Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Faded Cotton and Siddy Creek by Lara Lee Sweety

Faded Cotton is story of intrigue, mystery, suspense and second chances. Laurel MacClain is arrested for crimes she didn’t commit. While sitting in a jail cell, she’s kidnapped out the cell, along with the captain of the police force, and taken to an island for protection.

Their protectors? Laurel’s old boyfriend and his team of Navy SEALS. Second chances for some, new romances for others, and friends become lovers while they try to unravel the mystery surrounding Laurel and the police captain.

Laurel is an amazing woman. Her capacity for love and forgiveness are know no bounds. We should all aspire to be more like her. She’s open, accepting and there for any who need her.

Jake is the Navy SEAL that still loves Laurel. He would do anything for her. He made mistakes many years ago and is doing everything he can to win her back and take care of her.

The other characters in the book are just as wonderful. They’re full of life, passionate and make life interesting.

While I really enjoyed this story, I had a hard time following the story at the beginning. There are so many people introduced in the beginning, plus the mystery, arrest, kidnapping…you have to really think and follow carefully.

I’m dying to know what happens to everyone as they return to Misouri. Do they all get their HEA? Do their romances keep burning bright?

Siddy Creek picks up right where Faded Cotton leaves off. They’ve solved the mystery, brought those to justice that should be and they’re ready to move on. The boys have all left to take care of business and the women are home facing the trial of the guilty parties together.

The boys do come back to Siddy Creek and they plan on taking care of their women. The problem? All their women are independent and not used to anyone taking care of them.

Each them has to learn to negotiate relationships. Relationships between friends, family and lovers.

The characters in this series are fascinating. The main character Laurel has a deep capacity for love and forgiveness. She has the ability to see her own flaws and do something about it.

The remaining characters are interesting and fun to watch.  I enjoy how this series is about all the characters. Their lives and romances aren’t happening in a vacuum, one at a time. They’re going on at the same time. They’re all going through different things with their relationships as they’re all in different places in their lives.

We’re left with a bit of a cliffhanger. Nothing dramatic, just enough to make you curious about what happens next.

I’m looking forward the next book in the series. It should be interesting!

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