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Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.
But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.
The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer.
Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.
His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.
What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other.
Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.
Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
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Fun, sweet, emotional with a strong hint of angst!
This small town romance was as much frustrating the hell out of me as captivating me. Playful enemies with tons of friction who didn’t really hate the other but just so stubborn.
No one was willing to give up, especially when the future of their farm was at stake.
The city girl with pink boots, lactose intolerant has inherited half of her grandfather’s farm and had to deal with the broody but too sexy farmhand. There were sparks but not the one you would think about.
I appreciated the main characters’ background, all the layers, slowly putting these two together, learning about the other. I guess I’ve been more moved by Jake’s background and how he found in Olivia’s grandfather a family to treasure and protect. Olivia was like a bulldozer with all her good intentions, adding some modernity on this farm which haven’t changed since she left.
Except for the farmhand who tended to work without a shirt on. Their story provided plenty of emotion but also a lot of laughter and sweetness.
And the hero… freaking swoon!
I had to say that the first part was a little long to me, like this regular pattern when the heroine could do something and you knew that the hero would of course not approve her choices. Like this battle when the other would like the last word and ending arguing. And repeat.
The descriptions of the farm were detailed and interesting, showing he hard work and labor, the difficulties but also the joy it brought to their lives.
I was waiting for the moment when some things would finally move forward. The second part was definitely stronger, moving to the romance part and also because these two were slowly letting the other in. Baby steps!
The main characters have such beautiful chemistry and I enjoyed reading their story.