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Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.
But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.
The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer.
Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.
His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.
What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other.
Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.
Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
Olivia left town a decade earlier to attend college and created a successful life for herself in NY. When her grandfather passes away it forces her to re-evaluate her life and she is saddened about the time she lost with him. She is determined to honor him in the only way she knows how and that means turning the fortunes of his farm and isn’t about to be deterred by her grumpy co-owner.
Jake’s demeanor comes across as abrupt and unyielding, but underneath is a man who has been hurt so he tends to see problems rather than solutions. He believes that Olivia will only create chaos and he will be the one left to pick up the pieces when she decides to move on to her next adventure. He too loved her grandfather and wants to honor him in his own way which at times puts them on opposite sides until they realize they work better together than apart.
This is a heartwarming story about love and family that is filled with witty banter and an attraction too strong to deny as Olivia and Jack find what they didn’t know they were missing in each other. Not only are Jake and Olivia captivating characters but there is a unique cast of secondary characters that enhance the story as well.