Making an offer on love
Troublemaker-turned-architect Gabe Matthews has an agenda—and a serious relationship is nowhere on it. To repay his mentor, he trades the big city for the rugged country so he can persuade the sexy cowgirl next door, Danica Brody, to sell the Lightning Creek Ranch.
Soon Gabe is pulling out all the stops to get close to Dani. But earning her trust complicates everything. He knows the last thing she needs is another run-in with deception, and the attraction he doesn't see coming changes his every plan.
Trust is such a fragile thing, one should never put it in jeopardy. And that is what Gabe does, as he is trying to help a mentor, the only father figure he really had, and ends up hurting the woman he falls in love with.
I admit, I had a hard time connecting with the characters, I just didn't get the feel for them. Also, I didn't feel the spark or connection between them, not between Gabe and Dani, or between Dani and her sisters.
The betrayal wasn't easy to accept either, it seemed so calculated and manipulative, it was hard to see as anything else, or excusable.
There were several things I liked about the story, like the small town living, ranch life with the horses, and the characters, even though they didn't have a chemistry between them, in my opinion, they were well developed and had depth, their history and past was through, you really understand where they are coming from with their actions.
I also like how the conflict was not solved lightly, but they really had to take their time and make an effort to get there
~ Three 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