A Love to Treasure (Sunriver Dreams #1) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Publisher/Year: Mountain Brook Ink, 2016
Format: E-book (Kindle)
School teacher Nicole Davis is on summer break, but this vacation is unlike any other. Her beloved Grandmother’s final wish has landed Nicole smack in the middle of her favorite destination–Sunriver, Oregon, following Grams’s clues on mysterious scavenger hunt. Unexpectedly, Nicole finds more than just a fellow sleuth in a handsome police officer, Mark Stone. But Mark must return to his job in Portland at summer’s end, and Nicole must guard her heart.
Mark is hoping for a quiet summer in Sunriver as he contemplates his future in law enforcement, but a string of burglaries draws him from his self-imposed break from detective work and thrusts him into the middle of the investigation. To complicate matters, Nicole is in jeopardy, and he knows his growing feelings for her could cloud his judgment. Will their differing career goals be the end of their summer romance–or just the beginning of forever after?
What I thought
I’ll be honest, I did not care for this book. I downloaded this as a freebie from Amazon, and while it was overall a sweet (if a little tame) story, it just wasn’t for me. I just struggled with the writing, and I didn’t feel connected to Nicole or Mark. But don’t just take my word for it–plenty of readers have glowing reviews of this one on Goodreads. I think it was just a case of not being the right reader for this book.