One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.
Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.
Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.
I am still trying to figure out how I am just now reading this book! This was an incredible debut by Devney Perry and I am going to absolutely devour the rest of the books in this series! Single parent romances are my kryptonite and this one was no exception!
Georgia has just moved to Prescott, Montana, to start a new life for her and her daughter, Rowen. They are both still grieving the loss of Ben in their life, but Georgia is hoping that by following Ben’s wishes that she might begin to heal. What she doesn’t expect is for the caretaker of the house Ben gave to her to be an asshole who gives new meaning to the phrase, “if looks could kill…” Not to mention that he is also the town Sheriff that everyone seems to think is the nicest guy in the whole county. As Georgia settles in, Jess, aka asshole, begins to see that there is more to Georgia than he initially thought and he might have completely misjudged this woman. Jess then does everything he can to right the wrong he did and shows Georgia the knight and shining armor this town knows him to be. However, Georgia’s past and Jess’s initial treatment of her cause Georgia to keep her walls firmly in place in order to protect herself and Roe. Jess definitely has his work cut out for him now.
Georgia has a spine of steel and a stubborn personality. I loved Georgia’s spunk and the protectiveness she shows toward those she is loyal to and those who she loves fiercely. Georgia has always gone through life on her own and is always the one to take care of everyone else. Now she has a man who wants to take care of her and she has no idea how to let go. I love how Georgia stands up for herself and her daughter…even if it’s against the man who is trying to win over her heart.
Jess is one swoony, sweet man. He is the guy to kiss your cheek and hold your hand in public, but be a hot as hell dominant in the bedroom. All he wants is to take care of those he loves and that includes a town full of people who count on him when crime rates start rising. He takes on so much responsibility and reluctantly starts letting himself lean on a woman for the first time in his life. He comes home to laughter and a little girl who has already wrapped him around her finger. Jess is every girl’s dream man and I adored him.
The writing in this was so well done and I loved the pace of the book. There were mini time jumps (I think the longest was a couple of weeks) that really allowed me to see the growth of Georgia and Jess’s relationship. I also really enjoyed the suspense element in this book that ran the entire length of the book. It added to the book in order to create more of a story for the town as well. It kept me glued to my seat and staying up until five in the morning to find out what was going to happen.
I am so excited to see what else is in store for this series!
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars!