4 Stars - Would Recommend to a Friend
Review Copy Provided by AuthorJules Barnard is an author who has been lurking on my TBR for a while and after reading New Blue, I am kicking myself for not reading her work sooner.
In New Blue we meet Hayden and Adam. She is the HR director at a casino and has run up against a huge good ole boys network that she knows is up to something. Adam is the newly promoted director of hospitality who appears willing to go along to get along.
The sparks fly between these two almost right away and I enjoyed how their early interactions were written. At first it was hard to tell if the sparks were attraction or animosity. Watching them together was interesting, especially once they started to thaw toward each other and Adam realized that Hayden was really someone from his past (you have to read it to get more info on that!). The element of suspense/conflict woven into the story added an edge to a sweet romance unfolding between Hayden and Adam. Their history, both separate and shared, added another dynamic layer to how things were going. I definitely appreciated how Adam was much more than Hayden initially expected.
This book is the finale of a series and while it's obvious that members of the supporting cast have stories to tell, those stories don't over power that of Adam and Hayden, making it a great stand alone edition.