They may have more in common than they ever imagined…
Olivia Hollingsworth is shocked when she’s passed over for VP at Hollingsworth Publishing in favor of her do-nothing cousin. She’s worked harder than anyone and decides to take her talent elsewhere—restoring the failing home improvement magazine that her grandmother loved and her father is axing. Olivia heads to Montana with a plan and a tight timeline...until she comes face-to-face with a sexy as sin cowboy who just might out-stubborn her.
Kit Granger’s family has lived on the same Marietta cattle ranch for generations. But his father ran their business into the ground, leaving Kit to sell off parcels of land to slowly rebuild his family legacy. For years he’s had an agreement to graze his herd on Hollingsworth property in exchange for caretaking duties. And then the eldest Hollingsworth arrives. Her first demand? Corral his cows.
Kit’s not about to let a beautiful heiress derail everything he’s worked toward without a fight. Can they reach a compromise so that they both win without falling in love first?
McKnight (Falling in Puppy Love) launches her Hollingsworth Sisters series with a steamy if formulaic contemporary romance. After Olivia Hollingsworth is passed over for the role of vice president of her family's publishing company, she heads to Montana to regroup while writing a feature on the renovation of her late grandmother's farmhouse for one of the company's magazines. Olivia's plans are quashed, however, by the sight of grazing cattle tearing up the property's rolling fields. Rancher Kit Granger's abusive father left him with a mountain of debt that has forced him to sell off parcels of his family's land. Having the use of the grazing pastures around his neighbor's farmhouse has helped lessen the burden, but this long-standing agreement is thrown into jeopardy by Olivia's arrival and renovation plans. Kit has no intention of agreeing to her demand that he remove his cows from her fields not even after Olivia buys a date with him in a bachelor auction. The sexual tension between Olivia and Kit positively sizzles as the animosity between them gives way to heat. Meanwhile the colorful supporting cast, most notably a housebroken calf named Dog, adds charm. The red hot sex scenes and quirky townsfolk elevate this otherwise unremarkable rancher romance into a satisfying romp.
I had the pleasure of reading an arc of this book. Book one in a series and I am looking forward to the next book.