Drove All Night
Passing Through #1
By Sarah Hegger
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Releasing June 5, 2019
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Out of luck, out of hope and out of diapers, Poppy Williams is so far out on a limb she’s clinging by one broken fingernail.
Strong, silent-type Police Chief, Ben Crowe has seen it all, until Poppy’s minivan runs a red light and she leaps into the road begging him to arrest her.
In Drove All Night (Passing Through #1) by Sarah Hegger, after losing her husband, Poppy Williams has decided to start over. Moving to California with her four children is her decision and no one is going to talk her out of it. However, her journey doesn't going as planned and she and her kids end up in Twin Elks, Colorado where she meets the gorgeous police chief, Ben Crowe. Will Poppy decide to stay or will she end up leaving?
What a fun and enthralling read Ms. Hegger has delivered in this first book of her Passing Through series where the secondary characters entertained me as much as the main ones; the dialogue was compelling and had me loving the heroine's children who are just absolutely adorable and had me enjoying the growing relationship between the hero and heroine, as both are wary of relationships after what happened with the last relationship they had. How could anyone hurt two people as good as Poppy and Ben the way they did?
The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine because of what she's going through and it's understandable why she's so desperate for help. Will Ben be the hero she needs or will he do his duty as a police officer? Moreover, both the main characters are relatable, likeable and I loved the obstacles they face to be together such as whether they can get past being scared of giving another relationship a try and whether the heroine will allow the hero's ex to get to her with the things she says to Poppy.
With the heroine, she's resilient, courageous, independent and I liked how she handled everything she has to, especially when it comes to her mother-in-law. Really, what a witch! I also liked how good of a parent the heroine is because being a single parent to four kids wouldn't be easy. Luckily, she has the best kids, even if they do get a little adventurous at times that could get them into trouble. While the hero, he's the strong, silent type and a really good guy that would do anything to help people. Will Poppy accept his help? I also liked how Poppy and Ben helped each other to heal from the wounds of their pasts and gave each other a chance because they're good for each other.
Overall, this was a delightful read where the chemistry between this couple was strong and convincing; the romance was hot; and which has me looking forward to other books of this series, especially with how this story ended. I would recommend Drove All Night by Sarah Hegger, if you enjoy small town romances or books by authors TM Cromer, Erin Nicholas, Marina Adair and Jill Sanders.
Releasing June 19, 2019
Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.
Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.
She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.