When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.
Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy—literally—while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town—as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off—Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can't seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.
I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this one. It sounded good but was she going to pull it off right? She did, by blending the different stories together and showing the real side of each character and making them individual. Some books told by different points of view are really hard to understand and see the contrast of them, like when I read Allegiant, I had the worst time trying to follow the story and be able to tell the voices apart. I also liked that she was able to mix the different voices, instead of switching views every other chapter and retelling things just from the other person's point of view. I thought the ending was easy to tell and the mystery part was figured out for me be page 50 or so. So that wasn't very surprising either. But for more of an easy reading chick lit, this one hit the spot.
I received this book for review through Tyndale's blogger review program.