Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one---and she's seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she's the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed. Carny is determined to reveal Brisco's selfish intentions before his promise to the townspeople for a cut in a giant amusement park sucks Serenity dry. Yet, as much as she hates his winning ways, there is a man behind that suave smile, a man who may win her heart against her will. Shadow in Serenity is a modern-day Music Man, penned by a Christy Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author.
I enjoyed this book. Logan Brisco is a smooth talking man. He never stays in one place too long, a trait he was taught by a master. Carny Sullivan is happy with her quiet life in Serenity and doesn't appreciate Logan coming to town and trying to con her friends. She wants to show him for what he is, but is there more to him than just a slick con man?
I absolutely loved the quiet town of Serenity. It had been prosperous but needed a boost so that is what Logan preyed on. Logan fit the bill of a slick con man wonderfully but I liked that there was more to him than meets the eye. Carny was strong and intelligent. She wasn't afraid to stand up to Logan, in front of the whole town no less.
I rate this a 4/5. I enjoyed the storyline and characters.
Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.