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There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.
Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.
Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.
Daddy duty might be his toughest mission yet…
I’m such a category chick. Especially if its a series and its small town. Ms. Madsen has written a great series in Hope Springs. And get this, you don’t have the books in order to understand what is going on. 🙂
Cam and Emma are probably my favorite couple of the series. I’m a sucker for the secret baby/second chance tropes. Ms. Madsen delivers them on bost counts and doesn’t make them seem stupid. Or dumb them down for the reader. She delivers on the cuteness meter with their daughter Zoey but also delivers on the attraction between Cam and Emma.
If I had one compliant is that Cam’s situation could have been explained or explored a little more in depth. His anger issues were there but I felt like they were glossed over…in a way. Otherwise, I loved him from the beginning. I also like his relationship with his brother Heath.
Emma is a breath of fresh air on the “I had a secret baby” trope. She has a great job, plenty of support and didn’t need a man to make her happy. Making mac and cheese for Zoey was good enough for her. And yes, when she realizes that Can is back…its just too dang funny.
I loved their chemistry from the get go. Great dialogue, being friends and parents first and actually getting to know each other without the smexy times. Connecting on so many different levels besides Zoey, made for a great time watching them fall in love with each other.
Don’t miss this series. Ms. Madsen writes from the heart and I swear I want a cabin to visit in her world. 🙂
Other Books in the Series
Sometimes love is right where you left it.
Sadie Hart has a plan: return to her small town of Hope Springs so she can regain her confidence—and bank account—before giving one more shot to her country music dream. The dream that means more to her than anything. The dream she chose over her high school sweetheart, the brooding and sinfully handsome Royce Dixon.
Royce has moved on from his memories of the beautiful Sadie. Now he’s focused solely on running Second Chance Ranch, where he rehabilitates troubled teens through ranch work. But when he needs a new employee and Sadie’s the only one to volunteer, he has no choice but to offer his old flame a job.
Whether riding a horse with the wind in her hair or mucking out the stalls, Sadie can still get Royce’s heart beating like no one else. But Nashville is her dream, and Royce can’t settle for second best.
The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation…
Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad’s real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn’s not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness…
So much for her “nice, conservative boys” rule.
Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won’t give in without a fight – even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor’s mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he’s in deep trouble. Because it’s inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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