Reese Hudson meant to destroy mementos from her last failed relationship, not burn down an outhouse and incur the wrath of a sexy park ranger. When the judge rejects her offer to pay for the structure and sentences her to rebuild it—with the hot ranger supervising—she embraces the challenge to take control of her life.
Park ranger Wade Baker wants nothing to do with the rich city girl, no matter how tempting he finds her lush curves. She’s too much like his ex-fiancée, and if he’s learned anything, it’s that women like Reese don’t fit into his world. And he sure as hell wants no part of her big city life.
Reese may not know a hammer from a screwdriver, but she’s working hard to prove she’s not just some pampered princess to be toyed with. And damn it if Wade doesn’t admire her tenacious spirit. If only they got along half as well outside the bedroom as they do in it, there might be a chance for them after all…
He liked her laugh. He liked the way her smile lit up her whole face. He liked her. And that was the problem.
He just simply liked being around her.
So why did this have to be such a problem? Why couldn’t they just hang out together and have a good time? Maybe he was letting his bias against females and money cloud his judgment of Reese.
Had he really even given her a chance? It couldn’t hurt to just spend some time getting to know her. Could it?
He leaned back in his chair, regarding her. “So, what do you like to do for fun, Ms. Hudson?”
She narrowed her eyes as if she wasn’t sure if he was serious or giving her a hard time. “Not much. I’m fairly boring. Most nights I read, watch a movie, or take my dog for a walk. Or sometimes I get crazy and do all three in one night.”
He grinned. “That does sound pretty crazy.”
Although his idea of a crazy night with her was something completely different.
“How about you? What do you like to do for fun?”
It sounded as if she added just the teeniest bit of tease to that question, but he couldn’t tell for sure. Maybe it was just his own thoughts going into overdrive. “I guess I like to tinker around my grandpa’s garage, hike, get out and enjoy nature, and I spend a fair amount of time fishing. Have you ever been?”
“Fishing? No, but lately I’ve decided that I need to try more new things.”
“Yeah? I was thinking about doing a little night fishing after supper. Want to come along?” “Sure. I’d love to go fishing with you.”
What the hell had she been thinking?
I’d love to go fishing with you?
She thought he was flirting with her. Like fishing was some kind of code for making out.
No, he’d really meant fishing. Like, for actual fish.
About the Author
USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”
She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.
Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.
Jennie loves to hear from readers. Follow her on Facebook at Jennie Marts Books, or Twitter at @JennieMarts. Visit her at www.jenniemarts.com and sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest news and releases.
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