Brookfield Series, #2
Southern Girl Press
provided by publisher
Ava Miller’s dream is to open a lingerie shop and she has chosen Brookfield, Wyoming to let that dream come true. After years of bad relationships, Ava is living life for herself and isn’t going to let anyone get in the way. Once she meets the town sheriff though, she finds herself in a flirtatious battle that she genuinely enjoys.
Seth Hampton is the towns Sheriff and when Ava moves into town, he isn’t sure what hit him. One moment he craves her and the next he wants her to leave simply because of the type of store she is opening. But, he isn’t alone. Someone else wants Ava to leave town also and it vandalizing her shop and making it look as though it’s Seth.
Ava isn’t sure what to think. Everything points to Seth but something inside of her is telling her that he would never do it. Can Ava and Seth figure it out before one of them gets hurt?
The sun was starting to go down, and even though it was late summer in Brookfield, it still got a bit chilly in the evenings. Once in her car, she made the short drive over to the local diner, Swift Water Café. It was brightly lit, and the place appeared to be hopping. She couldn’t wait to start meeting people. She loved to socialize. Talking was just second nature to her—along with flirting.
Seth greeted her at her door, and as she stepped out, he placed his hand on her lower back. It was possessive, and at first she wanted to step away, but his hand soon dropped and she realized he was just being friendly.
In the diner, they made their way to a corner booth. Many of the customers quieted and watched as she and Seth took their seats. Just like a normal small town. She was new, and now they were curious. She smiled at everyone. First impressions were important.
A perky waitress made her way over and took their drink order. The blonde made flirty eyes at Seth, and Ava couldn’t help but be amused. He was most likely Brookfield’s number one bachelor. Every woman here probably wanted to tie him down and have six of his children. Thank God that was the last thing on her mind.
“So, Ava, tell me a little about yourself,” Seth said.
“Not much to tell, officer.”
Seth’s face lit up again. She enjoyed making him smile.
“Everyone around here loves Julie,” he said. “It’s nice having her home again. Have you been by to see her and Lila yet?”
“It’s the first thing on my agenda in the morning. I can’t believe how big Lila’s getting.”
The waitress returned with their drinks and then took their order. Diner food, what could be better? A nice, greasy sandwich and fries. She was thankful she wasn’t one of those women who watched her weight.
“So tell me, Ava, what brought you to our lovely town?”
“I’m opening my own business.” Ava took a sip of her soda.
“That’s great. We need some more shops. Let me guess, you’re opening up a boutique of some kind.”
“Something like that.”
“Rumor has it we have an adult store opening.” He laughed.
Ava froze. What was so funny?
Seth continued. “Whoever that nut job is, I hope they know this town isn’t having it. We plan on running them out. We have a reputation to keep up.”
The waitress came back, still batting her eyelashes at Seth. Looking at the food in front of her, Ava was no longer hungry. She dug through her purse for a ten-dollar bill, set it on the table, and then stood up. Seth gazed up, confused.
“Are you okay?” he asked. “Did I say something wrong?”
“Yes, you called me a nut job, and I’ve lost my appetite. I thought Brookfield would be different, but you’ve just shown me how wrong I was.” Ava turned and started to make her way to the entrance. Once she was outside, Seth came running out after her.
“You’re the one opening up a sex toy shop,” he said.
Rolling her eyes, she said, “It’s a lingerie shop, and in the back, there just so happens to be a small adult area. Why I’m explaining this to you, I don’t know.”
“Well, I hate to tell you, but that shop isn’t opening here.”
Crossing her arms, she glared at him. “Just try and stop me.”
About The Author:
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.
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Ms. Wolfe is back and at it again….capturing the hearts of her readers instantly! I loved Finding Home, book 1 in the Brookfield series and I couldn’t wait to get into this one. As much as I adored book 1, this one is even better! Full of wit, charm and romance, amazing characters and the town of Brookfield and gossips, Ms. Wolfe swept me away again!
Ava Miller is Julie Miller’s cousin. She’s here in Brookfield to open up a shop….one that will bring spice to the town! I loved her character and how she didn’t let anyone stop her from achieving her dream….not even the sexy, charming sheriff of Brookfield. Ava knew what she wanted and she was going for it. Even if someone in town didn’t want her. The sparks between her and the sheriff….oh la la and wow! I loved watching Ava with him, but things took a bit of a suspenseful twist and it was fun watching the story unfold from there!
Sheriff Seth Hampton is briefly mentioned in book 1. I liked him then and I love him now! I adored his wit and charm. His attraction to Ava is not hidden and I really was pulling for him! When someone started trashing her store, all fingers point to him. Trouble is, he’s come to accept her and her naughty store. Can he prove it to her? Or will she blame him for the trouble and walk out of his life?
I definitely love Ms. Wolfe and her work! These two books are amazing and really sucks the reader into the heart of the story. You can feel the pull to the town of Brookfield just like the characters, and for a time, you-the reader-can become a character in the middle of the story, making new friends,seeing old ones (Julie and Mark!), learning new gossip, falling in love with sexy sheriffs….! All of it combines to one fabulous 5 Book worthy novel and highly recommended once again. I can’t wait to see what Brookfield brings us next. Another fantastic job well done, Ms. Wolfe!