I really enjoyed this romance. I decided to read this book after learning that it was set in Missouri. There aren't too many books set in my home state so I was immediately curious. The story was what grabbed me from the very beginning. The fact that they meet when he is giving her a traffic ticket just set a great tone for the whole story. This was a really nice story that ended up leaving me with a big grin on my face.
After Cayden gives Ren a traffic ticket, it leaves a lasting memory for both parties. While Ren is performing her duties as the maid of honor at her best friends wedding, she is surprised to be asked to dance by none other than Cayden, off-duty and very interested. I liked the chemistry between this pair from the very first and it never stopped. They just fit perfectly together.
Cayden and Ren both have things going on in their lives. Cayden is a former Marine and he is feeling some guilt that his buddies are being deployed while he stays home. He has decided to stay home so that he can be there for his mother who is ill. He isn't really sure that he has time for a relationship at this point in this life. Ren is dealing with her past. She was victimized during her college years and is still working to move past it.
There were so many things that I liked about this book. I liked that it dealt with a couple of really difficult issues. Everything wasn't perfect in their world but they worked to do the best they could in the situation they were given. I liked how Cayden was able to sense when Ren wasn't comfortable and always let her be in control. I liked the fact that this story was truly romantic and they spent the whole book trying to figure out how to make things work. I fell in love with Ren and Cayden and there wasn't a boring moment in the book.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. This was the first book by Marie Meyer that I have read but I definitely look forward to reading more from her in the future.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) - Forever Yours via NetGalley.