Liza has been enabling her alcoholic brother her whole life and he continues to be an irresponsible mess. Dare has to struggle with his hatred for her brother and his disapproval of how she handles him. But there are secrets in Liza's past as well and reasons why she does what she does.
Dare is such a straight up guy, so strong and just one of those guys that when he is in the room he undoubtedly draws your attention. A few years younger than her, this sexy cop might be just what she needs to finally let herself go. Their relationship had to overcome some pretty hard obstacles and it didn't happen overnight, but I liked that they didn't fight their attraction because of those things. They gave in to it and explored it.
Liza on the other hand is a very strong heroine and I have to respect her for that. She's had to make some tough decisions in her life, dealth with parents that were not the most stellar. It's hard for her to BE loved. But once Dare is in, he doesn't hold back in showing her what it's like to not be alone. Of course, minus one minor mishap in which I might've wanted to bash his head.
Another thing I love about Ms. Phillips books is the fact that we always see more of the rest of the family. The two couples in the previous books are still very much a part of this story, as well as Tess.
I am definitely looking forward to seeing more about the characters from this town in the upcoming spin-off series.