When Marine-turned-rancher, Cade Donovan, inherits his grandfather’s grocery store, he has no choice except to return home. A couple problems with that:
1) The small, gossiping town still doesn’t know the real reason Cade left twelve years ago.
2) For some reason, his grandfather added an unexpected detail to the will – Cade has to share ownership with Piper O’Riley.
The O’Rileys and the Donovans have been at each other’s throats ever since Cade’s grandfather won the store in a poker game. And now Cade has to share his inheritance with the enemy? The gorgeous, tempting, all-grown-up enemy...
After ditching two fiancés at the altar, Piper’s earned a reputation as the town’s runaway bride. Ironically, Piper is woefully inexperienced with men. Her attraction to Cade and working side-by-side with him is torture. By day, it’s non-stop-bickering, but at night, she can’t stop imagining all the delicious things Cade could teach her.
With the family grudge and the secret of why Cade really left town between them, there’s no way they could ever be together. Right?
The Donovan Brothers series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Her Summer with the Marine
Book #2 Chasing the Runaway Bride
Book #3 Head Over Heels for the Boss
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Chasing the Runaway Bride
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was adorable. I just love the Donovan brothers and the mother LuAnne. This story involves the middle son Cade. After the passing of their grandfather, (and after Finn and Ellie's wedding, the couple from the first book in this series) the will is read. The Donovans are now rich. Billionaires to be exact. Now they really have to get their father to sign the divorce papers and not reveal the amount of wealth that they are inheriting. In order to keep this a secret, Cade had to co-own the grocery story with the family nemesis, Piper O'Riley! He has to stay in Harmony Springs for a year or forfeit the store to Piper.
The web of history is rich in this story. Cade is believed to have left his pregnant girl-friend at the alter just minutes before getting married!!! Fortunately the local doctor breaks protocol and shows Cade that he is not the father. Piper is best friends with the jilted bride (Lonnie) and believes the worst of Cade. Not once has he seen "his son, Hunter" or paid child support. How low can one man be! He has lived in Montana for 12 years. Now Cade comes back for Finn's wedding and meets Piper. Piper is the manager at the pharmacy store where he stops to purchase a card for the wedding. Both are immediately attracted to each. Oh horror of horrors until Piper realizes who she is flirting with. She can't flirt with Cade as he is the enemy. His grandfather won the grocery from her father in a game of cards. She also can't flirt with him as she is the talk of the town as the runaway bride. She herself has literally ran away from two grooms!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!
This story is just hilarious! I so enjoyed reading this second story of the series. I just adored the first one and this was a very close second. There were some moments that where a heart-twister but fortunately for my sinus, no tears. The road to Cade and Piper's HEA was one that is a must read. I thoroughly enjoyed the complexities that the author put these two through. Their road to a happy ending was so full of bumps that I wondered how everything would come together in the end.
The author wrote this story in a dual POV format. That is a favorite of mine. It helps me to identify with the characters and really humanize them to me. I was so sorry to see the book come to an end. I look forward to reading the third book in this series.
This book has some scenes that should be only read by someone over 18. I otherwise highly recommend this book.