Monday, June 9, 2014
Review: Had To Be You by Robin Kaye
The last place he expected to find lasting love was back in his hometown...
Slater knew tragedy from a young age, but with the support of his foster family, he turned his life around. Now, back from a stint in the Navy, he's packed up his motorcycle and returned to Red Hook to help to run the family restaurant--a job that comes with a tantalizing upside. Her name is Rocki.
Flirty, sweet, and outgoing, Rocki brings in crowds as the lead singer of the house band. And although she's unable to resist the charms of this intense bad boy, she refuses to open her heart to him. Until a family crisis shatters Rocki's easygoing demeanor, exposing something from her past she's always hoped would stay hidden.
But Slater knows a thing or two about family secrets--and he sets out to prove to Rocki that their relationship could finally give them both a future worth believing in.
I love this book in the series of Bad Boys of Red Hook. This was a great romance with lots of tenderness and some suspense. Robin Kaye did a great job of writing about all the emotions that the characters were going thru and how their past tragedies had played a part in that. The others in their extended group of family and friends played a great part in story with a lot of humor and fun times.
I enjoyed the story when Rocki and Slater first met and the enchanting way they were spellbound with each other. The crisis that brought them closer together was emotional and yet the outcome kept you wanting to read and not put the book down. They each had their pasts and it was great learning about how those affected each of them.