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Twelve years ago, my first and only love left town and never came back.
How dare he show up now looking like that.
And he is running for mayor against me.
It’s not fair that he’s standing there, too tall and handsome for his own good. It’s audacious that his clothes accentuate every slender, strong curve of his body. It’s universal that his smile makes my heart flutter and it’s totally unbelievable that my body will betray me when he gives me that gorgeous smile.
I will do whatever it takes to win and he knows it.
But when he kisses me, all bets are off.
If I win, he leaves.
If he wins, I lose.
And anyway, he breaks my heart.
It was almost a last minute sort of warning about this coming out and I was lucky enough to get a review copy. I loved this whole series For love or honey and On the Honey side. And I’m sad to see it end. Even if it means that now the whole cursed family has found their happily ever after. It’s always fun to spend time with characters and couples we’ve met and loved in their own stories, and I love how they complement the new story. Poppy finally got her turn, but she also had to deal with Duke, not just an enemy – he was running for mayor against her, but he was also her ex, so it was also a second chance romance. But the attraction between them was manifested in so many ways that everyone around could see it. Even if they denied it and claimed it was hate, anyone who knew them could see the heat between them. Naturally, this led to plenty of heartwarming moments, as well as hilarious banter and blunders for the two of them.
The little extra competition that Duke found in the old ordinances of the city was fun. First, the cow was knitted. Then all the things they did for fun at the fair, like eating pies. Stacey Hart once again made me laugh, love, cry and feel all the feels with her story. I will miss the people in the small Texas town of Lindenbach, but I hope that maybe we will get some time with these characters in future stories!