Real estate lawyer Holly Birdsong’s hike in the Rockies takes an unexpected turn when a smokin’-hot stranger tumbles off his bike and into her path. Turns out he’s purchasing the abandoned Lodge at Wild Rose Ridge, and Holly agrees to take him on as a client—despite her family’s traumatic history with the previous owner, who shamelessly abused the town’s goodwill at every turn. But when their professional relationship turns personal, Holly must reconcile the past with her hopes for the future.
Adding the rustic lodge to his portfolio of adventure properties isn’t just a business decision for Bryce Bennett. The rugged mountains also offer a killer setting for his extreme-sports camps for at-risk teens. What’s not in the blueprints is finding a kindred spirit in his irresistible lawyer, even if she seems apprehensive about getting involved in the deal. Bryce’s plan to ease her mind just might work, as long as no one discovers his secret. Yet he can’t stand hiding the truth from the woman who makes him want to build something permanent: a happily ever after.
I loved the first Thistle Bend book, Should've Said No. I enjoyed this one just as much. Holly is a real estate lawyer in Thistle Bend. Bryce is in town because he is planning to buy and restore the lodge. They meet while hiking and sparks fly but she has a rule not to get involved with tourists because she loves it there and won't leave. I love Holly and Bryce, as well as the quirky characters in town. There is a mystery here that Bryce and Holly need to solve. The romance is great and the story really moves along. I loved it from beginning to end.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!
My Source: Netgalley
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