When Sunshine Patterson loses her Chicago home, job and boyfriend in one day, she needs a backup plan, fast. Luckily her Aunt Cecily has provided her with the perfect combination living and restaurant space to start over. Even though the building is located in small town Chance Creek, Montana, Sunshine is certain it’s only a matter of time before she’s back to take the big city by storm. When she arrives in Chance Creek, however, she gets a surprise. Her restaurant space—and apartment—are occupied by a rival to her inheritance: the incredibly sexy, incredibly wrong for her, Cole Linden.
Cole’s been struggling to save his family’s holdings for far too long. The indoor rifle range he inherited from his father barely pays its rent, but it’s all that’s keeping his other concerns—two apartment houses—afloat. If he was smart, he’d walk away from all of it and start over, but if he does, several dozen of Chance Creek’s inhabitants will find themselves without a home. He thought Cecily meant to leave him the range building in her will. Instead she’s set him up in a four-month-long competition with her big-city niece to see who will win the place. A niece whose knockout looks are making it damn hard for him to concentrate on the job at hand.
Sunshine can’t believe she’ll have to open a vegan restaurant in a rifle-range waiting room, and she can’t believe she’ll have to share her apartment with Cole, either. Cole can’t believe his friends are falling over themselves to help Sunshine succeed—and get a date with her.
Now the competition is getting hot, but the sparks flying between them are even hotter. Can Cole and Sunshine find a way they both can win?
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This a good book. I liked the characters and their storyline.
Sunshine's grit and determination is impressive considering the circumstances of her moving to Chance Creek, Montana from Chicago. This woman refuses to be defeated.
Cole, however, has his own resolve to maintain his home and livelihood and not allow Sunshine to take it away.
The secondary characters of Chance Creek, Cole's friends, add the humorous touch to the Sunshine and Cole's obsure situation.
I enjoyed their story and it sets up the series well with the introductions.
Was a fun easy read that draws you in. I really felt that I was in Chance Creek with the characters.
The cowboy inherits a bride
Good story. A little short. But I have read several other of these books and have enjoyed all