Quinn Corbin’s got nothing to lose – except her life.
She’s finally got the attention of the man she’s always loved, Nick Allen. But Nick has a reputation for trouble. And after a car explosion killed his last girlfriend, many people in San Antonio, Texas think Nick got away with murder.
But Quinn, a 24-year-old elementary school teacher and bubbly optimist, believes Nick is innocent. So does her best friend Tory, a law student and sarcastic realist. Soon Quinn and Nick find their relationship growing when suddenly their world upends. Now Nick is in major trouble again and Quinn may have made the biggest mistake of her life.
With incriminating evidence mounting against Nick, Tory works to prove his innocence. But Nick finds himself in a bigger battle when he must fight to protect, and win, his true love.
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A Mystery and a Small Town Romance Quinn and her best friend Tory are attending Al’s retirement at the Indigo, his coffee house where both girls worked before graduating from college. Quinn is now a teacher and Tory a law student. They’re both hoping that Nick, a good friend, shows up. He’s been through a lot. His girlfriend was killed in an auto accident some people in San Antonio think he caused. Quinn and Tory don’t feel that way. In fact they’d like to get to know him better. Another problem for Nick is that he runs a competing coffee shop, Faze. Al’s not crazy about the competition. He wants his son, Blaine, to take over the Indigo and worries that Nick will be too successful and that will hurt Blaine. The book starts rather slowly with the budding romance between Quinn and Nick. We get lots of small town gossip about why Nick is trouble. As with many small towns there’s a lot of righteousness and back biting. However, the story speeds up when Nick gets in more serious trouble. Now the action focuses on how to prove his innocence. Nick, Tory and Quinn are likable characters, but my favorite was Daniel. He’s quite amusing. This is a clean romance. No sex, but lots of romantic interplay between the characters. The story is filled with twists. Some of the plot was easy to guess, but parts were a real surprise. I received this book from PR by the Book for this review.
I Can Handle Him is my first read by this author and I think I about dropped my coffee with a few twists in this book. So not where I saw this story going, but fate had other plans and the Lilies were wanting to bloom in a different garden is how to best describe it to as to not give away any spoilers. Nick has a horrible record with cars and girls and this small town is out to prove he’s guilty. Quinn and Tori (BF) are back in town and in for a ride of their live they did not expect- A small town mystery. As the story unfolds my heartbreaks for Quinn and Nick, but Tori or T is the sarcastic law student and Quinn’s BF and friend to Nick, so she’s determined to prove Nick’s evidence and innocence. I love coffee and if I had to choose between Indigo and Faze, my spot would be Faze. We meet Frank, Nick’s brother who is an FBI agent and Plebian band security in his next phase of life, so it makes me wonder if this leads to a spin off, which I would totally read. I loved Tyler and Gigi and wanted to hit Blaine and Reed numerous times throughout this story. I’m sure you will agree as you read this book. Daniel is hilarious and loves tacos AKA Socats. That’s awesome cause I never realized this and would totally mess up my order if I had to do this. Tongue twister or pig Latin anyone? Oh boy, the next story though just screams Read Me, maybe forgiveness is out there for some! We shall see over some tacos and coffee.