Series: Red Hot Love, #3
Author: Elle Casey
Publication Date: July 12, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
He’s trying to keep things professional—but will passion make it personal? Prepare for more Red Hot Love from New York Times bestseller Elle Casey.
Rose Lancaster has watched her two sisters find new lives and loves in the New York rock scene, but she’s too busy running her animal clinic in rural Maine to join them. If only she could get the town council off her back, things would be perfect. Unfortunately, the council has just served up papers for a lawsuit, and she’s at her wits’ end.
When straitlaced lawyer Greg Lister drops by on band business and gets wind of her predicament, he offers to help, and although Rose suspects it may come with complications she doesn’t need, she accepts. For a New York hotshot, he sure seems more than happy to spend time at Rose’s Maine retreat ensuring the service is completely personal.
Rose tries to resist the urge to connect but the attraction between them is undeniable…until Greg makes a shocking revelation that threatens Rose’s future in more ways than she could have imagined.
If you haven’t read the Red Hot Love series, it’s the story of three women raised as sisters on a hippy commune in Maine. Their mothers created the commune to hide them all from their rock star fathers. When the men learned about their possible daughters, they sent a lawyer out to contact them to offer a meeting with the band and a large sum of money. Each book is about one of the sister’s experience of falling love and getting to know the men who could be her father. Rose is third and final sister Rose’s book.
Rose was my favorite book in the Red Hot Love series. It still had an insta-love feel to it like the previous books, but it was less of one because of Rose’s beau. Greg Lister, Red Hot’s lawyer, has been around since the first book and his relationship with Rose felt like a natural progression. The timeline in the book did make the blossoming of their relationship feel fast, but that was okay for me. I really liked Rose and Lister together.
Another thing I really liked was the bit of mystery surrounding Rose’s animal shelter. Things started happening and I thought I knew where the story was going, but I didn’t. It went where I wasn’t expecting. I liked that.
My biggest gripe with this book was the conclusion. We. Still. Don’t. Know. Who. The. Fathers. Are!!! It killed me. I have wanted to know this from the very beginning. It’s kind of why I started reading this series in the first place! This isn’t really that spoiler-y because I feel like I knew I wasn’t ever going to find out, but STILL!!!
Even though I didn’t get my answers, Rose was a fun, quick read. It was a good ending to the Red Hot Love series. I think fans of this series will really enjoy it.