Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Series: Truhart series #2
Published by Lyrical Press Genres: Romance
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One Summer Can Change Everything . . .
Elizabeth Lively dresses conservatively, straightens her curly hair into submission, and works hard to uphold her political family’s reputation. Her therapist might call it “OCD,” but she’s just trying her best to live by the rules—until her carefully crafted world comes crashing down when she’s fired, painfully jilted, and arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. All she can think to do is flee to her grandmother’s lakeside house in tiny Truhart, Michigan, a town that’s as quirky as it is quaint . . .
No stranger to second chances, Acting Sheriff JD Hardy isn’t pleased to have Elizabeth in Truhart for the summer. A former city cop with a painful past, JD now runs a tight ship, and isn’t keen on a newcomer with a criminal past, even one as tempting as Elizabeth.
Between lazy summer days and lakeside evenings, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, Elizabeth must decide what the future holds for her, and where her heart belongs. She will learn that sometimes you have to dip a toe in cautiously, and other times you just have to dive in . . .
Skinny Dipping Season is a sweet and classy romance that just makes readers feel good. It’s low on the drama and high on the feelings. Readers will instantly fall in love with the charming town of Truhart and will want to visit themselves! This is how I felt anyway. Gah, I love small town romances that are more about the relationships that form and develop rather than sex, and this is exactly what this book is. Having never read a book by the author before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised all around. This is simply a sweet, feel good romance between two people who deserve all the love in the world. I definitely recommend it to those looking for a light and sweet read.
Elizabeth is an OCD criminal… Scratch that… She is a RECOVERING individual with OCD who is running from the lies of her past- and her cheating fiancé. Going to Truhart; the town where her grandmother lived until her death, seemed like the best idea for Elizabeth who is in serious need of a change. Taking this time away, Elizabeth doesn’t expect to find her new home to be such a blessing for her. She is able to make friends with everyone in town, take a few pole dancing classes, and even sparks a relationship with the town sheriff. But running from her problems isn’t going to change them and Elizabeth has to make amends with her family and past before she is truly able to move on.
Sheriff J.D. is a pretty much a recluse- only dealing with those in his line of work. But when Elizabeth comes to town and shakes things up a bit, J.D. can’t help but become involved with her. I mean, seeing a grown woman twerk with a cheap bottle of wine and a cigarette hanging from her mouth is not something he would ever expect to see. But even though she seems to grate on every nerve in his body, he can’t help the feelings that are developing deep inside. Unfortunately, J.D. has some of his own issues to overcome. But maybe Elizabeth is just the type of person to help him with this?
Overall, this is a wonderful and light hearted contemporary romance that stole my heart from the very first page. There is some family drama, some eccentric and hilarious townspeople, and a true love story that will be still your beating heart. I really enjoyed reading this one and am excited to see what the other stories in the series are all about. For those who are wondering, this book is #2 in the series but each can be read as a standalone as they feature different characters. With that being said, I would certainly recommend this to fellow readers who enjoy a sweet, small town romance.