She’s ready to take charge of her future…
Accountant Claire Hollingsworth has always played by the rules, squelching her own dreams to please her father, work for her family’s publishing business and play the perfect hostess for her ambitious fiancé. But when she learns he’s been cheating weeks before their wedding, Claire breaks the engagement and heads to Marietta, Montana, to reconnect with her sisters and with herself. Armed with a to-do list of adventures, she’s determined to break a few rules.
Théodore Deschamps is ready to start a new chapter. He left his successful career as a Hollywood stuntman to open a lodge on Copper Mountain, where he spent summers as a child. He loves nothing more than a challenge, and the strawberry blonde who literally falls into his arms promises to be his biggest one yet.
What starts out as ticking off items on her list quickly becomes much more intense. But Claire has to return to reality in two weeks, and she’s not sure how, or if, she can say goodbye.
Theo and Claire are sweet and steamy
I really enjoyed this trilogy of connected standalones about the Hollingsworth sisters. This book was about Claire, the Perfect Princess, always doing what everyone wanted and expected but never getting to do what she wanted. When she finds out her fiancée is cheating on her, she cancels her wedding and heads to Montana to be with her sisters. There she meets former stuntman and current hotelier Theo.
Theo is finished with his days in Hollywood and is ready for the quiet of the mountains. The first time he sees Claire, he is intrigued by her. They meet when Claire injures herself on a hike near the hotel he is renovating. She has started a bucket list and climbing a mountain was on the list. He offers to help her with her bucket list and they begin to spend time together. Being together builds the attraction between these two and leads to some steamy scenes. These two are wonderful together so Claire better decide to do what makes her happy and stop worrying about her parents. Also Theo speaks French which is super hot!!
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To Rescue the Runaway Bride
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First I just want to say that the author needs to continue this series. Find some cousins and tell their stories or another book with a double wedding for the twins?!?!?!?!
I adored this story and wish I could have given it a higher star count than a mere 5. I was sad to see this series end but was looking forward to Claire's story. The author did a wonderful job and giving her the perfect foil for the "Perfect Princess".
Claire comes to Marietta, MN before her older sister's wedding. She just broke up with her fiance, Matthew. Matthew had an affair with his secretary and was pregnant. The worst part, to Claire, he was going to have nothing to do with the child and just pay child support. Theo was a stuntman in Hollywood. A close friend and fellow stuntman was injured and it was a wake up call to Theo. After 10 years he needed to leave. He had another friend who was an investor that helped him to buy a mountain lodge outside of Marietta. After the place being abandoned for two years, it just needed a little work but Theo has grand plans for the reopening.
While Theo walks around town to get acquainted with Marietta, he spots an intriguing woman. He follows her into the florist and helps her pick out flowers for her soon-to-be married sister. The meeting between Theo and Claire was dynamic. The sparks just flew between them.
I adored Theo and the support he gave to Claire. He was the ultimate male protagonist to me. I was so sorry to see this story end as well as the series. I would definitely give this a 20 star recommendation to anyone over the age of 18. There were a few sexy scenes but nothing that was overly graphic in nature. Also while this was a part of a series, you really don't have to read the others, even as the characters make multiple appearances. I would highly suggest that you do read them as they are wonderful stories in their own right.
Claire Hollingsworth an accountant meets Théodore Deschamps ex stunt man turn rancher when she runs to re-evaluate her life. When these two meet the attraction is instant. This is book 3 in the series and I had great fun reading it.
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