The terror of his year 4 schooldays was in town, and his knee-jerk reaction had not made a good impression. Drawn to this spirited rubenesque beauty, can Grant convince her to give him another chance?
After a less than warm welcome, Tam is suspicious of the handsome vet’s motives. Already burned twice, she isn’t ready for another round.
Then there’s Gully’s Fall’s own mystery... the Stealth Thief…
She was the cause of his childhood nightmares, he was the star of her childhood dreams...
Tam had her heart broken, twice, recently, and wasn't about to let it happen for the third time. When Grant, her childhood crush, seems less than happy to see her again, she just wants to stay away from him.
Grant realized as soon as his knee jerk reaction happened, that he was being rude. But Tam wasn't about to hear his explanations or apologies, no matter how sincere.
There several elements in the story, that are so easy to relate to, that has happened to most of us in one form or another. I truly enjoyed the tale, it made me sigh, and laugh, and smile and tear up. Emotional connection to the characters was as easy as to like them.
Tam and Grant together were smoking hot, the chemistry between them was amazing, and Grant finding his alpha side, was at times hilarious.
The friends, like always at Gully's Fall, are loyal, the banter brilliant, entertaining, and source of many laughs. I surely am going to miss them, this being the last book in the series.
Between the smoking hot romance, the life of the circle of friends, the amusing events and people of the small town, and barrel of pets, the story has a message, that is hard to ignore. It encourages everyone to live fully, not to settle down for less, not letting people take advantage of you, and what it really is like, when a person truly loves another, accepts another, just the way they are. The story has a monologue, that Grant delivers at the town fair, that made me want to stand up, and salute him. So often people are only looking at the outside appearance, and judging others by their looks, not bothering to see the true person, or accept the fact that no one is perfect. I have always loved Angela Verdenius' BBW books, the stories are well written, fun, entertaining, and touching, carrying a message of accepting people as they are, this story given me a great reminder of the fact, that not all romance is written about those 'perfect people', but real, positive stories are written about characters little closer to home to many of us, that are solid, sincere, and relatable, and as raw and real as life to many of us is. Please, Ms Verdenius, keep them stories coming!
~ Five 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