After being left at the altar for the
second time and finding out bad news about her parents’
marriage, Rachael Henderson is ready to give up on love.
She returns to her hometown of Valentine, Texas, and
vandalizes a sign. That gets her arrested by sexy sheriff
Brody Carlton, but she’s undaunted. Rather than giving up,
she starts up Romanceaholics Anonymous to help other people
who are addicted to love stop making the wrong choices. If
she can just shrug off her attraction to the sexy sheriff,
Rachael is sure her life will be perfect.
Brody Carlton is fairly content with
his life until Rachael shows up and starts stirring up the
whole town. Now the romantics and the cynics are squaring
off, and Brody’s fighting his unwanted desire for the pretty
troublemaker. Will Rachael’s return lead to love for Brody
and Rachael, or just more problems?
Addicted to Love is a
sweet, fun story about a die-hard romantic who’s been hurt
once too often and a cynic who doesn’t believe in love.
Watching Rachael grow from a romance addict to an
independent woman who understands the true meaning of love
was really entertaining. Brody is just wonderful. A
divorced veteran injured in Iraq, he has many reasons to be
bitter, yet he isn’t. He’s the perfect hero for Rachael—low
on flash but full of substance. There’s a huge cast of
entertaining and amusing secondary characters, and several
subplots. There’s the disintegrating marriage of Rachael’s
parents, an attraction between two political rivals, and a
mystery involving vandalism in the town. The plot was
action-packed but rarely too busy. Lori Wilde did a good
job of juggling all her plotlines and not taking away from
Rachael and Brody’s romance. Addicted to Love
is a story with a great message, that real love should
be cherished. Fans of “awwww” inducing romances, small
towns, and comedy will be sure to enjoy Addicted to
***Note: Addicted to Love is part of a
series, although it stands alone quite well.