From the USA Today bestselling author and "gifted storyteller" (RaeAnne Thayne) comes a sweet, small-town romance about finding love in the most unexpected places.
As an editor at a major New York City magazine, Josie Kellum is always on the go...until an injury sidelines her in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Luckily, her new physical therapist is easy going and easy on the eyes. When their sessions start to heat up, in more ways than one, Josie is intrigued. But she has a city and career she loves waiting for her. So why does the thought of leaving him suddenly feel a lot like leaving home?
Tucker Locklear is just starting to move on after his wife's death. While he can't deny his attraction to the gorgeous, vivacious Josie, he won't risk the pain of losing someone again. The sooner he gets Josie back on her feet and back to her real life, the safer he'll be. But in Sweetwater Springs, love has a way of mending even the most damaged heart.
Includes the bonus short story "Last Chance Bride" by Hope Ramsay!
Sweet getaway story.
Love Sweetwater Springs! First I read of this series……now will backtrack and read the others. Sometimes you just want a sweet story and this book definitely delivers. Josie is heading to Sweetwater Springs for a week getaway a visit her BFF, Kaitlyn. Tucker a friend of Kaitlyn gets roped into picking up Josie from the airport. They definitely got off on the wrong foot, but there is a spark between them. Josie dream job has gone downhill with the new management, her apartment building in NY has a minor fire, but now she is temporarily homeless. The B & B is sold out, as is every other place in town due to the festival coming up. Tucker to the rescue again! Tucker really doesn’t want to have the beautiful City Princess living in his rental, he isn’t ready for the temptation of letting a women into his life. The characters are realistic, the town sounds charming. A nice getaway.
I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story.
Couldn’t put it down
City girl Josie came to small town Sweetwater Springs for a short visit, but the fates decided to intervene, and put her directly into the path of Tuck, her opposite in every way. He’s a quiet, gentle man, who’s idea of a good time is taking a walk through the woods surrounding his home. This pairing can’t possibly work...can it?
It can, and definitely does, thanks to the marvelous storytelling of Annie Rains and the undeniable chemistry between two people who may be different but are both searching for their own kind of peace. I loved the inclusion of aspects of the Cherokee culture woven throughout the book, and the strong women in Tuck’s family. And the little surprises that pop up add a bit of fun drama, also.
Can’t wait to visit Sweetwater Springs again, soo...it’s definitely a place worth reading about, and living in!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC, which I voluntarily reviewed.
Sweetwater Springs is such a lovely small town. It's the type of place that I would love to go visit for a quiet, relaxing vacation.
Josie and Tuck couldn't be more different. She's a workaholic from the city. He's a go with the flow, get out and be one with nature small town guy. Their differences made them the perfect complement for each other.
This book was wholesome and heartwarming. While it brought tears to my eyes a time or two, it left me feeling hopeful. I can't wait until the next visit to Sweetwater Springs!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*