Laure Marie Altom’s is an amazing Harlequin American Romance author and I’ve read a couple of her books that made me want more. This book is part of Harlequin American Romance’s The State of Parenthood miniseries and it one on of the many books in the series that I’ve read an enjoyed. I have a weak spot for romance novels that have children in the plot because I’ve always found that they make the novels so fun and exciting to read. The heroine, Jess Cummings, is a widowed mother of two daughters and she owns a large ranch that caters to horses but she has been having trouble maintaining the ranch since her husbands death. When six feet of tall, lean cowboy rides up kicking just, Jess thinks a holiday miracle has arrived. Not only does he help with an injured colt, Gage Moore, the hero, hires on to work her ranch because her parents and the local vet doctor pay for his month salary already. The handsome, trustworthy Texan is everything Jess could want in an employee but is the ex-rodeo star too good to be true? That may be the case because Gage came to Oklahoma haunted by a saddle load of grief but he’ll help Jess get the ranch in shape by Christmas, then be on his way.
After all, the job was always meant to be temporary but how can he leave now that the hardworking single mom has given him a reason to stay? And if he does, can he be the husband and father Jess and her daughters need? That is what both Jess and Gage need to decide because it is something they both need to decide especially since the girls are coming to really love Gage even though her oldest daughter Lexie has been giving Gage trouble. Jess’s youngest Angela loves Gage from almost the begining but Lexie being the oldest and loving her father more doesn’t want Gage in her or her mother’s life and replacing her father. I really enjoyed the intraction between Jess and Gage because they have a chemistry very powerful from the very beginning but also the intraction between Gage and Lexie is also very fun and wonderful to read because they like one another deep down even though in the beginning they fight like cats and dogs. The ending was the best part because it left me content that they have a wonderful family that is now happy even though they had a few very rough patches on long the way. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
A DADDY FOR CHRISTMAS $ 4.99 (216 Pages)
A Family Wasn’t In His Plans…But Is It In His Future?
When six feet of tall, lean cowboy rides up kicking just, Jess Cummings thinks a holiday miracle has arrived. Not only does he help with an injured colt, Gage Moore hires on to work her ranch. The handsome, trustworthy Texan is everything Jess could want in an employee. But is the ex-rodeo star too good to be true?
Gage came to Oklahoma haunted by a saddle load of grief. He’ll help Jess get the ranch in shape by Christmas, then be on his way. After all, the job was always meant to be temporary. But how can he leave now that the hardworking single mom has given him a reason to stay? And if he does, can he be the husband and father Jess and her daughters need?
I love the Harlequin American Romance line because it is always fun to read about all the romance that goes in differents states around America. Tanya Michaels is a new author to me but after reading this novel I know it’s not going to be the last. I love novels with twins in them because they are always a handful and trouble some so they make such interesting characters in a novel. The heroine MacKenzie “Kenzie” Green is the mother of faternal twins Drew and Leslie and is divorced from her muscian of a husband Mick Green. Kenzie and her twins relocate to Atlanta, which is where her younger sister Ann with her husband and child also live, because she got a better paying job and a wonderful house to live in. The hero Jonathan Trelauney is her neighbor across the hall of her temporary apartment and he is a widowed painter who has been in a creative slump ever since he lost his wife and unborn child. I thought that Kenzie and Jonathan made a curious pair together but as I read further into the novel I saw that they both are compatiable with one another. I also thought that Kenzie’s twins were such amazing characters that really brought out something special in both Kenzie and Jonathan and I loved the ending very much. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
A DAD FOR HER TWINS $ 4.99 (219 Pages)
New Job. New Home. New Dad?
When Kenzie Green relocates to Atlanta, she isn’t looking for a man to complete her family. Then she meets her enigmatic new neighbor across the hall. Jonathan Trelauney seems to know just how to handle Kenzie’s domestic handful. And her kids are already falling in love with the widowed artist.
Kenzie’s twin son and daughter are shattering his peace…and JT loves every minute of it! They’re slowly but surely bringing him out of his reclusive shell. Now he’d like to do the same for their independent single mom. Can JT make Kenzie see that he’s a man she can count on? That he can be the husband and father her family needs?