Sparks fly between an L.A. career woman and a former Army Ranger in this delightful enemies-to-lovers romance from the USA Today bestselling queen of small-town love stories.
Welcome to Highland Falls, a small town where love is always in the air.
In just a few months Abby Everhart has gone from being a top LA media influencer to an unemployed divorcée living out of her car. So inheriting her great-aunt's homestead comes at the perfect time. Abby heads to Highland Falls, North Carolina, to spruce up Honeysuckle Farm before putting it on the market for some much-needed cash. But instead of finding a charming getaway, she discovers a serious fixer-upper, complete with a leaky roof, overgrown yard, and a reclusive -- albeit sexy -- man living on the property.
Ex-Delta Force soldier Hunter MacKenzie has faced war and loss, but nothing has quite prepared him for an outgoing redhead who's determined to turn his life upside down. Hunter doesn't want to get involved with anyone, especially a city girl who plans to sell the only place he's ever felt at home. But the sparks between them are undeniable. Spending time with Abby is easy. Convincing her to stay for good is another matter entirely.
Despite a charmingly quirky heroine, the love story of Mason's first Highland Falls romance (after the Harmony Harbor series) is obscured by a rushed, confusing tangle of competing subplots. Los Angeles YouTube star Abby Everhart is left penniless by a nasty divorce, so she's both surprised and grateful when she inherits a farmhouse in Highland Falls, N.C., from a great aunt she never met. She and her Yorkshire terrier meet army veteran Hunter Mackenzie upon arrival and learn that he cared for Amy's aunt in her dying days and inherited half the farm. Hunter agrees to help Abby fix up the house to put it on the market if it means the chatty, klutzy city girl will move out, allowing him to return to his brooding, solitary lifestyle. Over the course of a summer, Abby befriends a vast cast of townspeople, starts a tour company that throws Outlander-inspired events, and coaxes Hunter out of his shell and into her arms. The large cast offers plenty of potential for future installments, but it becomes difficult to track who's who and distracts from the mismatched central couple. Readers will be disappointed.