Peyton Kerr has had a rough time of it lately. She decides to leave her home in Seattle, WA to start over in the last place she was happy, Stoney Creek, Maine. There Peyton is the new owner of the lingerie shop. Upon arrival Peyton heads to the bar next door to her shop for some food. There she meets Kinsley, the bar owner and they just click. Peyton also notices the hot guy at the bar but steers clear of him until he is suddenly next to her. When Peyton starts to feel nervous she heads to the bathroom. Imagine her surprise when she walks out the door right into the guys arms and ends up kissing him. Imagine Kinsley's surprise when she sees her new friend kissing her brother, Boone a local detective! LOL.
Boone is instantly attracted to Peyton but has stayed away from her because of things from his past. When a dead body is found in Peyton's store, Boone and his partner show up at the store to investigate. When Boone is determined to protect Peyton from any harm, they decide to throw caution to the wind and get together. What they didn't expect was the level of sexual chemistry they had.....off the charts!!!! As Boone and Peyton spend more time together, their feelings keep growing stronger. While it is obvious that there are things from their pasts that neither of them divulged, they can't help but want to be together.
When it appears that there may be someone actually trying to kill Peyton, Boone goes into full protective mode and realizes that he may want more out of this relationship than he originally thought. Between keeping Peyton safe, finding the killer and trying to get beyond their pasts, it will be a long and bumpy ride for these two until they can find their happy ending.
I just loved Peyton and Boone. They both had such emotional pasts and it took a lot for each of them to get past it in order to be able to move forward into the future. Peyton is such a sweet, fun person and I can't even begin to image what she has been through. Boone is such a great alpha male with a big helping of emotions thrown in. Together these two could finally get beyond their pasts to finally find a happy ending. I also loved the mystery that revolved around their story. It really made it fun trying to figure out who the killer was. Overall a great start to a new series!