“Chastity O’Neill comes back to her hometown after making it on her own away from her family. But, she realized she missed them and is ready for a husband and children. She’s a journalist working for the local newspaper, is 5’11” and is as athletic as her four alpha brothers. Chastity can compete with the best of the guys but finds competing with the best of the women a different proposition. To make matters more complicated, she’s still in love with her first love, Trevor Meade who is like a member of her boisterous family.
I loved Chastity and she had me fall in love with this story as it’s told from her perspective. She’s funny with just a tinge of self-deprecation but confident enough to hold her own. When she connects with a dreamy trauma surgeon, Ryan Darling, things get interesting. Chastity is committed to making this relationship work as Trevor doesn’t seem to want to risk the family that unofficially adopted him and seems to be drifting back to a former relationship. Chastity’s family is big with lots of nieces and nephews and her parents have their own drama going on. They all have something to say about her life but you get the love they have for one another in everything they say and do. Lastly, her big, loveable (but not very attractive) dog Buttercup brings her own shenanigans to the mix. I’ve never laughed and cried so much reading a book.
This is classic Higgins with that perfect balance of romance, humor and heartache and my only wish at the end was that this be a continuing series. Maybe if we apply some pressure we can convince her to revisit this family. They deserve another story.