Sheriff of the Creek by Sue Brown (Collier's Creek)

Sue Brown gives Sheriff JD Morgan his HEA in Sheriff of the Creek, part of the Collier's Creek multi-author series.

From the blurb:

A grumpy, small-town sheriff loves his dispatcher with the heart of sunshine. And no one is ever going to find out, especially the man he loves. Then danger rolls into town. Will the sheriff step up and protect his love?

Sheriff JD Morgan loves his job as the sheriff of Collier’s Creek. It may be a small town, but he loves the place and its people. His roots run deep, and he can’t see himself living anywhere else.
He’s a little grumpy as he settles into middle-age, but that’s okay. He has two passions in life. One secret, one not. Everyone knows about his addiction to coffee, but no one knows he has a secret crush on his young dispatcher, Ben. JD fully intends to keep it that way. He’s too old for the kid.

Ben has two ambitions in life. The first is to become a deputy sheriff somewhere far from Collier’s Creek, and the second…that one’s proving more difficult. He makes it his mission to make his sheriff smile every morning as he hands him coffee. JD is his, make no mistake about it. The sheriff just doesn’t know it yet.

Then trouble rolls into town on the back of a Harley and JD discovers Ben has been hiding a secret past. A husband who wants Ben back and won’t take no for an answer.
JD is crushed. Ben is terrified.

Will they handle the unexpected husband problem together or will JD leave Ben to face danger alone?
Find out in the small-town romance, the Sheriff of Collier’s Creek.

Sheriff of Collier’s Creek is the third book in the multi-author series. Each book is stand-alone, but if you enjoy swoon-worthy romance set in a small town, then stay a while. You’ll fall in love with the men of Collier’s Creek.

Heather's Review:

Sheriff of the Creek has some fabulous elements - Age gap, boss/employee, grumpy/sunshine, two not-so hidden crushes and a town full of characters, some supportive and others less so... and of course, the plot twist...

I absolutely love this slow building romance with twists and turns and so much more going on beneath the surface of the small town... JD and Ben are great characters and perfect for each other, and the story flows really well.  It's a great addition to the Collier's Creek multi-author series.  It can stand alone, but will be enhanced if you read the series in order.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Sheriff of the Creek is currently available in e-book and paperback formats and can be read with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.