Lip Service (Lone Star Sisters #2) by Susan Mallery

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Skye Titan's wealthy father thinks he can still dictate his daughter's choice in men. Now widowed and a single mother, Skye isn't the yes-girl she once was. Especially since the love of her life is back in Texas after eight long years. He won't like the answers to the questions he's asking. About why she left him at the altar. And about her eight-year-old daughter.

Former navy SEAL Mitch Cassidy comes home to find nearly everything different. His wounds from battle have changed the way people treat him. His cattle ranch is suddenly organic. But time hasn't touched his desire for Skye -- or the sting of her betrayal. Forget lip service. He's asking that luscious mouth of hers to reveal the truth. But will Mitch be able to put the past aside to help Skye get out from under her father's thumb and help himself recover from a broken heart?


I know Lip Service is the second book in the series, and I did read the other three already, but I still loved this story. Yes, I knew what would happen in the long run, but Skye and Mitch were a lot of fun to read. 

Skye is the daughter who has always done what her father has wanted her to do. She was dating Mitch years ago, they were going to get married, but Skye's father told her to marry someone else so she did. She broke up with Mitch and hasn't seen him since. She loved him, she truly did, but her father...well her father is not a good person. He does what he wants and doesn't care about anyone else even his daughters. So do what he says or he will get nasty, so she does what he says. She always worried about what he would do if she didn't.

Mitch doesn't really know why Skye broke their engagement. Yes, her father wanted her to marry someone else, but he thought they were in love. He doesn't understand how she could do something like that, and now here he is back at home and everything has changed. He doesn't have part of his one leg, his family ranch is not the same as it used to be, there are just so many changes and he doesn't deal with them well. 

Through it all there is still that tension between the two of them. The both obviously still love the other, but can they make it work this time? Or will Skye's father sabotage their happily ever after again? It was a fun read. I loved the two of them together. I loved that Mitch was so cranky and had to learn to accept that not everything can stay the same. He cannot get his leg back, he cannot go back in time, he has to move forward. Skye's daughter was also amazing as she is just so cute! I really enjoyed this story. Really I loved this whole series. Great reads all of them. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


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