From "a fabulous storyteller" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes a western romance about a cowboy who isn't afraid to break the rules.
All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.
New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for?
Look for the first novel in the all-new Meadow Valley series, MY ONE AND ONLY COWBOY, on sale December 2019!
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Great start to the series!!
This introduction to Meadow Valley is amazing!!
Ivy has just returned home to Meadow Valley and it's not going smoothly. There's a fire in her dress shop, there's the usual small town gossip, and the new lieutenant at the fire department pushes all of her buttons. Carter is the new guy in town and is trying to adjust to small town dynamics. He might push all of Ivy's buttons but he can't afford the distraction of a beautiful woman when he's trying to prove that he deserves the position he has and isn't just a city interloper.
This novella introduced so many characters that I would love to see get their own HEA. I can't wait to visit Meadow Valley again!!
Cowboy to the Rescue
I received a complimentary copy from the Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley and liked it so much that I purchased a copy.
What a wonderful start to the series. Two of my favorites cowboys and firefighters! What isn't there to love. We were introduced to some great secondary characters along with Lieutenant Carter Bowen, a new transplant in Meadow Valley, and Ivy Serrano, a born and bred resident. Carter leaves Houston for Meadow Valley as his father is extremely unhappy that Carter chose to become a firefighter instead of working along side of him and his brothers in the auto garage that he built up. Carter was happy to become a mechanic until an accident that he was in claimed the life of his best friend. Ivy on the other hand lost her firefighter brother to a fire. She refuses to date a firefighter. The grand opening of her store sees a fire in the back room. The fire crew from right down the street to the rescue.
The road to Carter and Ivy's HEA is one that shows two people and how they overcome loss along with the pain and grief associated with it. Fortunately the story was written in a dual POV format. Getting into the thoughts of these two really helped me to understand Ivy's position (never having lost a family member to a fire). Ivy's best friend Casey also helped to bring out some thoughts for Ivy to reflect on.
I look forward to more of Meadow Valley and it's residents. I am voting on Casey to get her book (hopefully with her ex!!! HINT!)
There were some scenes that were sexual in nature but nothing that was over the top erotica and pages and pages of it. It may offend some though that want nothing but sweet and clean. That being said, I would highly recommend this book to anyone OVER the age of 18.