Published August 23rd 2016 by Montlake Romance
Series: Taking Chances #1 Rating 4-1/2*
Avery Sparks is a master of organization and containing chaos. As the Fire Chief and head of Emergency Management for hr hometown of Chance, Nebraska – smack dab in the middle of ‘tornado alley’ she is one very busy gal controlling most aspects of any major tornado or fire disaster. Clear headedness is one thing she must maintain, but when Jake Mitchell, her first everything the night of her high school graduation comes back to town, Avery is having a heck of a time trying to control her head, never mind that a disastrous tornado is heading their way!
Jake simply wanted to do something with his life – he wanted to make a difference and he seemed to find his niche as a nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery. However each time he returns home to visit his parents his home seems so much more comfortable than the ‘road’ going to one disaster after another. But one of the bigger reasons he finds when he returns home is Avery Sparks, the young woman he hasn’t really forgotten since the night of her Prom. Avery had fully intended to move on just as Jake had, but wishing and accomplishing that feat was harder than she could accomplish each time Jake came to town.
This was a truly interesting read with the background featuring a very dangerous tornado ripping through town. The romance of course, was nothing new with boy has a love affair with girl – he leaves – she swears to move on – and then he comes back and sparks fly again. What kept this from being a ho-hum average read was the fight back from a disastrous tornado and how the people all pitched in a this small town to start all over and help one another.
Bottom line: Pretty good light read for a summer beach time novel.