Monday, May 8, 2017

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

Setting: Colorado
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: April 2017

Generally, I adore Robyn Carr's writing. Any Day Now: A Novel is the latest in Carr's Sullivan's Crossing series. I wanted to love it. The description made it sound like a book I'd really enjoy. In the end, I liked it but not enough to even consider it as a keeper. It also didn't compel me to read the first book in the series. I simply never felt that strong a bond with any of the characters.

Sierra Jones moved to Sullivan's Crossing to be closer to her brother. She's a woman with secrets, and she's ready for a fresh start. She wants to put her past behind her and start anew. She never imagines she'll find herself falling for the small town and the people within it.

It's Sully, the owner of the campground where Sierra finds a home, that first really bonds wth Sierra. He's the father figure she needs at this point in her life. Between Sully, Sierra's brother Cal, and his wife Maggie, Sierra finds herself at peace. The problem is her past is never truly that far behind her.

While Sierra struggles with her past, there's also a lot of possibility in the future. She befriends and starts falling for a local firefighter, Conrad aka "Connie." Sierra has a bad history choosing men, and she can't believe she's found Mr. Right. Yet, the more time she spends with Connie, the more she wonders if her bad luck with men may finally be a thing of the past.

The main story drew me in and kept my interest. The problem is that there is so much more to Any Day Now. There is another story involving the man helping build Cal and Maggie's home and a worker at the diner where Sierra takes a job. There's also a stranger thrown in later in the book that I didn't find necessary to the plot. In the end, I found those extras to be more of a distraction than helpful at propelling Sierra and Connie's story forward.

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