After years of being the black sheep, an unexpected inheritance has finally drawn Caleb Terrell home. But that doesn't mean the cowboy-turned-CEO plans to settle down on his family's Colorado ranch. His single-minded goal is to sell and get out…until he's reunited with the sexy girl next door, Mandy Jacobs.
Her mere presence reminds him of happier times. Denying Mandy seems impossible, but seducing her can lead only to heartbreak. There's no room in Caleb's agenda for such a delectable distraction. Because once he gives in to temptation, he may not be able to walk away.
(Terra's Thoughts) This is an adorable little romance with a country twist and a bit of one of those awe stories. I enjoyed it as it was quick, to the point and an easy read.
Caleb is ohhhhhhh so handsome in a suit and it's been some time since he was in jeans and a flannel shirt with cowboy boots and a Stetson on but oh just the thought is enough to heat the blood and sizzle other parts off limits. He left his home and ranch at the age of seventeen penniless to escape a life that would break even the strongest of bullies. Now he's back since his dad has parted from a miserable life. Caleb is the new owner of the ranch that his brother coverts so much but will they be able to patch up a rocky sibling relationship in time or will the ranch be a piece of history past?
Mandy is a cute little filly and more of the cute girl next door type. She cringes when she sees Caleb's assistant and feels inadequate in all feminine ways. After a few monkey wrenches thrown into the story will Mandy come out a winner to the man she has looked up to since she was in her early teens.
These little Harlequin books are a great in between quick read and perfect so as to break up the genre' or subgenre' you've been reading. This has some action, lots of loving, jealously and rivalry that will surely make you sit up and pay attention. Who says surprises don't come in small packages.
Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 3, 2012)