My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first book in a new series and wow, it covers a lot of ground and introduces a huge cast of characters who live in and around Laurel Falls, Montana. Rafferty Hamilton is sent by her father out West to scout a location for a new resort hotel he wants to build. But as she’s nearly at her destination, her sporty little car breaks down and gorgeous mechanic Trace Black comes to her rescue.
Rafferty doesn’t want to let on why she’s in Montana, but it gets harder and harder not to talk about her reasons as she ends up staying longer than anticipated while they wait for specially ordered parts for her foreign sports car to arrive.
And the longer she stays, the closer Raff gets to Trace and his family; little sister Cadie who’s in high school, and his equally good-looking brothers Reese, a rugged firefighter, and Harley, who was severely injured after following Trace into the military.
Cadie’s got boyfriend problems, Harley has physical wounds and is fighting with PTSD and Reese seems to be always happy, but Raff suspects there’s more going on under the surface.
Then there’s Anzu, a talented but awkward Japanese teenager who’d been adopted by Eden whose home Rafferty stays in and rents a room from while waiting for her car.
This was an interesting read that started out a little slow for me. But once I got farther along and got to know the characters a little better, the pace picked up and I found it rather charming. Waiting anxiously for the next book in the series!
I received this as an ARC from NetGalley.