Release Date: 14 February 2013
After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.
Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.
When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?
Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…
My Opinion 3.5 STARS
**Provided by Netgalley and Lindsey Brookes for an honest review**
This is a soft and subtle romance, but there are a few fairly noticeable inconsistencies in it, but they don't manage to detract much from the book.
We have Caitlyn our feisty yet petit camp leader who is desperate to save her camp for troubled teens but manages to kidnap the wrong brother.
Dalton is the black sheep of his family as he left to follow his dream and not look after the family business.
Dalton is kidnapped by Caitlyn and he finds himself very intrigued by an accident prone woman how sets his pulse racing.
After a meeting with both brothers, Caitlyn can only go ahead with the summer camp with Brandon's stipulation that Dalton agrees to be in charge of it.
It soon becomes very clear why Caitlyn is so passionate about the camp, and not only has Dalton fallen hard for the girl, he has found he has loved helping the kids in challenging them to be better people.
A god soft-hearted romance.