Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.
Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked off that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.
Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.
I haven’t read the first 2 books in this series, but it was super easy to get the gist of the past relationship between Cassidy and Jarrod.
I liked Cassidy and rooted for her success as she claims her inheritance of her Aunt’s strawberry farm. She is a feisty character and is determined to make this work. I liked her inner strength, work ethic and her kindness to animals.
Jarrod was so sweet and caring. I liked that about him. I also liked his tenacity of going after what he wants. He wants Cassidy and Cassidy just wants her B&B and some time to be on her own. I thoroughly the enjoyed the renewed relationship between the two of them.
This was a book that had me laughing at times. The author created some characters that you imagine you could spend time with and really enjoy their company. The veterinarian and his potbellied pig were pretty memorable. The ladies from the beauty salon were quite delightful.
Overall, this was a very good book with wonderful characters.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.