Sawyer is a reformed bad boy. He spent most of his youth running wild and getting into trouble. To atone for the trouble he was constantly causing, he decided to become a sheriff. Now he's on the straight and narrow and wants, no craves, a quiet life. Except that he can't seem to resist his attraction to beautiful, wild, impulsive Chloe. Oh sure, he knows she's about the worst possible choice for him. But he just can't seem to stay away from her. He's like a moth to a flame. And just as likely to get burned.
We met Chloe and Sawyer in the first two books, and have had a chance to get to know them. Chloe in particular. I'll be honest, she was the sister I was least interested in, mostly because I didn't really understand her impulse control problems. But as we delved further into her character in this book, we get to understand Chloe's motivation. Her deep need to live wildly, particularly due to her asthma, which has severely limited her her entire life. Her wanderlust, given the way she was raised. Which really helped me connect more to her character.
Sawyer is a deliciously prototypical alpha male. He's quiet, but he's all kinds of powerful and is more than willing to risk his life for those he cares about. Heck, even for those he doesn't. He's a man of honor and duty. And his attraction to Chloe is palpable. He also has a tender side which accounts for the old women (and Chloe) in town calling him sweet over and over. Which confounds him. He doesn't feel sweet. Particularly towards Chloe. But he takes care of her over and over again, not realizing that his actions speak louder than his inner monologue.
Overall, this was a fun entry in the Lucky Harbor series. Chloe and Sawyer are likable and easy to root for. They have strong chemistry. If I had any quibbles it's that the sexual tension actually goes on a bit longer than I'd wanted. But other than that, I found Head Over Heels to be an entertaining, fun, light read and a truly enjoyable entry in this compelling series.
Final grade: B
A galley of this book was provided by Net Galley.