Saturday, July 23, 2016

2 in 1: Back to Buckhorn & A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster

For odd-girl-out Zoey Hodge, the best thing about Buckhorn, Kentucky, was leaving it behind. And now she’s back—at least until she can nurse her mother back to health and hightail it out of there anew. But there’s one person she doesn’t mind seeing again. Garrett Hudson was one of the few who was always kind to her. Now he’s a firefighter—still one of the good guys, but with a sexy alpha charm that’s tempting her inner bad girl.

In school, Zoey was smart, witty and unafraid to be herself. Garrett fell hard back then, and he’s falling even faster now. As far as he’s concerned, there are all kinds of reasons Zoey should stick around. Her pet grooming business. Her mom. And the chance for him to prove that he can be her real-life hero in every way that matters

Back to Buckhorn (HQN, 2014) is a novella that features the offspring of the men in the "Buckhorn Brothers" series. I loved that series, so it's a treat to see their kids fall in love.  In Back to Buckhorn, Zoey has returned home to take care of her mother.  Her secret crush, Garret Hudson is unattached and drawn to Zoey.  Zoey and Garret's story was really sweet.  It's a friends to lovers story, which is always one of my favorites.  It wouldn't be a Burckhorn story with out the family interfering.  It was really fun to watch them all work to get these two together.

Lisa Sommerville’s wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.

Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together…

I honestly think this one is my favorite out of the Buckhorn novellas.  I absolutely loved Lisa and Gray together. In Buckhorn Summer (HQN, 2015) The couple had a one night anonymous stand, but fate brings them together again in Buckhorn County.  Their attraction sizzles off the pages.  I loved how they kept getting interrupted when they were trying to get together.  Of course the family shows up just in time to help out and give the couple the push they need to find their HEA.  It as a really fun read!

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