Celebrated hairstylist Marigold Bloom knows how to tease beauty out of chaos…until her own life becomes untamable. After losing her prestigious job in Chicago, Marigold returns home to Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her plan to lay low and consider her next move is complicated by an unexpected blast from the past.
Sheriff Cade Rallis has never forgotten the blissful weekend he spent with the irresistible Marigold in Door County. Seeing her again is like a one-two punch to his heart, and he knows he can’t lose her a second time.
Marigold never meant for her stay in Good Hope to be permanent, and she certainly never meant to fall for Cade. As Valentine’s Day approaches and her dream job beckons, will Cupid’s grip on Marigold be strong enough to keep her in Good Hope? Or will the lure of fame and fortune in the big city prove impossible to resist?
With each story I feel like this series gets better and better.
I loved Marigold and Cade together. To me, Cade was a witty hoot – I loved his humor and comebacks, plus he called Marigold ‘Goldielocks’ due to her golden curly hair. He is also super observant, always watching people and their actions – due to him being a cop and former marine – which Marigold can’t get anything past him and his eagle eyes. These two were thrown together 28 months ago when Marigold attended her friends wedding and they ended up having a one night stand. Fast forward, Marigold is back in Good Hope to lick her wounds and to her BIG surprise, Cade is the new sheriff of Good Hope. Neither has forgotten that amazing night they shared almost two years ago, so can you imagine that they can’t seem to stay away from one another.
Cade wants to ‘date’ Marigold, but she doesn’t want to stay permanently in Good Hope, she sees bigger and better things in her life, but she agrees to a little fling while she’s there. but the problem is, Cade starts to fall in love with her and wants her to stay in Good Hope, to stay with him, to grow old together. Of course there is conflicting emotions between Cade and Marigold, one wanting something different, bigger, but yet deep down she wishes for her own prince.
Cade doesn’t commute very well in relationships – his past ones suffered from this / and I loved how in the end he decided to lay it all on the table by telling her how he feels about her and that he wants it all – marriage and a family.
I fell like Prim and Max and Marigold and Cade’s story are my favorites so far out of this series. I plan to read Fin and Jeremy’s story, which had me wondering how it will go as Fin – to me – is a bit old and brash, something a bit different than her sisters, so I guess time will tell.