Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good—and win the rodeo girl of his dreams?
Kate Garrett keeps life simple—working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers.
Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high-risk…
Jack can't pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers' little sister suddenly stopped seeming so…little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love's a game he's never wanted to play. But he'll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again…
Through the series, readers have been watching Jack and Kate banter and argue. I for one, have been waiting to read their story, because I knew there would be some fireworks going off.
And yes, there was passion, fire, and steam. They have a rare connection, that is sweet, tender, fiery, and combustible at the same time. But the road to the passion, accepting the attraction they feel for each other wasn't easy. First, there were Kate's brothers, Jack's best friends, whom he didn't want to betray. But also, Kate was so ornery towards Jack, it was nearly unpleasant. Her attitude needed some serious adjustment.
The flirting games and coaching they agreed on, soon spreads out of control like a wild fire. And they find themselves sharing things with each other, they never expected to talk about aloud.
The connection Jack and Kate have, helped them, for the first time, open up about things about their parents, the failures and mistakes of their parents, that had such an impact on their lives. Together they talked and shared about the pain, fears, and dreams, and connected on a new level. They truly saw each other, as they were, and those conversations helped them to grow as a person, set new goals in their lives, and a want to be a better version of themselves.
The story broke my heart a bit, there was so much pain and agony in Jack and Kate's hearts and minds. That pain, and self doubts, cost them to hurt each other, and I would have liked to see a little bit more of the good things after the dust settled, after all the misery before.
I have loved reading the stories about the Garrett siblings, how they fell in love, and found their place in the world, all of them are such heartfelt stories
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me