Falyn Fairchild can walk away from anything. Having already left her car, her eduction, and even her parents, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado is back in her hometown, broke and waiting tables for the Bucksaw Cafe. After every shift, Falyn adds to her shoebox of cash, hoping to one day save enough to buy her plane ticket to the only place she can find forgiveness: Eakins, Illinois. The moment Taylor Maddox is seated in Falyn’s section at the Bucksaw, she knows he’s trouble. Taylor is charming, breaks promises, and gorgeous even when covered in filth—making him everything Falyn believes a hotshot firefighter to be. Falyn isn’t interested in becoming another statistic, and for a Maddox boy, a disinterested girl is the ultimate challenge.
Once Falyn learns where Taylor calls home, everything changes. In the end, Maddox persistence is met with Falyn’s talent for leaving, and for the first time, Taylor may be the one to get burned.
Oh my.... I have another crush on a Maddox boy...
After reading the last book in the Maddox Brothers series I wasn't as excited for this book as I was for the first one, I just didn't click with the last book but this one? This one redeemed it all for me. I loved every single second of it and I loved Taylor so much!
When the book opens, we meet Falyn, a young waitress who left her privileged life behind her to start over away from her parents who made her do something she never wanted to do. Falyn is saving to buy a plane ticket with no interest in dating and in walks Taylor. A hotshot in town to fight fires.
One of the things I loved about this book is that the one night stand that usually happens in these kind of books doesn't happen. From the start, Falyn fights her attraction and those of you who who know your Maddox boys know that nothing gets them more interested than a woman fighting their feelings for them.
What follows is an awesome tale of two people getting to know each other. Although, through it all Falyn has a hidden agenda, Taylor is from the town she is so desperate to fly to but despite that I wanted it to work and was hoping it wouldn't all blow up in her face. It did but not for the reason I was expecting and that reason broke my heart. I wanted to lean into the book and hug her. Hard.
And then there was Taylor...
I think I've found my second favourite Maddox brother. No one could replace Travis but Taylor gives him a run for his money, especially coming out with things like this:
"I owe everything that's important to me to you."And cue swooooon.
Taylor is your typical Maddox brother, cheeky, determined and sexy. He put up a hell of a fight for Falyn and I was behind him the whole way. He wanted her and he showed her that not only did she deserve him but that he could make her happy.
Of course, something had to go wrong and it didn't happen once but twice but these two found their way back to each other in the most heart-wrenching way but I was so pleased when I read the epilogue and saw how happy they both were. Falyn having the one thing she never thought she would have again made me smile so much.
This book has renewed my love for this series and I can't wait for the next instalment.