Torn by Vengeance, by Sally Brandle

Corrin Patten is a city girl, focused on passing the bar, hoping to make partner at the prestigious law firm she works for. She needs the money: she has family to take care of and her own dreams of someday being able to travel the world. All of that gets put on hold, though, when she boards a plane to Montana to help her best friend, Miranda, and she meets a certain very handsome country doctor and sparks fly between them. But a vindictive shadow from Corrin’s past is also following her and threatens her new found happiness in Emma Springs.

Brandle has developed a series of romances and part of the fun is how they interlock, following previous characters and introducing new characters. By the end of Book 2, I was excited about the next couple coming in Book 3. These are sweet, “clean” romances with tender kisses and thrilling touches that aim at marriage and births. There are beautiful mountains, casserole dishes with baked beans and beef and apple pies, good-hearted people, and support animals, like Big Red from Book 1 and a new comer, the darling Whinny who works his way into Corrin’s heart. If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to live, check out the Love Thrives in Emma Springs series. You’ll want to start with Book 1, THE HITMAN’S MISTAKE, so you don’t miss anything!