Logan, Nikki, Slow Dance with the Sheriff

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Logan, Nikki, Slow Dance with the Sheriff (The Larkville Legacy, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2012).

Title:  Slow  Dance with the Sheriff (The Larkville Legacy, Book 2)

Author:  Nikki Logan

Imprint:  Cherish (Romance)

Issues:  Adoption; Animal Cruelty; Eating Disorder; Guilt;

Blurb:

When New York came to Texas…

Ex-ballerina Eleanor Patterson is the darling of Manhattan society – until she discovers her pedigree background is a lie. So she heads to sleepy Larkville for answers….

Sheriff Jed Jackson never expected to rescue a stunning woman from a herd of cattle, or to be so fascinated by the vulnerability beneath Ellie’s tough city veneer. Yet watching her unwind is irresistible, and as he helps her learn to dance again he wants to give both Ellie and himself a new beginning…

My Dear Fabulous Reader,

This story challenged my ideas of what makes family, and made me look closely at my own life.  It’s a hard thing not quite belonging.  Being the half- or step-sibling.  You’re on foot in and one foot out all the time.  Never quite fitting.  And whether or not you acknowledge it, and whether or not those around you mean it, there are always subtle ways that’s reinforced.

So imagine what it would do to you if it was your primary family you felt you didn’t belong in.  And never understood quite why.  For thirty years.

Meet Ellie Patterson.  Days before this story begins, dancer Ellie discovers that the man she thought was her father is not, and that she has a whole second family in small-town Texas.  Despite the fact she’s never left New York, she jumps in a rental car and heads south to find the family she never knew she had.  She’s more than ready to leave money and privilege behind in exchange for people who she might fit with.

Except then she meets Jed … a man who’s learned to live with his own demons.  And for the first time family isn’t the biggest thing on her mind.

This was a hard story to write, but the more I got to know Ellie and Jed (and Deputy!) the more I grew to love and understand them.  When ‘the end’ came it was quite hard to let them go.

I hope you enjoy meeting them as much as I did.  Enjoy!

Nikki

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