Friday, July 30, 2010

Romance Book Review: Long Time Gone

Author: Meg Benjamin
Series Connection: Konigsburg, Texas
ISBN: 978-1-60928-108-3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

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Long Time Gone is the fourth in the  Konigsburg, Texas series. It isn't necessary to read the first three books before this book. Although members of the characters from previous books play large roles in this book, but the author does a good job at keeping the reader informed for the book's sake.

Morgan has spent the last year trying to show her father and his partner that she could make a good manager of the their vineyard. It just doesn't seem that anything she tries is working. In the mist of the busiest tourist time at the winery she meets the sexy new Chief of Police. Overtired and overworked she can't help but spend some time in the chief's arms.

Erik didn't expect to get the position of chief of police we he applied like all the other officers on the Konigsburg police department, but now that he has the job he has his hands full with taking care of the town, the assorted preppy bikers and a mayor is out to have him replaced as chief. One look at the sleepy Morgan with the Bambi eyes he knows he's a goner.

With so many things to worry about it is a wonder Erik and Morgan can find time together, much less figure out if they have a future together.

Meg Benjamin relates the appealing story about two people at a crossroads in their life, living with the problems of the past and trying to forge a stronger future for themselves.

I liked Erik's character. Although Morgan sees him as very handsome, when he thinks of himself, he isn't anyone that a woman would be interested in.  His insecurities of his past actions and his remorse seems so real you just want to give the guy a big hug. Morgan's own insecurities and issues make them a good pair.

A future with the woman of his dreams is within his grasp…if the past will stay that way.

Erik Toleffson wasn’t looking to become Chief of Police. He’s got enough trouble trying to rebuild his relationship with his three brothers who, until just recently, ran the other way when he approached. He’s not the bully they grew up with, but bad memories are tough to overcome.

Morgan Barrett is as worn out as a vat full of crushed grape skins. She never planned to run Cedar Creek Winery, but there’s no one else to shoulder the load as her father recovers from an injury. All she needs is a little sleep. Just a five-minute nap in the booth at the Dew Drop Inn…if that guy across the bar would stop staring at her as if putting her head down on the table is a crime.

After Morgan yawns in Erik’s face, there’s nowhere to go but up. With time, though, their relationship warms like a perfectly blended Bordeaux. Until the shady mayor digs into Erik’s past and dredges up information that could drive a permanent wedge between him and his brothers—and sour any chance of a future with Morgan.

Warning: Contains hot sex with mango sherbet, crooked politicians, yuppy bikers, Bored Ducks, and a Maine Coon Cat with attitude.

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