Penelope Hunter loves her job as the events manager at one of Savannah’s premier historic venues–until her ex-fiancé walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is intent on seeing Penelope fired, especially if she insists on being seen with Tucker Westbrook.
Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his friendship with Penelope, who has been by his side since childhood. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot–and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South.
To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a 150-year-old lost treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job–and falling helplessly in love.
A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson is a perfect Hallmark like book. I loved how heartfelt the story is and how the realistic the characters were. The book held my full-attention with this time ticking mystery and reputation on the line tale. The two characters are forced to work together. The more they do, they more they like each other. I am a huge fan of anything with history or historical and this book had that magic for me. The romance was a little too fast, too easy. It was a little too good to be believable, other than that this book was perfect. I did enjoy following the characters as they went about searching for answers. This novel is mostly a contemporary romance novel with mystery added to it.