I've read a couple other books by this author and they were ok. And I believe every author is entitled to a dog or two. I hope this is Ms. Carr's dog. Unfortunately, the other books I've sampled aren't good enough to get me past this one. And the sad part is that it was mostly little things that did this in for me.
Talk of a thunder storm causing the river to rise. Maybe it's different other places but in my world, rain causes a river to rise. Thunder storms may or may not include that vital ingredient. Okay. A small thing. Jarring, but forgivable.
Then the heroine comes from a family of migrant farmers. Uh. No. Farmers don't migrate. They plant. They stay put and wait for harvest. Farm workers migrate. Farmers do not. Another minor(?) point. I grit my teeth.
Although the heroine has known the hero less than a week, both she and he intuit things about each other that they can't possibly know. And she's so delighted that he "gets" her. This is bigger and I take a short break to catch my breath and talk myself into going on.
The library has its single computer in the basement. In a river town. I'm inclined to think this may be one of those places that doesn't have basements because the ground water level is so high. Maybe I'm wrong. I could well be, but at this point the author has lost a lot of credibility on these little details.
The last straw was when the heroine (who remember has been in town less than a week) starts telling the hero (town sheriff) who to delegate to what chores to get the townspeople to abandon the homes that are in danger of flooding. This from a woman who's had a business partner for at least a couple of years and yet seems to know nothing about her partner.
Needless to say, I didn't finish the book.
Fast read, and very entertaining. Loved it!