Beauty and the Badge (Charlotte’s Cove #1) by Ella Fox
After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte’s Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.
Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.
When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.
Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?
How did I miss this author?!? I’ve read a lot of books, and I don’t think I’ve run across any by this author. And after reading Beauty and the Badge, I’m pretty sure I’d remember! This was a fun (and HOT!) story that epitomizes the concept of Karma! I absolutely adored Tyler and Ashley!
Ashley is a small town girl at heart, caught up in the big city. And she’s miserable! When something scary happens, she starts re evaluating her life, and what is important. This leads to her uprooting her life, and moving to the small town she spent her summers in growing up.
Tyler is a small town Sheriff. And one look at Ashley was all it took to know that she is where his future lies. Even with the instant attraction, and immediate connection, there are obstacles that could keep them from finding their HEA.
This story was everything I look for in a romance. There was the insta-love that I adore, a little danger, and a lot of heat! Tyler and Ashley are an ordinary couple, living an extraordinary life! They were both so down to earth, and the story was so much fun! This was an amazing introduction to this author, and I can’t wait to find out what is in store for Charlotte’s Cove next!