This was a great quick read. Briony believed in family and do whatever it took for family, even something a little illegal. Her dreams for improving her bar and hotel drove her to push the limits. She crossed all lines when she met Cole. Cole had left his past behind although it still haunted him. The attraction between them was instant and intense. Despite the blackmail and hurt feelings, Briony and Cole realize that they are good together in more ways than one. Both of their families see what the two take a while to recognize. I loved Briony's sass and love of family. Cole is willing to look inside himself and admit his weakness. I recommend this book highly and will go back to read the first as well as look forward to more.