's Way
Welcome to Mountain Meadow, Virginia, where love is worth waiting for…
The town bad girl is back, and this time, Erin Richardson is in need of protection. Years ago, her youthful crush on handsome older man Sam Barnes nearly led to scandal. Now she’s on the run from an entirely different kind of trouble: a criminal intent on eliminating his witnesses—including Erin. As the local sheriff, Sam’s duty-bound to provide a safe haven. Though tongues will surely wag once Erin is sharing a house with the sexy lawman….
Erin is still too young, too vulnerable, and too irresistibly beautiful. But when Sam lays eyes on her again, all he wants to do is shelter her in his arms. It won’t be easy keeping her out of harm’s way. But it’ll be even harder keeping the woman he never forgot out of his bed—and his heart…
Author: Laura Browning
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Broken Heart
Series: Mountain Meadow Homecomings #3
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: August 30, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Crime Drama, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Misunderstood misfit Erin Richardson is returning home. Not because she wants to, she would stay away forever if it were possible, but with a criminal drug lord intent on killing her she has no choice but to go where she once felt safe. If only she were wanted around. There is much more to Erin than she lets on and there is a whole town, including her long time crush Sam Barnes, will realize how cruel they have been.
This book is number 3 in the Mountain Meadow Homecomings series and it can be read as a standalone however its best to read it together. I did not and was confused at the beginning as to why Erin feels so out of place in a family and community that is so close knit. But as her days home progress I begin to understand why she left in the first place. I was hurt and angry with her family as they always believed the worst of her. I understand she was the town bad girl but if they would have stopped and took the time to understand or she what was bothering her it would be easy to see the reason she is lashing out. Everyone was too busy wrapped up in their own life to give a damn about Erin and they wonder why she is the way she is.
I liked Erin to a point but she was often not upfront with her wants, needs, and she let people walk all over her. She changed her bad girl persona but I think she lost that part of her that made her strong- her ability to see people for who they are, to stand up for herself, and when the end looked bleak she gave up pretty easily. I was surprised the way the book ended and I should have seen it coming but I was preoccupied wanting to smack around both Sam and Stoner. Moral of this story: don’t believe every rumor you hear, love your family-faults and all, and lastly never lose sight of yourself.
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.