Review: Saving the Sheriff by Kadie Scott

Saving the Sheriff
(Hills of Texas #1)
by Kadie Scott

There’s a storm brewing…

The day his wife died, Sheriff Cash Hill discovered she was leaving him for another man, one she’d loved since before their marriage. How could the single dad ever trust another woman again? But when Georgia’s best friend, Holly, comes back to town, something about Holly’s sweet, sassy vulnerability has his protective instincts kicking in hard.

Holly Jensen left La Colina, Texas with regrets. She’s returned home to work as the new large animal vet and to watch over her best friend’s daughter. But Holly’s knowledge of Georgia’s past could rip a family apart. And she’s reluctant to go to the sexy…and single…sheriff, as he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with her.

Both are faced with a choice…stay locked in the past or allow their reservations to be silenced by a passion hotter than Texas summer nights. Can they learn to trust their own hearts and each other?

Sheriff Cash Hill adored his little daughter so much, he’d move heaven and earth for her and protect her with all his life. When his wife Georgia died, his adorable daughter Sophia  no longer smiled. Part of him died, too. Cash discovered his wife’s infidelity when she died and because of that, he never wanted to fall in love nor trust a woman ever again.  Until Georgia’s bestfriend Holly Jensen came back to town.  Knowing his wife’s dirty little secret, Cash assumed the worst about Holly and deduced that she might had been privy to his wife’s affair. Thus, he vowed never to trust Holly nor let her into their lives again.

Holly Jensen indeed knew something about her bestfriend, but it was something far more complicated than what Cash knew about. Something that involved someone else’s DNA and her own broken heart. She couldn’t even trust herself to love, not when she believed that all she could do was abandon everyone who came close to her heart.

I always find cowboys sexier than billionaires, I dunno why but I just couldn’t resist the charms of these men with their horses. Well, Sheriff Cash isn’t actually a cowboy in this story but his family has had more than their fair share in the rodeo and barrel circuits. Holly is more of a cowgirl than him, and that’s alright with me. Holly had her own family issues to deal with, aside from her growing yet unrequited feelings for the Sheriff. Their story isn’t some kind of romantic liaison of the hearts, but theirs grew from long-harbored secret crushes to enemies, from friends to more than partners between the sheets and hay.

If there’s one thing or someone I really hated in the book, that’s Georgia because of all the mess she left behind, and even started when she was still living. I really have no compassion with people who betray someone’s trust, especially if it’s done by a best friend. Georgia sure had some nerve dangling the one guy that her bestfriend Holly had loved when they were young. And now, Holly still had to carry the burden she’d left behind.

I love Holly so much. For me, she’s strong and lovable and kind… almost too kind that her gentleness and warm was easily abused by other people. I can’t say the same with Cash, who had been going back and forth with his feelings for Holly. I understand his hesitation to trust again, but man, once you’ve realized that you’ve been proven wrong, it’s time to step up the game, right? Would love to meet Cash so I could share that little nugget of advice to him. Anyway, as I was saying, I really liked Holly and loved that she’s gutsy and girly in her own hot-pink hair gypsy kind of way, something that other people fail to understand about her. Her chaste moments with Sophia were my favorite part of the book.

Saving the Sheriff by Kadie Scott will make you cry, laugh, swoon, sniff and giggle like a child. This book is so easy to read and the characters were a delightful bunch. A perfect read during this cold wintry nights.

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