For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success—including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate’s as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fought composure at every turn.
Cate had known a lot of things about her husband before he died three years ago in a car accident, but how much debt he’d gotten them into wasn’t one of them. She needs her job at Cross Creek, even if her boss is both gruff and gorgeous. But Owen’s a family man, through and through, and the last thing Cate is interested in is anything—or anyone—with strings attached.
As Owen and Cate join forces to right the farm, they discover there’s more to the other than the surfaces shows, and that passion can be found in unexpected places. Can Cate heal from the loss of one family to gain the love of her life? Or will the past prove too much for the promise of the future?
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A great read!!!
This was a great read! Owen was broody, moody, and just overall seemed miserable until Cate came in to his life. These two were perfect for each other. He helped Cate see what an awesome person she truly was, and that her dreams truly do matter.
The Cross family dynamics had me cracking up. I love how close Owen is to his brothers, and even his sister.
The only reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars is because of an issue they faced at the end, that I think one person threw away too quickly. I mean, it was resolved. But the way a person feels about something that was presented to them just doesn’t go away overnight. It was still a fantastic read, that I would definitely recommend!
Heartwarming Romantic Journey!
Heartwarming, emotionally engaging and sweetly thrilling romantic journey for two people that were not really looking for love but found it in-spite of themselves.
Owen Cross is the classic alpha male older brother holding down the family farm and keeping everyone together, he is gruff, lonely and has a huge heart. Cate McAllister is a sassy, sexy and smart as a whip widow next door with a past she like to keep to herself. Including all the debut that her late husband left her in and she really is not wanting to depend on another man again (no strings for this girl). Highly entertaining late night cuddled in bed read that I really enjoyed.
I'm having a book hangover! Eli and Cate's story is real with real life troubles. Beautiful and heartbreaking all in one! I laughed, I cried, I fell in love!