Jewel Jackson has one goal for the remainder of the rodeo season: finish with the best bucking bull in the business. The owners of Double B Pro Rodeo have decided to sell, and if Jewel can ensure their star bull continues to perform as expected, she’ll earn the Brandons a huge payday. Of course, by doing so, she’ll also be maneuvering herself right out of a job.
Bobby Brandon, youngest sibling of the Brandon clan and long-time friend of Jewel’s, has returned home to help at the Double B while another employee is away. Spending the summer in Birch Bay is no big deal. He doesn’t start his Pharmacy degree until the Fall, and he always loves coming home to visit. Plus, he and his ex are finally over, and he could use the break. He’ll help with the bulls while also enjoying quality time regrouping in his studio, then he’ll get back to his “real” life at summer’s end. That is, unless hanging out with Jewel upends his lifelong plans the same way one smile from her suddenly reverses his intentions for a low-key summer.
Passion ignites when two long-time friends find themselves in the right place at the right time, and as Jewel struggles with the idea of walking away from the animals that have always meant so much, Bobby finds himself reevaluating his entire livelihood.
Montana Inspired: The Wildes of Birch Bay
This author is new to me. I enjoyed this story very much. It started out strong and just got better. The plot was smooth though I wished it were just a little bit longer. I had just a few unanswered questions that I wished the author had addressed.
This book is written in a dual POV format. Getting that glimpse into the character's thoughts really help me to connect with the character so much better.
There were some sexy scenes here but I really didn't feel that they were too overly graphic as I have read much worse. Overly graphic or just way too many just feel like the author is filling in a word count but that isn't the case here in my opinion.
The story was great,exciting, romantic, but too graphic a sex scene. I just skipped over it. Nothing was added to the story that was needed.