He’s faced down every demon…except one fast-talking Southern girl.
Petal, Georgia, Book 2
It hasn’t been easy for Joe Harris to live down his not-so-honorable past, but the military made him a better man. He’s determined to make up for past mistakes, starting with coming home to care for his ailing father.
Things are going as planned until his best friend’s little sister comes barreling into his life. Funny, quick talking, smart, beautiful, she’s a temptation he tries—and fails—to resist.
When Beth Murphy hears Joe is back in town, she makes sure she’s the first on his welcoming committee. Though he tries to pretend he’s gruff and unworthy of her, she sees the man who spoils his dog, who touches her like she’s precious. Cherished. But there’s one wall she can’t break down—the truth about what’s happening at home.
On the night the nature of his father’s illness becomes painfully, publicly apparent, Joe does the right thing—push Beth as far away as possible. But if he thought she’d go away quietly, he’s about to learn she’s made of sterner stuff.
Take me back to Petal, Georgia. I will always make time for a trip to read about the Chase boys and their family and friends! Lauren Dane has mastered the art of creating compelling characters - not only central but secondary ones who's tales beg to be told. And when she does, it's magic - a tale that is passionate and emotionally captivating, well written and wholly satisfying.
Lost in You finds Beth Murphy setting her sights on the newly returned Joe Harris. He's less than perfect, sullen and gruff, hardened by his upbringing and military service. His return home to be near his family and his soft spot for his pooch speak volumes about the kind of male he really is - the kind Beth really wants. And when the Chases know love is in the air, there's no stopping the meddling and maneuvering available to make it happen!
The honest portrayal of Joe's father's illness, his cognitive decline and his family's need to cover was sensitive and much appreciated. That sense of community and support that readers find in returning to Dane's world of Petal, GA factors in on why we come back for more.The sexy romance and emotional highs and lows are precisely what we expect from Lauren Dane stories - and thankfully, blissfully we are never disappointed!
Another great addition to a series I highly recommend be read in it's entirety (you will fall so deeply in love with Petal you wont be able to read them out of order)! For those who like a brawny hero who's good with his hands, loves his country, his family and his dog and a heroine who knows how to fight fair and fight dirty, come get Lost In You!
RATING: Four Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.