I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.
Series: Silver Creek #2.5
Published by InterMix on June 18, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher
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Lucy Ryan got everything she thought she wanted, going from high school queen to Manhattan trophy wife. But none of it was worth staying in a loveless marriage. So now she’s back in Silver Creek—with no money and no place to stay, applying for a job cleaning someone else’s house. And her potential employer is the last person she ever expected to see again.
Mac Denton can’t believe the mean girl who once tormented him in high school is now his housekeeper. He looks forward to making her squirm for a few days before she runs back to her rich husband. But Lucy has changed, and he is surprised to find himself attracted to the beautiful, courageous woman she has become.
Lucy is finally ready to go after what she really wants from life. And what she wants more than anything is Mac. But is Mac ready to truly forget the past and embrace the future?
Judging people by their facade definitely leads to some incredible ones left unknown. Rekindled, the latest Silver Creek novella from the marvellous Maisey Yates, is a story of looking past the surface, and the awesome that can come from getting and giving a second chance.
If you haven’t discovered this wonderful series, or indeed Maisey Yates’ work, this is a great place to start.
Here’s what I thought of Rekindled:
It sure wouldn’t be easy to face those you’d been dismissive of and rude to in the past, when you yourself are looking for help. What I loved so much about Lucy was that she owned the fact she used to be a raging bitch-queen. Lucy knows she was awful, and that she can’t change how she was – she can only change who she is, and babe, you’ve done an awesome job. Mac hasn’t forgotten Lucy’s treatment of him, and he could have acted all ass-hurt about it and lorded over her. But he sure won a fan in me for being a bigger person than that, and giving her a chance.
I just adored these two, seeing them both grow and change as a result of being around each other. The chemistry is out-of-control with Lucy and Mac, lending a sweet and tender story a hot and spicy feel.
While this is a short story, Rekindled packs a lot of punch and I certainly felt that things weren’t rushed or chucked in purely to resolve. Even with it being a novella that sits between the second and third books in the Silver Creek series, I’m sure you could probably get away with reading this as a standalone.
I am an epic fan of Maisey Yates, and I will be making a return journey to Silver Creek to visit with the book friends I’ve made there, and hopefully find some new ones. All in all, Rekindled is a wonderfully funny, sweet and spicy read – well worth spending an afternoon with.