Title: A Love to Treasure (Sunriver Dreams #1)
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mountain Brook INK
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this story from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the book:
School teacher Nicole Davis is on summer break, but this vacation is unlike any other. Her beloved Grandmother’s final wish has landed Nicole smack in the middle of her favorite destination – Sunriver, Oregon, following Grams’s clues on a mysterious scavenger hunt. Unexpectedly, Nicole finds more than just a fellow sleuth in a handsome police officer, Mark Stone. But Mark must return to his job in Portland at summer’s end, and Nicole must guard her heart.
Mark is hoping for a quiet summer in Sunriver as he contemplates his future in law enforcement, but a string of burglaries draws him from his self-imposed break from detective work and thrusts him into the middle of the investigation. To complicate matters, Nicole is in jeopardy, and he knows his growing feelings for her could cloud his judgment. Will their differing career goals be the end of their summer romance – or just the beginning of forever after?
This is a sweet contemporary romance.
The main characters were well developed and easy to connect with. I really liked the fact that they took time to get to know each other before any hint of romance came into the picture. Both Nicole and Mark are dealing with issues from the past that they need to deal with that make them hesitate to get too close. To me this is very realistic since most people have past issues to work through at any particular time in their life.
The only down side for me in this story was that there wasn’t more of the scavenger hunt and effort put into figuring out the clues. It was only a minor disappointment for me so I didn’t take off from my star rating for it.
I am giving this sweet story a rating of 5 stars and recommending it. It is perfect for a relaxing summer day.
You can find out more about Kimberly and her books on her website at: http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/