When I started this book I wasn't sure I would like it because the heroine Marnie in the past few books has come across as sanctimonious, the perfect judgy Southern belle but as I came to know her in this book I liked her, she had changed and knew that she had been wrong before and hadn't even forgiven herself for what went wrong with her friends a decade back.
Marnie grew up in an extremely conservative house-hold but she broke free after a lot of mistakes and then at her friend's Cassie's wedding she got some knocks, she lost her job, found out her brother has been seeing Gina again and that she is the reason why her friends split up and the pain Gina went through in part because of Marnie, so she is feeling blue and she gets drinking with Dylan, Reese's ex from the first book.
One thing leads to another and they have really hot sex and Marnie has regrets in the morning, because he is Reese's ex and Reese helped her get back on her feet when she came running from Savannah and also because Dylan is the last thing she wants and what she ran away from. He is rich and all about appearances.
I liked how Dylan was shown as a calm, logical man but with Marnie he wasn't, something he didn't understand because after growing up with parents who were so cold to each other, the last thing he wanted was passion or drama but that didn't stop him from having sex in his office with Marnie, or continuing to do so, even when she gets hired at their foundation.
I also liked seeing Marnie grow up, face her relationship with Gina and her brother and attempt to act grown-up. The romance was nice, especially seeing Dylan throw his ideas to the wind and taking a chance at being confrontational instead of always being logical.
All in all I enjoyed this series, a job well done by all the authors involved.