A steamy fan-favorite from USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl, previouslypublished in 2013.
Merry Kade has always been the good girl, the one who patiently waits for the guy tonotice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it's time for her lifeto change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she'll supervise a lot ofrestoration work. Luckily she's found the perfect contractor for the job: Shane Harcourt.
Shane can't believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museumattraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning intoa tourist trap. But the beautiful, quirky woman in charge soon starts to change his mind,and while their love might be too hot to handle, it's impossible to resist.
Merry Kade joins her best friend, Grace Barret (heroine of Close Enough to Touch), in Jackson, Wyo., for a fresh start. Merry, called the Merry Slacker because of her propensity to drift from job to job, is hired by tourist-hungry locals to restore a ghost town, Providence, and open it as a museum. One snag: the carpenter she asks to help her with the job, Shane Harcourt, owns Providence and doesn't want to see it ever become a tourist attraction. He decides to work for Merry so he can spy on her and subvert her efforts. Supposedly sweet Merry comes off as overly needy, and it's never clear why she has so many issues. The love scenes are steamy as Shane fulfills Merry's fantasies, but there is very little to bring them together outside of bed. The wise-cracking trio of Grace, Cole, and great-aunt Rayleen are mere shadows in this sequel a fact that will disappoint returning readers.