Barrel rider Reba Duvall has been crushing on Nick Blue since the moment they met, but she kicked him to the friend zone to keep her heart from being bruised and battered by the charmer... until they turn to each other for comfort when their best friend dies. Reba knows it’s for one night only, but still, it hurts to wake up alone. But it turns out a memory is not all Nick left her with...
Nick Blue never guessed his father was one of the richest men in Texas. Or that he’d have to live in Whiskey River with two unknown brothers for a year to inherit his share of the family property. But hey, stranger things have happened, such as bumping into his friend and one time lover in that same town... the one he hasn't been able to stop thinking about all this time. But running into Nick is not an accident. Reba has a plan. She wants baby Martina to know her father.
Reba may not know what she wants from Nick, but it sure isn’t a half-assed marriage proposal and sharing a luxurious bedroom at Kelly Ranch. She plans to keep things platonic. Can Nick convince her she needs more than one night with the playboy?
Whiskey River series
Book 1: Where There's a Will by Katherine Garbera and Eve Gaddy
Book 2: One Night with the Cowboy by Eve Gaddy
Book 3: One Night with the Tycoon by Katherine Garbera
Book 4: One Night with the Bad Boy by Eve Gaddy
Book 5: One Night with the Playboy by Katherine Garbera
I have enjoyed the Whiskey River Series, and the brothers getting to know each other and finding their forever partners in life. I think Nick's story is my favorite, I have been looking forward to meet the woman, who could get this flirting cowboy fall on his knees.
Reba truly is his match, in every possible way. They have been friends for a long time, and the tragic death of their best friend threw them together, while comforting each other. That night had consequences, neither of them expected.
I liked both Reba and Nick, they have such a genuine connection with each other. They know each other better than most, and are not afraid to call each other on the lies and pretend. The relationship is based on more than just lust, there's a solid friendship and respect with the attraction and chemistry.
They are both broken, not only from the death of Marty, but the issues of their own family, growing up, relationships, and parenthood.
While acting on their attraction to each other, they are working on these issues, trying to figure out what the future holds, and be brave enough to admit and face their feelings towards each other. Nothing comes easy, but with raw honesty, and long conversations, and a little help from his brothers, they will figure it all out.
The brothers always have each others back, I love how they always show up when one of them needs them, and always provide advice, wisecracks, and few laughs.
The Kelly and Blue brother have gone through a huge change in their lives through the series, have found the new family unit within each other, and love to their lives. I have enjoyed these short stories, the humor, the brotherhood, and the steamy romances, the solid entertainment the series is
~ 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