Pull the Trigger by Melissa Ecker

Pull the Trigger by Melissa Ecker
* I received this ARC/book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Rebecca Harper is making a clean break.  The ink is dry on her divorce decree and her dream job has finally come to fruition.  In two weeks, she will be on a plane to St. Louis.  All her plans are set until sexy cop Justin Cain, her former high school crush, asks her to dinner.

This one night out instigates a roller coaster ride of hot sex, serious soul searching and heart breaking decisions.  Will Rebecca leave Justin behind to follow her dreams?  Or will his love be enough to keep her in Memory Grove?

Pull the Trigger is the 1st book in a series by Melissa Ecker about Memory Grove.  It introduces us to the small town, along with two of it’s residents Rebecca and Justin.

Rebecca works at the local libray and is newly divorced.  She married her first love, or so she thought.  As the story progresses, we see how he knocked her self image down over the years they were married.  She is not confident about herself or her abilities, she has a poor self image of her self and very low self esteem.  All that changes when she decides to take the chance and go to dinner with Justin.

Justin is a police officer in the small town.  Everyone knows everyone’s business so he isn’t surprised when he stops Rebecca and she tells him about her husband.  After her divorce is final, he runs into her at the liquor store and asks her to dinner, not knowing where the dinner invitation would lead them.

Rebecca can’t believe that Justin really is interested in her.  Her self esteem has been so damanged by Tim she thinks he’s just going out with her because he feels sorry for her.  As they get to know each other, Justin slowly helps her see that Tim was the one with the issues not her.

Justin was popular in school but has never married, he was waiting for the “one” to come along.  He’s had his share of romances but no one he wanted to settle down with.  There is an instant connection with Rebecca that he never expected but she is moving in two weeks.

Both of the main characters are very easy to relate to becauese they have real problems.  They are complex and intersting and I wanted to read more about them.  I was instantly pulled into the story and agreed with Justin, Tim needed to be shot for the things he did to Rebecca.  I hated to see her so down on herself but loved seeing her regain her self confidence and independence.

The airport scene was one of my favorites, it was beautifully written and very touching.  I loved the fact that Justin wasn’t afraid to show his softer, more vunerable side.  The sex scenes were steamy and you could feel the connection between the two of them.

Overall I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the other two in the series.  All three books will be released through Lazy Day Publishing in December.  Visit Melissa’s website at http://www.melissaecker.com/ for more information about this series.

Overall I give Pull the Trigger 4 Flaming Hearts. 

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