Wade's ranch home needs a woman's touch, and Abigail's life needs a cowboy's touch. Love blossoms between the two--despite Abigail's better judgment. Will the secrets she brought with her to Moose Creek, Montana, separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
My Take: I love Denise Hunter's books. She has a way of writing that makes a place come alive and weaves a story so realistic that you'd swear she knew the people involved. Her romances are powerful not just because you can feel the tension between them -- like an electric current suspended between two metal poles that are both attracted and repelling each other ... but also because you believe their story. You pull for them, get mad at them, cry for them, and rejoice for them.
Abigail's life is threatening to come tumbling down around her shoulders. She already lost her father, now her mother's business (that she works at) is on the edge of being shut down and her aunt is showing signs of alzheimers. Overworked and stressed, her own body begins to fail her and she's sent off to check on her aunt. That's when she meets Wade and his daughter and eventually has to decide between her growing feelings for him and saving her mother's business.
Wade is everything you could want in a hero - except trusting and open. He's been hurt one too many times, thank you. He'd rather keep to himself, shut out the world, and not feel any of that pain - and not hurt anyone else. I picture him a bit like a big, handsome - prickly, bear. lol He's protective and strong, but a bit grumpy and not a lot of fun to be around - at least not until you remove all those spines. :o)
This was a wonderful beginning to the series. I look forward to the rest.