Divorced. Beaten down. A failure. Until a ray of sunshine comes into my life…
People call me Officer Grumpypants, but wouldn’t you be if life kept knocking you down?
My life is an endless sh*t list that I can’t even begin to unravel.
It all started when my parents died.
It continued when I was forced to sell my house.
And it all came to an epic conclusion when my wife walked out on me.
What I need is to get my mind in order and my life back on track.
So when my old commander offers me a job in Mayberry Holm, I grab the opportunity by the balls.
I’m ready to put my head down and my hands to work.
What I wasn’t planning though was becoming pet food for crows by this infuriating little man who throws seeds at my face.
Or being hired to help said man with his new store.
Or having to protect him from a bunch of criminals that prey on his softness and sweetness.
Even though he drives me insane, I can’t stop thinking of him. And even though he’s annoyingly cheerful, I can’t help but smile around him.
Or fantasize about him doing… naughty things to me.
What the hell is happening to me? Am I falling for the young, bubbly, pink-haired man? And is it too late to stop it?
Welcome to Mayberry Holm, a small island in the Atlantic full of crime, secrets and happily-ever-afters, and the ex-Navy SEALs that come to deal with them all.
Okay, new series! Protector, opposites, Navy SEALs? Why would I turn this down?
Nay… I didn’t….
Okay, so… Parker, nicknamed by his own sister, Officer Grumpypants, or something silly but accurate, was really hard for me to like. I didn’t for a good bit of this book, I’ll be honest.
It was almost like he took douchey-ness to extra douchy-ness… but he grew on me.
He grew on me mostly because I liked how he eventually was with Hwan.
Hwan… I loved immediately. He’s the sun to Parker’s gloom, living his best, albeit somewhat lonely life, he was content. I liked that he didn’t let Parker’s disposition get him down and when someone is threatening his bubble tea shop, the protector Parker, sets out to find who’s responsible.
I will admit that for a first book, I did feel a little out of the loop at times… like there was something I was missing or maybe should’ve read first, but I didn’t find out about the sneak peek until I’d finished and read other reviews to see if maybe I missed something.
I wish someone would’ve told me sooner, but meh…
It was a fun little roller coaster ride through the isle of Mayberry, and I’m really excited to see who’s next!
4 pieces of eye candy