Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips will delight (Publishers Weekly) in this “sexy, smart” (Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author) western romance about a cowboy who comes home to save his ranch, and finds a family along the way.
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Romances of 2018!
After one too many heartbreaks, Travis Blake hung up his cowboy hat and put Big Verde, Texas, behind him. But when he gets the call that his young nephew needs him, he knows he has to return home. His plan is to sell the family ranch and hightail it back to Austin, but there’s a small problem: the one person who stands in his way is the one person he can’t resist.
Maggie is pretty sure she hates Travis Blake. He’s irritating, he’s destroying her business, and . . . and he’s just so frickin’ attractive. But when they’re forced to work together, Maggie discovers that the Most Annoying Man in the World is more than he seems. He’s sweet with his nephew, he helps out in the community, and he makes her heart flutter. Maggie doesn’t want to risk everything on a man who wants to leave, but what if she can convince this wayward cowboy to stay?
This was one of those books that snuck up on me and surprised me in the very best of ways. Neither the author or the book were on my radar before I started seeing it all over my Instagram feed after release. So, thank you bookstagrammers!!
My fictional hero kryptonite is outwardly nice guys who have a serious alpha side that only comes out in the right circumstances and Travis fit the bill to a point of perfection! His Big Bad Wolf persona gave me all kinds of feelings and don’t even get me started on his relationship with his nephew!!
Travis and Maggie’s story played out through some of my favorite tropes: enemies to lovers, mistaken/secret identity, small-town, single-father romance and Carly Bloom did every one of those very well.
I’m already super pumped to read the next book in the series because this author and this series are definitely on my radar now!!