Blake Tarbell has a town to save. Rich, carefree, and used to the Vegas party lifestyle, Blake is thrown for a curve when his former cocktail-waitress mother pleads he go back to her roots to save the town she grew up in. Blake's used to using money to solve his problems, but when he arrives in Sweetheart, North Dakota, this city boy has to trade in his high-priced shoes for a pair of cowboy boots...and he's about to get a little help from the loveliest lady in town...
Natalie Lane's got no time for newbies. The prettiest gal to ever put on a pair of work gloves, there's nothing she can't do to keep a farm up and running. But when a handsome city-slicker rolls into town with nothing but bad farmer's instincts and good intentions, Natalie's heartstrings are pulled. She's about to teach him a thing or two about how to survive in Sweetheart. And he's about to teach her a thing or two about love...in MaryJanice Davidson's Danger, Sweetheart.
Bestselling author Davidson (Undead and Unforgiven) mashes together romance tropes in hilarious fashion, poking good-natured fun at her genre while leaving the reader with a satisfying story. Shannah Banaan's one-night stand resulted in twins. The boys' father wanted nothing to do with them, so she raised Blake and Rake on her own in Las Vegas on waitress wages until their father died and left millions to the boys in a trust she controlled. When she inherits land in declining Sweetheart, N.D., she cuts off city slicker Blake's access to money until he makes Heartbreak Farm a success. He lusts after Natalie Lane, foreman at the farm. A renegade pony, an evil mastermind coveting the land, and a terrible grandfather add to the rollicking good read. Davidson's author's note explains her plan, and at the back of the book she includes a list of the clich s she employs, such as a heroine pretending to be someone else; knowing the gimmick in advance doesn't at all detract from the fun of the book.