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Series: Prickle Creek #4
Title: His Outback Temptation by Annie Seaton
Author: Annie Seaton
Publisher: Entangled Bliss, Entangled Publishing
Published: May 14th, 2018
This is the fourth book in this series and I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed them all! In this story it is Sebastian Richards who is returning to Prickle Creek to join his cousins in helping run the family farm. All four of them had been brought up by their grandparents after their parents were tragically killed in a car accident. Since then they have followed their dreams and had jobs around the world. That is when their Gran called them home . . .
In this story Sebastian Richardson has flown back, landing safely in Australia once more. That’s when he hears someone calling his name – then grabbing him and asking him to play along as she kisses him! Talk about sparks! It turns out the young lady concerned is Isabella Romano, another ex-Pickle Creek resident who is also returning home to visit her father but currently needs rescuing from the man who had been sat next to her on the flight. This isn’t the only time fate keeps bringing the two of them together! As the attraction between them grows their totally different long term goals and immediate plans seem likely to thwart any opportunity for their romance to develop. Maybe they really need some advice from someone older and wiser, after all!
A lovely addition to this series, it is a standalone but I enjoyed catching up on what has happened to the couples in the earlier three books, too, as all also feature in this one. It is a delightful story of life in the Outback rural community. The descriptions of the countryside – and especially the sunsets – painted pictures in my imagination, bringing it vividly to life. It also shows that what you think are the expectations of others can sometimes be very wrong! There are lots of people trying to matchmake this couple but they really don’t need it. It is their coming to terms with what they really want, being prepared to alter their plans to make room for romance and each other that are crucial to this story. This is an enjoyable read, a lovely romance with plenty of family interests and twists and turns to keep you guessing.
I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Freelance photographer Sebastian Richards has put aside travelling the world to show his grandmother he is capable of helping out on the family farm, even though it’s hard to let go of his wanderlust. But when he rescues a beautiful woman from a difficult situation, and Sebastian learns Isabella Romano is going to his hometown, heading back to Prickle Creek holds more appeal.
Isabella has come home to the Outback for a short visit to her father before she heads off to begin her dream job in England. Circumstances throw Isabella and Sebastian together at every turn—so maybe a short summer fling could be fun?
Isabella is determined to leave, even though her heart wants to stay. Sebastian is determined to stay, though his heart wants to go. But the only way for them to be happy is to take a chance on love.