Former Army Ranger Stone Mitchum doesn’t have time for sex. Since starting a company with his brother and two buddies, he’s had more important things on his mind. Like transitioning veterans back into society. But when his curvy new tenant falls into his arms—literally—his libido snaps to attention.
Jovy Larson has four weeks to prove she’s worthy of taking over the family business. Her challenge? Sell gluten-free, vegan food—in the middle of cattle country, Texas. It’s a tough task, but not half as tough as fighting her attraction to her sexy, surly landlord.
Before she knows it, Jovy’s tangling sheets with the hot cowboy, stalked by a jealous cow, and strategizing ways to help Stone’s ranch. But by the time her lease runs out and the test is over, she’s faced with a new challenge…competing against Stone’s sense of duty to win his heart.
This story is a great mix of laughter and loving, and tragedy and hardship. It made me smile and sigh, and it made me want to take action to make the world a better place for so many veterans still suffering in different age groups, in different countries, and barely surviving.
Stone Mitchum is a saint. His heart is as big as Texas, and his aim to save and rescue and take care of as many veterans, or people he cares about, as possible. He is such a perfection with his imperfections that it was easy to fall in love with him, cheer for him, and wish him only the best.
Jovy Larson was a perfect match to Stone since her generosity, kindness, positivity, and pure joy of life without being ditzy was the half that made him whole. They are hot as you can't believe it, yet there's such an awe and joy and tenderness in their earth-shattering lovemaking, constant, detailed, lovemaking that it made me sigh. Yes, there are several detailed sex scenes through the story, Jovy and Stone are very affectionate and burning for each other.
The veteran part of the story was uplifting and encouraging because it gave hope. The author managed to mix great, real information about veterans care and suicide numbers into the story without making it sound like the stats were being listed. I admire the brotherhood and the desire to work together to make it better for as many as possible.
Jovy and Stone were both battling an uphill journey with starting the businesses. They helped each other where they could and worked seamlessly together. Some of the business side of the story made me smile. After years of working in the food industry, I would love to meet the cafe owner that makes 'several thousand dollars' profit during the first month in business, not to mention in just a few days with an odd concept in small town Texas. But I can only wish it would be so in reality as well.
Overall the story left me smiling and with a hopeful mind. The characters are engaging and charming, people you want to know more about, and support and cheer for. With the serious undertone, it was a feel-good, lively, and sexy novel that made an impact yet was delightfully entertaining.
~ 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