It was their parents’ ranch, through the good days and the bad. But if they want to hang on to their land, their pride, and their family, the three Sorentino sisters will have to reinvent it from the ground up—and one of them just may reinvent herself in the process…
Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-cattle boyfriend sold her out on national television, ending her promising career as a chef. Now she and her squabbling sisters have partnered up in a final attempt to save their land by starting an inn and local restaurant. So it figures that with everything on the line, Amy’s key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she’s sworn to avoid. But Kellan Reed has a few secrets of his own—and cowboy or not, Amy can’t resist this kind of wild ride…
“One hot romance from start to finish.”
--Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Mistletoe Cowboy
“Simply delightful.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde
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A story of Love, and coming Home
(Tuesday, June 26, 2012)
Amy Sorentino has moved back to her childhood farm to live with her sisters and try to save the farm from foreclosure. The death of her father revealed that there was no money left to support the land. Her father drank too much and worked too little in his last years to keep the farm afloat, and now foreclosure was looming.
The sisters are planning to open the family home and farm as a bed and breakfast with a farm theme to give city dwellers a taste of what life on a real farm is. Working together is a challenge for the sisters because of their different personalities, and sibling rivalry. Amy is a master chef and will run the restaurant, the ‘Local Dish’ attached to the bed and breakfast.
Amy has always had ‘a thing’ for cowboys. This seems to be her way of recreating the love she wanted from her father, but did not get. The cowboys have always disappointed her by not having the honor, hardworking ethic and integrity that she expected cowboys to have.
Kellen Reed has the ranch spread next door to the Sorentino farm. He had his own childhood miseries growing up; his parents were drug addicts and Kellen and his brother ended up in a foster home when his parents went to prison on drug related charges. This left Kellen bitter and angry as a young man, and he deserted his little brother as soon as he aged out of the foster care system, in search of the Uncle that wouldn’t take them in when he and his brother needed family to help them.
Mutual attraction brings Kellen and Amy together for heated sexual encounters, and they learn from each other the difference between lust and love, and forgiveness within family relationships
This is a very touching love story, with two people, both from very dysfunctional family backgrounds learning to love and let go of the past. The heated sexual encounters between Kellen and Amy keep the pages of the book steamed up, and also gave me a sense of who these characters really were. Kellen, with the reputation of the playboy, and Amy, somewhat neurotic in her rules for life. I loved the ending, the way that Kellen and Amy came together and to an emotional understanding of love. I love LOVE!