3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book. I liked Tyson, his afmily, and the small town feel of the book. I had a moment's pause early on where it felt as though Tyson was using his position as sheriff to impose sex on Ellie, but I did'nt see it again and that particular scene didn't play out that way either.
My biggest complaint with the book was that they became engaged after about 2 weeks. It was awfully fast (although my own parents became engaged after 1 week, so I don't understand my issue with this, but there it is).
But I did feel the connection, and felt Ellie begin to create relationships around town, do I let it all go for the most part. Tyson was really engaging, and Ellie was justified in her secrecy, given the short time frame of the book.
I think much of my problem is with the short format. I don't read a lot of novellas, mostly because I want the long drawn out build up to a relationship. But boy howdy, am I looking forward to Tyson's brothers' stories. Even if they're also novellas.