Sometimes you gotta toss your whole life into a burning dumpster to find what’s most important...
Beatrice Archer has always done everything she’s supposed to —worked her ass off, ignored her non-existent personal life, and kept her mouth shut. Now she’s over it. The rat race, respectability…the underwire bras. She’s taking her life back. Starting with moving to Nowhere, Colorado to live life on her own terms.
Now Bea gives exactly zero forks. Beer for breakfast. Sugar for everything else. Baggy sweats and soft cotton undies FTW. Then a much younger and delightfully attractive cop is called to deal with her flagrant disregard for appropriate clothing outside the local diner (some folks just don’t appreciate bunny slippers) and Bea realizes there’s something missing from her little decathlon of decadence…and he might be the guy to help her out.
When it comes to breaking rules, Officer Austin Cooper is surprisingly eager to assist. He’s charming, a little bit cowboy, and a whole lot sexy. But Bea’s about to discover that breaking the rules has consequences. And all of the cherry pies in Colorado can’t save her from what’s coming…
Andrews (Playing It Safe) proves herself a master of romantic banter in this snappy small-town tale. When Beatrice "Bea" Archer is once again passed over for a promotion, despite over a decade of loyalty and hard work, she quits her job, throws a dart at a map, and moves where it lands—quiet Credence, Colo.—trading pencil skirts, trendy health food, and the 9 to 5, for sweatpants, copious amounts of sugar, and binging all 15 seasons of Supernatural. When she finally leaves her apartment, a concerned resident alerts local police about the disheveled stranger double-fisting ice cream cones on the sidewalk. The cop who arrives is the very attractive Austin Cooper, who finds the situation amusing more than anything else. After proclaiming herself a rule breaker, Bea demands that Austin arrest her for her petty crimes. Instead, Austin offers to help her accomplish some of the more legal items on her bucket list. While Bea's happy to have a friendly face in town, she's determined to keep things platonic, as Austin is a decade younger than she is—but their chemistry proves hard to resist. The abrupt third-act conflict seems to come out of nowhere for both characters, but there's no denying their flirtatious connection. This is a treat.
Please make a second book!!
I am so in love with this book, I couldn’t put it down and ultimately finished it in two and a half days. I desperately want to see how their future is going to turn out!!!!!
I just loved Bea and Austin, they were such a wonderful couple even though Bea wanted to deny any kind of relationship with Austin because of his age. Bea was told as a child how being like her mother was not good for her and would lead her down the wrong path. This caused Bea to deny her artistic side and then deny any relationship with Austin because he was quite younger than her. Unfortunately her heart couldn’t deny what her brain was telling her because Austin was everything she could have wanted for herself. I seriously loved how these two were together, Bea was so serious and stressed in her former L.A. life that when she showed up in Credence and met Austin she needed someone that showed her how to enjoy life. Even though Austin was younger than her he never acted immature or like he was younger and I think that helped Bea enjoy her life in Credence and realize that was the life that made her happy.
This was a wonderful addition to the Credence series but can I just say I am desperately waiting for Arlo and Winona’s story!
Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy!
Omg! I absolutely loved this story. My entire body was one giant throb as all my senses flicked on like switches, humming in anticipation. Drooling, pulse pounding, giggling, sighing, swallowing, and laughing out loud as I ate up every word in Amy Andrews steamy descriptions. The heat between these two main characters was sizzling and I had to close my eyes at times from melting into a puddle. And oh my, I will never look at pie the same again! This younger man/ older woman trope grabbed me from the start!! So full of fun, wit and sizzle in this fantastic laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.
Beatrice Archer is 35 years old and has just quit her LA job as an advertising executive after she was once again overlooked for a promotion to a less qualified man. Tired of playing it by the book, working long hours, having no life and dealing with her family’s expectations, she decides to throw a dart at a map and moves to Credence Colorado. She had come to Credence to be a different kind of Beatrice. To break all the rules that have been holding her back from living her best life. After holding up for two long weeks binging Netflix and eating carbs in her room, she decides to make a run to the local diner wearing her bunny slippers, her new day of the week underwear and sweats. And that is when she meets him Austin Cooper.
“Speaking of a hunger that had been building from the moment he’d ma’amed her and bloomed with every smile, every piece of pie, every Beatriss. And in that instant she knew that just touching him was never going to be enough.”
Austin Cooper is a 25 year old policeman happy with his life in his hometown of Credence living on a ranch and being on the police force. He’s charming, a little bit cowboy, and a whole lot sexy. The sparks fly between them and he is all in. Her laughter and company seep into his heart and his soul. Their relationship is full of witty banter, friendship, pie and sizzling, spicy times. But although Austin is all in, Beatrice is still skittish about the age gap romance, her uncertain future and about her place in the world.
Will Bea realize what she has before it is too late? Or will she give it all up for success? You will need to read to get all sizzling details. And believe me you Do Not want to miss this one!!!!
I voluntarily requested an early copy and this is my honest review.