Type-A chef Carolyn Henderson has walked away from her job at a trendy NYC restaurant after an abrupt family tragedy. Now, as a guardian to her four-year-old niece, Emma, and a very disobedient mutt – kids and dogs are so not her skill set – moving back to Marietta, Montana seems the best temporary option. But when confronted by her parents’ declining health, Carolyn has to face reality. And she’s going to need some serious help. So who better to ask than Matthew West, a blast from her high school past... and as hunky and helpful as ever.
Vet – and very eligible, if reluctant, Bachelor – Matthew West can’t believe his luck when his high school crush stumbles through his door. Dogs, kids, and gorgeous damsels in distress. Carolyn needs help with the pup, and he needs help whipping up delicious concoctions for the Bachelor Bake-Off. So she wants to make a deal: dog obedience lessons for cooking tips... but Matthew wants to broker quite a bit more...
A little slow, than grabs your attention!
I had a little trouble getting into Carolyn and Matt's story at first. The hangups Carolyn has to change her career direction is very realistic to a lot of everyday people's choice's. Plus how she ends up with custody of her niece. It is always interesting how we have a tendency to stick with a path even if we don't love it until something pushes us another way. Matt's steady persistence pays off in the end.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Couldn’t do it
I couldn’t finish the book. This girl is a hypocrite. The girl is a coward yet was fearless in high school. She is terrible for breaking a guys heart out of selfishness and fear! I can’t respect any person who does that.
A good start to the series
Carolyn Henderson has never thought of herself as being a mom. However when her sister and brother in law are killed in a car crash she learns she has been left custody of her four year old niece Emma and her rowdy dog. Instead of immediately returning to her life in New York she goes to visit her parents in Marietta Montana. Local veterinarian Matthew West was heartbroken when Carolyn left home years ago to follow her dreams of being a chef. Now he has been chosen to be part of the Bachelor Bake-off. When the two meet again at the vet clinic they agree to trade dog obedience lessons for cooking lessons . With one lesson in both of them realize there is more there but is either of them willing to admit there feelings to the other?
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and kept me reading. It was a very good start to the new series.