Katie Marshall is known for her 'girl next door' reputation and for always playing it safe. So, when she books a bachelor party from Seattle at the Marshall Ranch, she isn't sure what to expect until trouble strolls in–Hunter Richardson, local bad boy turned successful software tycoon...and Katie's job gets a lot more interesting.
Hunter has always struggled to find his place in Marietta. Now, somewhat reluctantly, he's back in his hometown and not looking forward to a week on a cattle ranch... but that all changes when he sees Katie, the girl he could never forget from high school. A girl he shouldn't want anything to do with. Soon, he realizes he wants much more from her than just a guided tour of the Montana landscape.
Hunter’s plan had been to get through the week, before returning to Seattle and his million dollar gaming company. Instead, he finds himself falling for the hometown girl...
Oh, that cover won me over, I saw it on NetGalley, and I just had to stop my regular schedule and take a detour at Marietta, Montana. And I am glad I did - the Seattle hipster computer geek comes home to Marietta and finally has a chance with the cowgirl he had dreamed about since high school - and it was definitely a swoon worthy seduction.
I liked that the author didn't take the easy way out with all the road blogs on the way. There were some tough bumps that the hero and heroine had to deal with before they could find a peace in their hearts.
Hunter Richardson never felt like he fit in Marietta as he was growing up. He was different and some made him feel it as well by bullying him. He had made his life into a huge success, found his place in the world, was comfortable in it, yet there was something missing. I adored how he had been pining after Katie Marshall since the drama class in high school. And I could understand it, Katie was a kind, sweet, considerate, loyal girl. She seemed to charmed everyone around her, and she was easy to like.
There's drama in the story, with the small town gossip, the bachelor from hell, and the high school bully to be faced again. But Katie and Hunter also live very different kinds of lives, and to have a future together, one of them would have to make a sacrifice that could be asking too much in a long run.
This story has romance, it has passion, it has friends and family drama. It made me smile and swoon with the Montana kind of romantic moments, yet the trouble Katie and Hunter face was real and it felt true. I really enjoyed the story, it was entertaining and enticing, charming and sweet.
~ Four Spoons!
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