Grit Book 3 of the 7th and Main Series focuses on the pull between Melissa Oxford and Cary Nakamura, two supporting characters from previous books in the series. While reading Ink and Hooked would give you a richer experience, Grit can easily be read as a stand-alone. Melissa and Cary are neighbors and friends in the rural farming community of Metlin, CA who have tried to dismiss or ignore the undeniable pull they feel towards each other. Their farming/ranching lives leave little time for anything else, but that won’t stop cupid from interfering.
Grit, solidifies my opinion that Elizabeth Hunter excels in her ability to create characters that are as diverse and authentic as humanity itself. Each book contains a mix of characters that showcase a variety of personalities that can be appealing or not so appealing. The relationship between the main characters; with their budding attractions, obstacles to overcome, and surrender to love, places the reader on the same emotional roller coaster the characters are riding. You get all the “feels” when it comes to a contemporary romance by Elizabeth Hunter.
Elizabeth’s books are fresh and current and put you right in the middle of life in Metlin, CA. There are always other plots, besides the developing relationship between the main characters, that make for a very interesting story. You might even see a reflection of your own life in one of her contemporary romances, as I did with Melissa in Grit. I live on a farm, with a daughter who is animal crazy, especially about goats; in our case they are Nigerian Pygmy Goats. Elizabeth nails the joy and craziness of this life in every detail she includes.