Rising Storm is the second book in Kathleen Brooks' Bluegrass Brothers Series. It follows Marshall, an elite military man turned hometown sheriff and Katelyn Jacks, an ex-supermodel who worked her way through college and has come back to her grandparents small hometown to start her career as a vet. Even thought they can't stand each other, they can't seem to avoid each other or the small town gossip mill, and they soon discover they're feelings for one another might not be what they thought they were. Yet even as they fall in love they are forced to fight for their lives and the lives of innocent dogs when they try to track down a dangerous, illegal, dog fighting ring, and are targeted by the criminals running it.
Rising Storm is exactly what I expected from Kathleen Brooks. It's the fifth book I've read by her, and I wasn't disappointed. Once again we get to visit with the unforgettable characters of Keeneston, Kentucky and have some fun along the way. Rising Storm is full of humor, romance, and suspense. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves to read romance with a little suspense thrown in or anyone looking to read something regional. Although Keeneston is a little over the top idyllic, the book still gives you a snapshot of what a small Kentucky town might be like.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series.