Expected publication: June 27th 2016 by Candle House Publishing
**This is part of the Curl Up With a Cowboy Anthology**
Meg left her Montana home, earned her bachelor’s degree, and lived out her dream of selling her art. But now her life is in limbo. Stay in Colorado with a man who won’t commit, or call it quits and move back to her home state. Her answer comes in the form of Jake Billings, a woman-courting, dimple-sporting cowboy her father bids on at the county fair. The auctioned ranch hand is meant to help Meg process grapes on her father’s land, but along the way he steals her heart. Can Meg trust this sudden shift in direction, or will she be drawn back to the man she left behind?
My Review: 5 Stars
Ms. Krey really knows how to write a sweet and swoony love story, whether it's full-length or novella. I absolutely loved this one!
Meg left home to pursue her education in Denver. Dating Michael seems the right thing to do, but after years, he refuses to commit--even to an exclusive relationship. I feel sorry for Meg, since that seems to be a waste of her life. Why would he change and put her first if she can convince him to marry her? She may be a little clueless, but she's adorable, loyal, and hard working.
Jake is a good-looking ranch hand who gets to work on Meg's father's ranch for a week after she won him in an auction. He's flirty and charismatic, but he's done with his womanizing ways. His swagger is hard to resist. I just adored him and his cowboy ways. He's such a gentleman!
The characters in this clean story wormed their ways right into my heart. I love the banter and the way they work together. I love the simple life that is portrayed in this novella, especially when Meg talks about how her art pieces centered around this life sell the best--it's clear that others long for that type of life as well. The romance is very well done, as it always is with Ms. Krey.
This is highly recommended for those who love a good, clean, contemporary "cowboy" romance.
Content: mild romance (kissing); mild language (cowboy swear words). Clean!
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