LOVE REMAINS (August 2010)
Book 1 of the Matchmakers Series
Nashville native Bobby Patterson has just returned home after many years away to take a position with the Tennessee Criminal Investigations Unit. His new job: lead a task force investigating potential real estate fraud connected with the Middle Tennessee Historic Preservation Commission. Zarah Mitchell, who’s worked at the Commission for more than a decade, is about to face a piece of history that could ruin the life she’s built in Nashville: Bobby Patterson—her first love and the reason her father kicked her out fourteen years ago. When Bobby realizes Zarah is part of his investigation, he is tempted to use his grandmother’s not-so-subtle setups as a way to learn if Zarah is involved in the fraud. Zarah, at her grandmother’s suggestion, tries to put the pain from the past aside to see if any love remains between her and Bobby. But when she learns he’s been investigating her, will she be be able to forgive him a second time?
Truthfully, I prefer period books. Modern day settings, not so much. This story is wonderfully written, by a very talented writer. The characters are introduced and built upon in such a way as to to make you feel like you really know each one. Personally, I found it hard to get wrapped up in this one, but that’s just a personal preference with no ill reflection on the book or writer!