My Sweet Valentine by Jill Sanders
My Sweet Valentine (Pride Series Romance Novels (Volume 7))
Sara Lander was back in town. She had big plans for her inheritance along with her freshly printed business degree and years of experience in some of Seattle’s finest bakeries, she has a rich idea for Pride. Sara's Nook is going to be the next biggest thing to hit town. All she needs now is to steer clear of the hunky ex-Navy SEAL who is hell bent on taking all her focus away from starting her own business.
Allen Masters has been living in Pride for several years. Setting up a new branch of the Coastguard and training all the new recruits took years of skill and all his patience. But when he sees the black-haired beauty, who had come back into town, he realized she was the one he'd been searching for. Taking one taste of her sweets, he knew he'd be in for a sinful time, but losing his focus while flying into the eye of a storm was the last thing he could afford.
When I saw My Sweet Valentine was free on Amazon I snatched it up. I remember reading the first book in the Pride Series and really enjoying it. I hadn't gotten around to the other ones yet, but since they are about different couple I gave this story a go. It was...it was a really fast paced romance with a little bit of suspense. Like lightning fast romance. I wish it would have been slower paced and had more story development. There also seemed to be a lot of one line recaps of who people are and what they are up to now. If I had known then from other books I might not have minded so much, but as it was I didn't really care since I didn't know them.
Sara has just moved to Pride from Seattle where she has been stalked. She is opening up a bakery in town and meets Allen pretty quick. It is one of those instant connections and things rapidly progress. At first Sara doesn't want a relationship, but her issues are instantly solved when she talks to her mom for a minute. It was just like every issue that would come up was pretty instantly resolved. The twist ending was not that shocking, but at the same time I didn't really care that much either. It was odd. Who was stalking her and why was eh. Really the whole book was just almost good. I felt like if it would have taken more time and been developed more I would have really enjoyed it. Instead it felt like it was over before it started and was just an alright read.