HE CAN SAY NO TO EVERYONE BUT HER...
Nate Marshall used to be a yes-man... until being so agreeable cost him dearly. But Eden Quinn has a way of getting him to reconsider his "just say no" policy. Which is how a bunch of troubled teens end up at his ranch for the weekend. Nate can't help but be attracted to the woman who keeps them in line.
This cowboy knows Eden's no damsel in distress, yet hers isn't a one-woman job. If she must do everything on her own, how can he help her... let alone get her to fall for him?
This story truly does warm your heart. The stories of the boys, their healing, learning, and living was interesting. How some people were willing to put everything out there to help them, to get an even footing in the life was commendable, admirable.
I love Nate, he is such a solid, good man. Always kind, considerate, helpful, and sweet. There's absolutely nothing not to like about him. How he went all out for Eden and the boys was wonderful, I wish there were more people like him in the world.
Eden, with all her own baggage, was wonderful with the boys. The sacrifices she made to provide them with tender loving care was amazing. I admire her dedication, devotion, and commitment. But she's not perfect by any measure, she is stubborn and needs to be in control in every situation. And I mean in every situation, even when putting new sheets on the beds. The way she behaved around Nate was unexplainable, compared to the rest of the time. I didn't really even get the conflict that built up between them, what was she thinking?! Her attitude got old fast, and it lasted for way too long. After all Eden put Nate through, the ending seemed rushed. I wasn't convinced she had dealt with her baggage, as she should have.
I also wanted to know more about Thomas' future and fate, I felt like the issue was left hanging.
Overall, I enjoyed the story, there was so much love and care for the boys, the days and tasks at the farm, the huge family that seemed to fold them into their embrace. The romance building between Nate and Eden was left on the back burner through most of the story, but it didn't take away anything from the enjoyment of the tale.
~ Four Spoons