Thirty-one year old Claire Hatley is running from Seattle having just discovered that her live-in boyfriend has traded her in for a twenty-two year old hostess. Devastated and alone Claire must make a fresh start. She answers an ad for a chef at a guest ranch just outside Colorado Springs and finds herself face to face with Cole Mitchell, quite possibly the sexiest man to ever ride a horse. Common sense tells them to stay away from each other, but their attraction is not to be denied. He gives her a glimpse of what love should be, but just as she starts to trust him, the past comes back to tear them apart.
Join Claire and Cole as they embark on the stormy love affair of a lifetime.
This is the first book in a series but I think its done in a way that each book can be read independently which I really like. I had a bit of an inkling on what the story could be about although compared to my imagination the book was wayyy better.
The book opens up with Claire a chef who is running form a relationship that ended badly, as in heartbreakingly bad that she has decided she is off men until she can sort out her life. And so to make a new start she takes up a job on a guest ranch in the middle of nowhere and comes face to face with the very handsome owner Cole. Claire didnt expect to be attracted to her new boss and she knows it is wrong to have a relationship with him, as this could bring about all sorts of issues. On the other hand Cole knows that the employees are off limits but can’t seem to stop how he feels about her. Something about her makes him just want to protect her. Soon they can’t help them selves and everything starts to move very fast but it feels so right. Everything seems to be going perfect or so Claire thinks until Cole’s past rears its ugly head. Will the love between Cole and Claire be enough to hold them together?
What did I like? I absolutely loved reading this book, it is just soo addictive and also very steamy. The romantic gestures were so beautifully done that I was wishing I could have all of that. I really liked Cole, he was calm and collected all the time that any woman would feel safe around him. Claire was ok but I didn’t like her insecurities, I mean I know its not been easy for her but she was annoying. It just goes to show that even the prettiest girls you think have it all have the strangest insecurities. So never judge a book by its cover. The book also showed that you should take a step back sometimes and see the real reasons why we do some of the stuff we do. Is it because we love our partners or for selfish reasons? Will you always be willing to fight for the person you just cannot live without?
I really enjoyed this book and recommend that all the romance lovers get a copy and give it a read. You will not be disappointed.