I have to say Shannon has done it again with ann installment that made me cry and cheer.Anyone who has read the series knows that Josh and Katie are meant to be together but Josh just hadn't realized his best buddy, one of the guys and all around most counted on person in his life was actually female. I mean he knows it is a basic gender sort of way but in the romantic or lust sort of way it just never has crossed his mind until the night he runs in to her in the lodge's kitchen wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts and a tank top with no bra. Well then the man finally sees the woman she is and can't get it out of his head. I loved watching him struggle with the realization and also the potential consequences if he were to make the move everyone else, including Katie, have been waiting on him to make for years. What follows is a bit of tension as neither wants to make a move nor do they really know for certain what the other is thinking but when the move is finally made all of us release a huge sigh of relief. Katie has always loved Josh. She understands him better than anyone but is also unwilling to make a move to endanger the incredible connection they share. She's torn once the wall has been dropped between being willing to just have what she can of him and not wanting to be the "dirty" little secret he hides. I loved how she was willing to let him figure things out so she didn't become the one who held him back but at the same time she wasn't willing to completely let him walk all over her when it came to being open and honest with his feelings for her in public. She's a smart woman who loved the man she knew he was enough to let him take the steps he needed to even though it killed her inside and I loved that of her. We also get some fun with the rest of the family and of course a real smile when Rose gets a surprise. I adore how Shannon Stacey gets us so invested in a set of characters that we truly cry as their hearts are broken and cheer when things go the way we want them to.As usual thanks to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for being nice enough to let me read this in exchange for my honest review.