Whew, what a morning! Vet intern Emily is disappointed but determined to fulfill her obligation to Belle Haven in Sunshine. Emily finds her bearings quickly by helping with a delivery before introductions can be made, in an elegant black pantsuit. Then finding all the introductions aren’t necessary since she and Wyatt had gotten to know each other very well on a one and done about three months ago.
Wyatt’s as determined to root himself firmly in Sunshine as Emily is to complete her year and get to the ‘civilization’ of LA. Wyatt spent too much time following his diplomatic parents to move anyplace else. Emily never saw herself as a small-town vet and doesn’t intend to change her plans now. Emily’s sister, Sara and Wyatt’s sisters, Zoe and Darcy add comic relief and a good deal of sibling insight to the pair since Wyatt and Emily decided to pretend nothing ever has or will happen between them.
Ignoring their overwhelming attraction to each other, Wyatt’s determined not to move toward persuading Emily to stay and spends more time patching the house than usual and Emily spends a lot of energy convincing herself her not so elderly father is wasting away from loneliness and bad meals since she and Sara are both gone.
Though Emily and Wyatt had enough chemistry and commonality to make it all work, this reader was more drawn to Wyatt. Emily’ character spent quite a lot of time and ink wanting to go back to familiarity and didn’t show growth or dimensions while Wyatt’s goal of having a wife and family in their own home worked well with his participation in the community.
This easy, comfortably paced, sitting in the sunshine read doesn’t disappoint with the small town charm and all the series likable regulars accounted for here. It’s exactly as advertised a little romance.