Love’s worth more than being right
When single mother Leda Plett - who’s doing just fine on her own, thank you very much – goes next door to retrieve her wandering pooch, she doesn’t expect to find the neighbor’s handsome brother lounging about like he owns the place. She certainly doesn’t expect him to go after the deadbeat who abandoned her. She’s not looking for a know-it-all white knight with long, lean muscles and a sexy smile. He’s hot, but she’s already been burned.
Rodeo-star turned agent Eric Anders is used to managing people, especially irresponsible males, and he can’t stand it that some jerk has left Leda high and dry. Clearly, the boots-and-sundress wearing mouthy mama needs someone on her side. He could change her life, if only she would let him! And it has nothing to do with the fact that her sparkly exterior hides a spirit that is as sweet as it is strong – and irresistible.
In fact, Leda is more mature than her years. She feels the weight of her mistakes, and wants only to make sure her daughter doesn’t suffer for them. Eric’s hot gaze makes her weak in the knees but Leda’s track record with men is as bad as it is short. Can she trust the cowboy next door?
When Eric’s well-intentioned actions inadvertently reveal a shameful secret from Leda’s past, he realizes she never needed him at all. As he watches her rise above the humiliation, he knows he must find a way to make it up to her, or risk losing the one girl he now can’t live without
Opposites attracts in a familiar setting in Marietta, Montana.
If you read the Christmas stories from Marietta Montana, you might remember the heartrendingly beautiful new start Melinda and Austin had in his old family farm, and how they 'adopted' Leda, a very pregnant single girl with no place to go.
Now, Leda has made her place in the little community, her baby girl is teething, and a handsome, rich, older brother of Chad, Eric, has moved to the neighborhood.
The attraction is immediate, and rather sweet. They are complete opposite of each other, and they both are fighting the connection, attraction, in their own way. While Leda is prickly, Eric is a bit pompous, they both are 'in control' type of people, and the sparks are flying, in more than one way.
It is a quick read, with lovely Montana summer on the background, loving friends surrounding the couple, lessons of compromise, trust, and 'home is where your heart is' way. It has a sweet tone, with a happy ending that will make you smile.
~ Three spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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