Delavan Cormack and Marilyn Dumbrowski
Always Miss April (Hot Nights in St. Blaise book 4)
by Maggie Wells
Book Blurb:The tender feelings Sheriff Delavan Cormack has for his lifelong best friend, Marilyn Dumbrowski, are the worst kept secret in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone else’s business.
When Marilyn’s teenage son starts acting out, Del uses his badge and their friendship to force the marriage he has wanted for too damn long. What Del didn’t know was the cool, competent ER nurse and hardworking single mom has been keeping a secret that has her burning red hot day and night.
With everything he dreamed of having in the palm of his hand and so much more than he bargained for happening in the bedroom, Del is faced with figuring out exactly how far he’s willing and able to go when he discovers that the power of his love may not be enough to satisfy the woman he adores.
Always Miss April is the forth novella in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series by Maggie Wells. You can read each novella as a stand alone which is awesome because you can grab any of these monthly stories and enjoy.
Del and Mari have been friends forever. These couplings are one of my most favourite types of romances to read about. I also loved the fact that Del and Mari were closer to my age since Mari had a teenage son from her previous marriage. I could certainly relate to the difficulties she was experiencing raising a son stuck between being a kid and an adult.
Del was the town sheriff and Mari was an ER nurse and it was awesome how the entire small town was in support of their rushed marriage. For a novella length story, I felt that there was a lot of history that got covered and I really got to understand and feel for Del and Mari's situations.
Although the novella is under the erotic genre I'd say that Always Miss April focuses much more on their emotions with a rush of heat included. The story also tackles a medical condition that is often joked about but the author delivers a real life approach. It certainly provided a different view and how it would affect a real marriage.
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