Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Harlequin
Released on February 1, 2012
Gabe Kasper is the youngest of four brothers and the most laid back as well. All the women in Buckhorn over 18 and under 100 all sigh when faced with his handsomeness. On a lazy day at the lake, Gabe’s enjoying his quiet time when a lady wants to interview him for being a hero. What? So he jumped in a boat and saved a family, that doesn’t make him a hero in his book. He was just doing what anyone else would, right?
Elizabeth Parks is interviewing people who are heroes for her thesis. Gabe’s the first one to refuse, but she isn’t willing to give up on him yet. Hounding him at every turn, he starts to have an effect on her. An accident in her past won’t let her give up on finding what makes a hero a hero, even if she has to change the manner of her dress and give up a few kisses.
While Gabe may seem to not work, he is kind of the jack of all trades in town doing repairs and general handy man work. As the kisses get stronger and the ladies of the family pull Elizabeth in, he can no longer deny that his heart has been stolen.
The story is filled with what I love about this family: Family. From the doctor to the sheriff to the vet, they all stick by each other and put them in love’s way. Through it all, it shows that the men of this family find the one and don’t let go. With a past that haunts her, Elizabeth has to decided if Gabe is worth putting it completely in the past. It’s a fun, sexy story that make me want to move to Buckhorn
Jordan Sommerville has a way with animals. As the local vet, he sees a lot of them. But he is also the son of an alcoholic, so he never touches the stuff, going as far to help make his county a dry county. So when a bar opens up across the border, a group of older men and Jordan head on over there to try to talk some sense into the owner. The talk doesn’t really happen as planned and they all end up getting arrested, but not before Jordan sees the woman who entertains the bar with her pole dancing.
Georgia Barnes is trying to make it day to day as she raises her two children and elderly mother. Pole dancing isn’t her dream, but its good tips and a way to fix up the house they have bought in Buckhorn country. A place for her kids to play, a sense of accomplishment on fixing up a house and learning to settle down after her ex has left her. She never dreamed a man with stunning eyes would watch her and then try to fight for her honor.
So they call in Buckhorn’s Sheriff, Jordan’s brother Morgan to take care of them. Driving them home, they come across an emergency at the house and so begins where Jordan decides Georgia is the woman for him and he’s not letting go of this family he has always wanted. So when Georgia is overwhelmed with everything, Jordan takes over in a very alpha with a big family manner tearing down all of Georgia’s walls.
While Jordan doesn’t approve of Georgia’s job, he does approve of her. So when push comes to shove, he has to express to Georgia his fears of who he could become if he ever gets off the straight path like his father did. Both of them come from some pasts they created problems on their own or pasts where they were an active participant. Each has their own fears.
I love this series of hot alpha men who find the right woman for them in a back woods town in Kentucky called Buckhorn. Jordan is the last of the brothers to fall and when this family falls they fall hard. Sweetly endearing with a side of sexy and a family who sticks by you through thick and then.