Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publishing Date: Sept 16, 2012
Format: Kindle ebook
Luke Carney has no idea what possessed him to move back to Shelter Springs, Colorado, to set up his veterinarian practice. His parents have long since left, the small farming community is on the brink of extinction, and only one close friend from his childhood remains--Taycee Emerson, his best friend's little sister, who isn't so little anymore.
Then there's the matter of Shelter's Bachelorette, an online reality dating show created to raise some much needed funds for the town.
Unwittingly cast as the bachelorette, Taycee wants out, especially when she discovers that Luke, her childhood crush, is back in town and will be one of the bachelors. To make matters worse, it's up to the viewers - not her - to decide which bachelors stay or go. And they all seem to like Luke.
Unwilling to let him break her heart again, Taycee launches a subtle attack on Luke's good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. But she'd forgotten that Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.
This was the perfect book to pick up yesterday! Its romantic, funny, and sweet. Taycee loves her life as it is, though she could probably deal with a few less relationships-gone-wrong. Her character is sweet and you just can't help but like her right away. Same with Luke. Yes, he left for years with no communication, but the moment he walks back into Taycee's life, you just want them to be together! He's charming and funny, and a really good guy!
I thought this story was very cute and entertaining. Sometimes I'm not sure what to expect with books that are free for Amazon's Kindle, but this one didn't disappoint! I enjoyed it so much that I finished it in one day! I also really want to read Ms. Anderson's other books as well after this one! Definitely a wonderful romantic comedy (:
I loved it so much, that I wanted to share a few teasers of the book to convince others to read it!
"The silence that followed made him feel exposed, as if he'd put his heart on a platter for her to take or wave away. A few more seconds came and went without a word. Not good. Was she trying to think of a nice way of letting him down, or was she scared too - like Luke? Hopefully the latter. He should reach for her hand, touch her, something. Only a few inches and his hand would brush against hers. Still, Luke hesitated."
"Luke stared at the starlit sky, feeling that his world had suddenly aligned. As though all the dots had been connected, creating an awesome picture, way better than Hercules or Draco or any of the other constellations out there. He felt something good. Something real. Something he'd never expected to find with his old friend from Shelter Springs, Colorado."