Tuesday 10 February 2015

Review of Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle - Five *


Welcome to Adams Grove…where the barbecue isn't the only thing that sizzles.
Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…

Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. By the time she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?


For anyone who hasn't discovered Adam's Grove - you're in for a treat. This is the latest in a series of books featuring the residents of the small town. The formula for this book is an interesting one and includes many of the occupants previously seen in previous books. Having said that, this book does stand alone well, although, if you're like me, you may want to read the others before this one is published!

This is the story of the Sheriff, Scott, and a newspaper reporter, Savannah. She is from another small town and has turned her back on it for personal reasons. He has been burned by previous relationships and they are cautious around each other. Neither is looking for a partner, but their feelings take over. There are interesting sub plots involving a mural and Scott.s mother, which add to the entertainment.

Nancy's books are all well written and focus on romance in the old fashioned sense of the word. This is no exception. And makes a wonderful change from the intensely physical aspects of love that other writers insist on putting in their books. For me, long live small towns, good manners and mutual respect! Loved it :)

Honest review in return for an ARC

1 comment:

  1. Greetings, Annie!
    Thanks so much for spending your precious reading time in Adams Grove. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and hope you fall in <3 with the town like I have.

    It's release day! A book birthday party is totally in order.
    Hugs and happy reading~