About the Book
Katherine Bruno’s passionate, unfiltered temper makes her the shrew of small-town Sweetheart, Texas. When she’s drafted to help the mayor’s wife run against her own husband, Katherine meets opposing big city political consultant Ryan Park. The good-looking, flirtatious campaign manager gets under her skin, but fraternizing with the enemy is off-limits.
Katherine must battle her lack of experience, campaign sabotage, and her growing feelings for Ryan as she strives to succeed. His unprejudiced acceptance of her strong-willed character beckons her heart, but his jaded rejection of God is an insurmountable barrier. Will Ryan return to his faith and stay with her in Sweetheart or leave when the election ends?
Contemporary romance is not usually my thing, but I am so glad I gave Lone Star Sweetheart a chance. A sweet and swoony romance, it also contains elements of humor, suspense, and faith.
Dunlap is a very talented author, bringing to life this sweet small town of Sweetheart with its fun and quirky characters. To be honest, however, it took me a while to like both of the main characters. Katherine is very headstrong and blunt to the point of her own detriment. Since we first meet Ryan from Katherine’s point of view, I was also wary of him at first. While Ryan’s charming personality won me over quickly, it took me a bit longer for me to warm up to Katherine.
Ryan and Katherine start out as enemies, but their banter could almost be described as cute and their friendship unfolds naturally. While they are forced to work together in the same office and are forced to be neighbors, nothing about their relationship is forced.
Overall, if you are a fan of romantic comedy with a cozy mystery thrown in, I would recommend Lone Star Sweetheart. It’s a sweet story that will make your heart melt.
I had received a complimentary copy of the book and this is my honest review.