My boss’s son is less than thrilled with the workout I’m giving the smoke detector. But if Mateo Sanchez wasn’t willing to lease me the other side of his duplex, I’d be living in a cardboard box.
The latest trouble to root me out of hiding in this small town paradise? Finding a date to my sister’s destination wedding—to my ex.
I knew lying that my hot landlord was my boyfriend would bite me in the you-know-where, but sometimes a girl gets tired of playing the underdog.
Pepper Corbin is as coordinated as a foal on an icy lake. And while everyone at Kingsbrier has taken a shine to her, the burning smells coming from her kitchen grate on my last nerve.
I certainly don’t appreciate Pepper telling her family we’re dating. Except, getting roped into spending a week on the high-seas? That’s my own fault.
So I agree to fake our relationship. Maybe even too well, since now that I’ve kissed Pepper she’s driving me crazy in a different way.
Be still my heart! This is a must read, whether you are a die-hard Kingsbrier fan like me, or whether this is your first intro to Jody’s works!
This book ticked ALL of the boxes for me! I don’t know why I am caught off guard by the emotional roller coaster ride Jody takes me on, because it happens in every book, but I am. Mateo’s story was no exception! I laughed until my sides hurt, I may have shed a tear or two, and I found myself outraged at times!
At first, Pepper appears to be a HOT mess (and that is an understatement!!) Train wreck might even be putting it mildly! Boy, can first impressions be deceiving! Having moved to Texas to get out from under the oppression of her family (did I mention that they make me feel good about my family?) and working for Daveigh, she moves in next door to Mateo and chaos ensues.
I love how Pepper’s character evolves, except I don’t think it is really evolving, more like the layers of an onion being peeled back. Below the surface, there is so much depth and a quiet strength that came as a shock. And Mateo? Boy did he grow up from the little boy that wished for Daveigh to be his mom.
The beautiful thing about the Kingsbrier Legacy stories is that even if you haven’t read the Quints’ stories, you will not feel that you are missing anything by jumping in. Even better, if you have read the Quints’, it is like coming home for a family reunion and knowing all of your favorites will be in attendance!
Please, do yourself a favor and read this book… and then go back and read the others. I promise you won’t regret it!!!
Note to Jody – I don’t even know what to say! There really are no words, so I will just say that I am beyond honored… my life is richer for having you in it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing to allow me to be a part of your world! Xoxo, Kim