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Author: Jennie Marts
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: March 14th, 2016
About the book:
Reese Hudson meant to destroy mementos from her last failed relationship, not burn down an outhouse and incur the wrath of a sexy park ranger. When the judge rejects her offer to pay for the structure and sentences her to rebuild it—with the hot ranger supervising—she embraces the challenge to take control of her life.
Park ranger Wade Baker wants nothing to do with the rich city girl, no matter how tempting he finds her lush curves. She’s too much like his ex-fiancée, and if he’s learned anything, it’s that women like Reese don’t fit into his world. And he sure as hell wants no part of her big city life.
Reese may not know a hammer from a screwdriver, but she’s working hard to prove she’s not just some pampered princess to be toyed with. And damn it if Wade doesn’t admire her tenacious spirit. If only they got along half as well outside the bedroom as they do in it, there might be a chance for them after all…
This is a lovely, heartwarming and funny romance. Take one daughter and employee of a CEO who loves her dearly but also likes to control every aspect of her life. Have her suddenly noticing that the man in her life is even more manipulative, demeaning and controlling without the love and she suddenly wakes up and decides to take control of her own destiny – preferably without any narcissistic, self serving males. What she needs is a real man, one who isn’t worried about dog hairs on his suit and preferably one he doesn’t need a suit to be a man, jeans and t shirts will do just fine!
Now add in a man – yes, a real man – who has been badly burned by his money grabbing, wealth orientated, debt leaving ex girlfriend. He’s hard working, loves the outdoors and certainly doesn’t want to fall for a wealthy, money driven woman ever again! Bring them together in a accidentally fired scenario and who can guess what this is the perfect recipe for, you just know it’ll be one tasty dish!
With well portrayed characters, plenty of angst and turmoil, this is a great, well written story it was delightful to escape into. The changing expectations as the relationship develops is explored in a manner which immerses the reader in their encounters. I loved the grandmother, too, she’s one feisty old lady with a heart of gold. There are enough twists and turns in the story to keep it an interesting read and the skilled use of emotive language just sucks the reader in to the interactions. This is another great story by this author and, as usual, I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to lovers of contemporary romantic fiction.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”
She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.
Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.
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