Date published: January 2012
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher
After her marriage collapses, Emily Murphy comes back to her hometown to sell the house she has inherited. But things don’t go too well. Her car breaks down, she finds the house has been pretty much destroyed by the former tenants and she’s had a bit of a fling with handsome cowboy, Nate Thalberg. All she wanted to do was to fix up the house, sell it and go back to San Francisco to attend college. Emily needs some help with the fixing of the house and in steps Nate. Nate is not usually the kind of man who is thinking of settling down. He usually took off when relationships got too sticky. But he feels very attracted to Emily and it is disturbing to him when the attraction doesn’t get any less.
This is Emily Cane’s debut novel and I quite enjoyed it. The setting is very nice and the reader will find themselves falling in love with the town and its people. I was thinking it would be a nice place to visit. The characters are well written and I enjoyed watching the romance blossom between Emily and Nate. Both have been burned and both are cautious, but the attraction between them is very strong. I found the story rather predictable, but nevertheless enjoyable. I’m not much of a fan of contemporary romances and the ‘coming home’ plot has been done again and again. Still, the main characters and the secondary characters do bring this story to life and it’s an emotion packed read. I think contemporary fans will enjoy this one and I am curious enough to know what will happen in future books.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.