Who is the handsome cowboy who comes into small town Marietta's chocolate shop every week to buy a box of chocolates? More importantly...who is he buying the chocolates for? These are the questions sales clerk Rosie Linn asks herself as she waits for her sadly neglected childhood home to sell so she can pursue an exciting new career in L.A.
Rosie finds out the answers the day rugged ranch hand Brant Willingham introduces himself and asks for her help in managing the care of his younger sister. Brant's mother has recently died, leaving him the sole guardian of eighteen-year-old Sara Maria--who has been a puzzle to Brant ever since she began exhibiting signs of autism at age two.
Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She'll help with his sister if he handles repairs and a new paint job for her old house. It seems the perfect solution, but a new dilemma is created when the couple start spending time together. Brant discovers he doesn't want Rosie to sell and leave, and Rosie fears she will have to choose between love and her dreams.
Melt my Heart Cowboy
Such a lovely story. So many characters that make for a very interesting story. Was not sure at first but as it unfolded my interest increased and I finished the book. A good read and really enjoyed the ending
"Melt My Heart, Cowboy" by CJ Carmichael is book number one in the "Love at the Chocolate Shop" series. This is Brant Willingham and Rosie Linn's story.
Rosie is working at the Chocolate Shop until she can sell her home then she is moving to LA for a new career.
Brant is a cowboy working and living in the bunk house on a ranch. His mother has passed away and now he is responsible for the care of his autistic sister. At this time she is in a care facility but needs more in her life than what the care facility can give her. Brant is really frustrated because he just doesn't know how to deal with this situation.
Brant gets Rosie to help with his sister. Since Rosie is spending so much time with Brant's sister they end spending time together. There is an attraction and chemistry between them. But, should they start a relationship since she will be moving as soon as her house sells plus Brant has to consider his sister's needs?
I enjoyed Brant and Rosie's story. This is a sweet and heartwarming story. The story also brought awareness to the challenges that families experience in dealing with autism.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I don’t read much, but am reading for the summer reading program. This book was an easy read. It was a great story.