When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life…
It’s business—not pleasure—that brings Manhattan PR agent Mia Thrush reluctantly to the farm. Tightly wound and quick tempered, Mia clashes immediately with the brooding Ethan. Everything about him is irritating—from his lean muscles and piercing blue eyes to his scent of sweat and musk.
But as the summer unfolds and temperatures rise, Ethan and Mia discover how much they have in common: their guarded histories, an uncontrollable desire, and a passion for the future that could heal two broken hearts. But will their pasts threaten their fragile chance at a brand-new future?
I enjoyed this title. Ethan and Mia are, well, not exactly destined to be together...from their first meeting it is obvious how different they are, and that there is just not going to be anything that draws them together.
Until there is, until they realize that their is a life that they can build together, and that this life is one that both are willing to bend, to give, in order to pursue it. And, this was what really drew me to this one. It was about 2 people who fall in love, who shouldn't really when you look at it from the outside, and it was about how life works in ways that make you not only surprised by where you end up, but makes you reassess where you started in the first place.
Sometimes, life is what happens when you are dealing with other things. In this case, a small town babysitting job that Mia doesn't want to take on, for one of her biggest clients, and his daughter, who managed to get herself into a little legal trouble. Does Mia want to be in a small town? Nope. Not even a little, something that she makes more than clear to Ethan...and, well, he'd be just fine if she was no longer in his town.
It's a match not even a little made in heaven...until it becomes exactly what they both want. And, this book is about that journey. It's obvious that one of them is going to have to sacrifice something for them to stay together, and by the time it gets to that point in the book, you are invested in the characters and you believe in their attraction, and it makes the book work well.
I enjoyed this title, and I recommend it.