In Gold Valley, Oregon, love might be hiding in plain sight…
Some things are too perfect to mess with. Bennett Dodge’s relationship with Kaylee Capshaw is one of them. They work together at their veterinary clinic and have been best friends for years. When Bennett’s world is rocked by the appearance of a son he didn’t know he had, he needs Kaylee more than ever. And he doesn’t want anything else to change. But then Kaylee kisses him, and nothing will ever be the same…
Kaylee’s done her best to keep her feelings for the man she’s loved since high school hidden away, but one unguarded moment changes everything, and now there’s no more denying the chemistry that burns between them. But the explosion of desire changes all the rules, and what’s left could destroy their bond—or bring them to a love that’s deeper than she ever imagined…
If you’ve read Olivia’s book (Smooth-Talking Cowboy), you knew that something was brewing between Bennett, Olivia’s ex, and Kaylee, his partner in his veterinary business. Even Olivia noticed it–eventually. So when I found out that their book was out, I couldn’t wait to read it.
Bennett and Kaylee’s romance–she’s been pining after him forever, he’s been happily motoring along in the friend zone–definitely needed the additional complication of the teenaged son Bennett didn’t know he had (and those are words I never thought I’d say). Without him, I don’t know that the two of them would have ever gone any further in their relationship than they already were, and Kaylee (and Bennett, honestly) needed the talking-to that the aforementioned teenager gave them both, believe it or not. Kaylee had a tendency to be very self-destructive when it came to relationships (yes, she had reasons) but I don’t know that she would have gotten herself over it without Dallas’s intervention. Honestly, though, there were times that I enjoyed myself more while reading about Bennett and his siblings and Dallas and, well, just about everyone…more than Bennett and Kaylee. Not that I didn’t want to see them together, but geesh, they were both pretty aggravating at times.
Still, I did enjoy their HEA at the end and absolutely cannot wait to read more in this series!
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.