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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on August 16, 2016
This story had a lot of promise with an interesting premise of a bachelorette party of a ranch full of studs. Unfortunately, it has some missteps that had me scratching my head and hoping the next books in the series turn out better.
Hanna Stevens is on the cusp of getting married, but it isn’t all roses in this deal. How do you marry someone you don’t love, let alone like? Well, when her daddy gets into financial problems, Zack, CEO of the local bank, promises Hanna he will take care of it if she marries him. The two have had a tumultuous relationship, having dated in high school. When her sister and friends throw her a bachelorette party at the local ranch turned stripper ranch, Hanna doesn’t want to go, but does to please her friends.
Losing at cards isn’t something Logan Landry is proud of, but when his debt is called up, he finds himself working at his friends ranch. Only it’s not the typical hard work expected, but the pleasing the ladies kind. He’s not really up to it until he sees Hanna, the one girl in high school who he crushed on, but never got to date.
Deciding she has had enough of being the good daughter and sister, Hanna decides to have a fling with no less than Logan, who she doesn’t recognize. She thinks she’s getting a passionate weekend, but he is out to win the lady for good. This leads literally to a little slap and tickle.
While I liked Logan, at times he came across to sweet and weak. I don’t know why right off other than what’s revealed in his past. He has loved Hanna since high school and goes out of his way to help her dreams come true. He’s trustworthy, knows his away around a ranch while also helping run a family business so far removed from ranching. A well rounded guy, which makes him really almost too perfect.
Hanna needed to figure out how to communicate. She never talks to her father about his debt, nor does she confide in her sister. The burden is squarely on her shoulders when it shouldn’t have been. I also think it was very illegal for Zach to reveal what he did to her. I wanted her to stand up and be strong and it seemed to come out at the wrong times. Also, she seems blind to all of Zach’s faults in the beginning and that pissed me off.
This is the first story in the series, but at times felt like it was a second or third book. There were some side stories you didn’t get a full picture. Dangling threads kept me guessing and I really didn’t enjoy those parts. There is potential for a ton of new stories as Logan has brothers who all flirted with Hanna. Hanna also has a sister…and even the ranch had a few eligible bachelors.
At times so sweet it made me pucker and other times so sexy I needed a drink, I felt like I was swinging between emotions and getting dizzy in the mix. I found the book to be ok, but nothing great, which disappointed me since it had so much potential.