ABOUT THE BOOK
Evelyn Mercer has always had a plan. She lives and breathes the plan. The plan and coffee.
Go to law school. Check.
Make Law Review. Check.
Get competitive internship. Check.
Land dream job. Double Check.
That dream job? Yeah, it’s a nightmare, and Evelyn is miserable with a capital M. When she reaches her misery threshold, Evelyn does the unthinkable and deviates from her plan.
Her unexpected new job takes her to Pinehaven Ranch in the middle of nowhere Montana where Evelyn is faced with her biggest obstacle yet. No coffee shops within a 30-mile radius and her new boss’ brother, former rodeo champion Jack Danvers. The three words that best describe Jack are stink, stank, stunning. He is perfection and he inexplicably seems to hate her on sight. But if there is one thing life has taught her, it’s that she still has a lot to learn and Montana is full of surprises.
Maybe it was the wine and sleep deprivation but I found myself wondering what it would be like to be the girl he was searching the crowd for while waving in that picture. What If he was so isolated on that ranch that he actually thought I was hilarious and sexy not slightly awkward and shaped like a lumpy potato? I forced myself to stop daydreaming and continued my super healthy internet stalking.
When Evelyn travels from Chicago to Montana with her boss, Ben, to get away from a scandal he created, she is thrown into a world where she feels right at home at Pinehaven Ranch. However, Ben’s brother Jack who runs the family ranch doesn’t seem to like her.
Evelyn prefers that everything is planned out, but when she meets Jack, he scowls at her and hardly speaks. It doesn’t make sense. He smiles and is friendly to everyone else but her. With the help of Gabe and Cole, Jack’s ranch hands, Evelyn has a plan to win Jack over.
The relationship between Evelyn and Jack is a slow build of dislike to love. Evelyn seems a bit introverted at times and deals with migraines which is portrayed very realistically. Evelyn is also very assertive and adaptive as seen by her willingness to help out at the ranch. Jack seems standoffish to Evelyn at first, but when he starts to gradually show his feelings to Evelyn they are small romantic gestures such as a kiss on the forehead or a touch on the small of her back. The supporting characters of Jack’s mother Mary, Gabe, Cole, Margot, and Letty are so welcoming and loving one feels like one wants to be a part of the family dynamic.
I loved this book so much I read it through the night. If you like a slow burn romance with wonderful supporting characters give this book a try. You won’t be disappointed. Recommend highly!
Thank you to Ms. Mayer for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily Mayer is a best-selling author and a book lover with a capital L. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen burning dinner with a book in her hand or tucked away in one of her favorite reading spots promising “just five more minutes.” In addition to books, Emily is addicted to coffee, dogs, and cat videos. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and dog, both of whom are very good boys.