3 out of 5 Stars
*I received an ARC of Where There’s a Will from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Seasoned attorney Ryder Ford wants what he can’t have—his secretary. Addison Wells is set on becoming an attorney and leaving Whiskey River behind. But a kiss shared between boss and secretary sparks flames in both they can no longer deny. Ryder will need to convince Addison she has a reason to stay in town, and Addison will have to decide if being in love with Ryder is the same as being dependent on him.
Where There’s a Will is a novella that introduces the characters for the Whiskey River series. This short story features Ryder and Addison, who work together at Ryder’s law firm, and it also brings in four brothers who will need to play nice on their family’s ranch for the next year. The problem I had was that the introduction of the brothers felt disjointed from the rest of the plot. At the beginning of the story, we’re told that Ryder will need to read his uncle’s will, but there is practically no other information on that until the very end.
I had trouble getting invested in the relationship between the main characters because they both were too back-and-forth about their feelings. Ryder was lusting after Addison, but then he thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to get involved because they work together, and shortly after that he wanted to make love to her and asked her out on a date. Addison knew it wasn’t a good idea to start anything because she was planning to leave town, then she slept with him—twice—and right afterward she told him it was a nice distraction. My head was spinning. I didn’t know what to believe from this couple.
The story was decently written and had a good idea for the plot. I just thought it could have been executed better.
Where There’s a Will will be released on May 13, 2015 and is currently available for pre-order.