In just a few months Abby Everhart has gone from being a top LA media influencer to an unemployed divorcée living out of her car. So inheriting her great-aunt’s homestead comes at the perfect time. Abby heads to Highland Falls, North Carolina, to spruce up Honeysuckle Farm before putting it on the market for some much-needed cash. But instead of finding a charming getaway, she discovers a serious fixer-upper, complete with a leaky roof, overgrown yard, and a reclusive — albeit sexy — man living on the property.
Ex-Delta Force soldier Hunter MacKenzie has faced war and loss, but nothing has quite prepared him for an outgoing redhead who’s determined to turn his life upside down. Hunter doesn’t want to get involved with anyone, especially a city girl who plans to sell the only place he’s ever felt at home. But the sparks between them are undeniable. Spending time with Abby is easy. Convincing her to stay for good is another matter entirely.
Source: NetGalley and Forever Rating: 4/5 stars
The Bottom Line: I read this books weeks ago and somehow managed to forget to write a review ☹ With that said, when I sat down to write this, all happy feelings and thoughts about this book came flooding back to me. This is a wonderful mix of a light and heavy read. Abby is simply ridiculous in the best way possible and Hunter is grumpy and growly in the best way possible. When the two butt heads early on, you can see instantly see their attraction to one another. Through a series of well-intentioned mishaps, Abby and Hunter draw closer to one another and learn to understand and accept one another for who they are. Some of the best moments in the book involve Hunter trying to figure out how to fix yet another mess Abby has created. Her big heart and his grumpy nature make for some very funny, very serious, and very heartwarming encounters. In all, I found this book to be a happy little read.