Samantha Arnold, prep cook and struggling romance novelist, believes adventure is right around the corner, but nothing exciting happens in the small town of Newburg, Indiana. When a routine trip to pick up chicken results in meeting Mitchell, she can’t help but hope things are about to turn.
Special Agent Patton Mitchell despises the farming community. He’s watching his mark as well as the meek and mild Samantha. Her questionable Internet search history has triggered a visit from the NSA, and he’s not above a little flirting to get his answers.
Small town life explodes with intrigue, guns and betrayal to boot. What she thinks of as a madcap caper is a fight for life or death in Mitchell’s book. Between dodging bullets, chasing a would-be terrorist and dealing with drop-in relatives, there might just be a shot at romance—if the bad guys don’t get them first.
I’ve read a book by Sookoo before in the past, but I keep seeing this series mentioned everywhere so I quickly grabbed a copy to read for myself. And I must say that it was an enjoyable read for me.
Samantha and Mitchell were really fun characters – even when they had the drama and action following them with every step of their “relationship”. Samantha is a woman who won’t take no for an answer and is willing to follow Mitchell into a firefight to prove it.
Mitchell was a good character – but I just couldn’t connect with him as much as I could with Samantha. And while that did deter me a bit while reading, I am glad that I pressed on and finished the book.
This was an enjoyable read for me, and I will be sure to read more from this series in the future.