He doesn’t believe in luck.
She doesn’t believe in love.
Can they believe in each other?
Lena McKenna has never been lucky in love. After a string of bad relationships, she’s sworn off men, unwilling to give up the control over her life that she fought so hard to regain. When the new Chief of Police blows into town, his teasing smile and easy charm may work on everyone else, but Lena’s not interested.
Not at all.
Gage Turner left the pressures of being a big city cop behind, in search of peace and quiet in Holiday Junction. But Lena challenges him at every turn, flaunting the rules and generally driving him crazy. She’s exactly what he doesn’t need . . . so why can’t he stop thinking about her?
Teamed up for the St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt, Gage and Lena must put their differences aside to have any hope of winning the pot of gold. But an even bigger prize is waiting, if they’re both willing to take a chance and grab it.
With an open heart, and a bit of luck, they could find love at the end of the rainbow.
Welcome to Holiday Junction, the town that takes it holidays seriously… and the perfect place to fall in love…any day of the year.
Plot:Franklin does an excellent job crafting an interesting storyline with likable characters that will resonate with readers. While she relies on a rather clichéd plot device by having her heroine quite literally bump into the man of her dreams not once but twice, the plot is otherwise refreshingly new and wholly engaging.
Prose/Style:Franklin has a clear gift for writing. The story she relays is interesting, but how she handles the story is one of the qualities that sets the work apart. Her plot unfolds at a steady pace, and she creates living, breathing characters and realistic conflicts between her love interests.
Originality:Franklin is able to deviate from the stereotypical romance formula by presenting fully developed, likable characters that live in the real world. While there is a happy ending, the story does not unfold like a fairy tale. Instead, she presents a unique setting populated with realistic characters and events.
Character Development:While Franklin offers an interesting plot with strong writing, what truly sets this work apart is her strong character development. The reader comes to know Lena and Gage, their emotional baggage, and why they think and act as they do. Franklin provides further depth by offering a subset of interesting secondary characters with nearly the same level of detail.
Blurb:Entertaining and engaging, Franklin's tale will captivate readers from beginning to end.
Date Submitted: April 02, 2019