Left to raise his infant son alone, a hardened Hank Cole is determined to make the best of it while prospering his ranch, but when a beautiful woman literally lands on his doorstep, he is helpless against the attraction between them.
Elizabeth Cole is too outspoken for gentle society, but she may be the perfect match for a tough Montana cowboy.
A story of two very different people who belong together, proof that sometimes fate can have a sense of humour when it comes to love
This is classed as 0.5 in the Shades of Blue Series, which gives some indication that this is a novella, rather than a full length book.
The story starts with Hank having to look after his 6 month baby son, after finding this Ashley’s mother hasnt returned overnight. He knows that she’s walked out and will probably never return, so he has to find a way of looking after the baby whilst maintaining his Montana farm.
He comes to an arrangement with one of the older women in the local town, who stays during the week.
Meanwhile Elizabeth is a society lady, being courted by a man she doesnt really like, and living with her parents who clearly dont love each other. However, a fire in the house brings Elizabeth the opportunity to change her life, and goes to visit her aunt….who is the babysitter for Hank. It’s quite clear from early on that this is a setup to get Hank and Elizabeth to get together and the only people who dont realise this are Hank and Elizabeth!
The attraction is mutual, the romance is chaste enough. This is a novella, so the secondary characters are lightly developed, there isnt any extraneous and unnecessary detail, and is a quick and easy read.
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