I got this book in the mail a couple of weeks ago along with a bunch of other books from a contest that I won over on RomCon's site.
I had never heard of this author so I thought why not and started reading it. Before I knew it I was hooked, and completely caught up in the story. I had it in my purse and at stop lights would pull it out to read because I couldn't put it down.
I liked Julie, she is a single mom that puts her child first by moving to a new small town in Texas, thinking that it will be a fresh start for them. What she gets instead is a whole heap of attitude from the father of one of her new students and her daughters best friend. She hasn't had a great track record in the relationship department either. One thing she does gain is a new best friend.
Griffin is one of those cowboys that you have to sigh over, no matter how long you have been married and how much you love your husband, he was a tall dish of yum. He reluctantly agrees to enroll his daughter in kindergarten and discovers a little girl that is the spitting image of his daughter.
I loved how the conflict over why their daughters look so much a like to a couple of chapters to reveal, and that once that had been revealed there was still conflict between the two of them. The sexual tension between them was awesome, with both of them not wanting to acknowledge it to the other and trying to figure out what it means for them, not to mention what they believed about each other in the beginning.
Kids in a romance story can go a couple of ways, this story had them right in the middle of everything, they were the catalyst for a lot of what happens between Julie and Griffin, the author did a great job in how she wrote them in the story, they were five years old and they acted like five year olds.
The secondary characters were awesome in this book, there were the couples from the first two books, all of their relatives, plus the towns people. They add a lot of spice and humor to the story, making for a very entertaining read. I do have to say that the scene where Julie meets his mom and sister is one of the best scenes I have read in a while. I read that part three times it was so entertaining.
All in all I really enjoyed this book, enough so that I want to read the first two books, even though I don't have to as their stories are told in condensed form in this book. The book was engaging, funny, heartfelt at times, you fall in love with the characters and can't wait to see how they resolve their issues. I have to say that I am really glad that I got this book.
I give this book a 4.25 out of 5.