by Cat Johnson
Release Date: Available Now
“Bad Decisions” is book 7 in the ‘Smalltown Secrets’ series from Cat Johnson, and reading it is definitely a very good decision! If you’ve never read any of the other books in the series, don’t worry, you’ll still have no problem at all enjoying this one. If you are familiar with this series, you’ll be happy to see that at long last Deputy Sheriff Carson Bekker gets his turn in the spotlight.
There aren’t a lot of dating options in a small town like Mudville, and Carson knows everyone. When he stops by one of the few local places for something to eat after work one day, he’s shocked to find that there’s a young woman working there who he’s never seen before, and she’s incredibly sexy. He really wants to get to know her better. Kayleigh is a tattooed beauty with a mysterious past. She’s in town on a mysterious secret mission of her own, and the last thing she needs is to attract attention from people. But she’s irresistibly attracted to the clean-cut man in the law enforcement uniform, and that could be a huge problem. As the story and the romance slowly unfold, so does the mystery surrounding Kayleigh. It seems more and more likely that she’s involved in something criminal. Carson and Kayleigh are both likeable characters and the connection between them practically jumps off the page. The tension keeps rising as their relationship progresses, and her secret quest also progresses.
This story is well-written and the pages seem to go by quickly. I was pulled right into the story of Carson and Kayleigh. I was also charmed and entertained by the multitude of quirky, crazy, helpful, nosey, frantic and funny inhabitants of Mudville. If you’ve read other books in this series, it’s fun to see a bunch of characters you’ll recognize appear again in this story. Who’d have thought a place with a name like Mudville would be a place I’d wish I could go?