A year after being laid off from the Smithsonian, Lindsey Simms says yes to a job offer as curator of a heritage museum in Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519). It could be worse—and it is. Because the new museum has escalated a dispute between the Karlssons, Lindsey’s relatives, and the Crenshaws, a blood feud which goes way back to a land deal that changed the fortunes of both families. Trying to stay objective, Lindsey can’t tell anyone about her conflict of interest—especially not the ruggedly handsome handyman fixing up her cabin, who seems to be keeping secrets of his own.
Although he’s the executive director of the family trust and one of Colorado’s most eligible bachelors, Carden Crenshaw prefers getting his hands dirty in town and on his sprawling ranch. Staying busy has given him an excuse not to risk heartbreak, but getting to know the beautiful “museum lady” makes him reconsider. Little does he know, the heat between them will only add fuel to the fire—unless this unlikely couple can prove they’re lovers, not fighters.
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Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers and lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.
Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves hiking in the Rockies, Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without craving pizza.
Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA.
As always my first order of business is to thank Random House Loveswept and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
I will admit the first thing that attracted me to this book was that it was based out of Colorado, and being a CO resident myself I always like to read on how others write the beautiful state I live in. Even though Thistle Bend is not an actual city in Colorado, it does describe some of the mountain towns pretty perfectly. Now I will admit when I first started to read this book I thought it would be another Hatfield/McCoy’s kind of rivalry. But I have to admit that it was so much more than that. I love the sisters they are so much fun. My heart at times goes out to Lindsey and the position she is in. Carden has such a great heart, he doesn’t let the fact that he has money go to his head and that is awesome. He doesn’t have an inflated ego and treats everyone exactly the same. He works hard to show Lindsey he isn’t about his money or his families influences. He also has a hard time fulfilling his grandmothers request.
The review for book 2 will be coming up shortly, but I had to make sure I gave this book 5 historic kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri