Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn's not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness...
So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule.
Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.
Each book in the Hope Springs series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Second Chance Ranch
Book #2 Crazy for the Competition
Book #3 The Bad Boy's Baby
Heath Brantley, town bad boy, who works on cars in his dad's garage, builds custom motorcycles, plays guitar in the band Dixie Rush and is her competition for the bid on the Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast. Quinn Sakata had a crush on Heath in high school and he's even sexier now but she needs her independence from her strict Japanese parents and the only way to get that is to start her own business. The Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast is the business she wants to run. Who will come out the victor? Will Heath be the next in a long line of exes who don't like her "no sex until marriage" rule?
In this day and age it's rare to see a woman stick to the "no sex until marriage" rule. I am proud of Quinn and instead of being so hard on her, her parents should be proud of her too. This is a well-written story that in spite of there being no sex, managed to be extremely sexy. The sexual tension, the want and the need between them was intense. Heath being the tattooed, pierced, motorcycle riding, down-home country bad boy amped up the sexiness scale to "OFF THE CHARTS HOT!" Loved it! I can't wait to read more from this amazing author.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.