Book 0.5, Oak Grove
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He’s hiding inner demons that drove him away from town. She’s sworn off bad boys. Their passion erupts while trapped in a snow storm, but will she ever see him again?”
After losing a patient, Dr. John “Butch” Daniels questioned his ability to continue as a doctor and left town to find himself. It’s time for him to return to Oak Grove after several months away. Caught in a snowstorm on the way into town, Butch stops in to what used to be his favorite motorcycle bar, Last Call, only to find it under new management. That’s not the only thing changed, as he spots the sexy, spunky bartender.
Carla’s a loner, not able to hold on to the ones she loves. Her father left before she was born, her mother ignored her growing up, and her “bad boy” boyfriend brought her to Oak Grove and then unceremoniously dumped her. Despite that, she maintains a positive outlook on life. Thankfully the new owner of J.J.’s Bar and Grill offers her a lifeline in the form of a job and place to live. As they are closing up one night before a snow storm, a bearded stranger steps in the door, and she can’t look away.
Sparks fly and Butch and Carla spend one steamy night together as the snowstorm rages outdoors. Carla awakes the next morning to find Butch gone without even leaving a note. Typical. Will Butch and Carla find their way back to each other or will their one night together be their Last Call?
Very unbelievable, and the female lead acted more like a snotty, immature 13 year old than an adult woman. Would not recommend this book.
A very detailed novella with well developed characters, inner conflicts, and a HEA. Reason for only 3Stars, Butch/Carla fell into insta-love too quickly, wish for more details leading up to this making them work for it more. I know it is just a novella and a story has to be so compact, nature of the beast and all, but I just wanted more in this aspect :)
Received novella in exchange for honest review
Good start to a new series but all standalone books!
Prequel novella to the Oak Grove series. A rather predictable but fun short story! If you enjoy small town sizzling romance, you will enjoy this and it will make you want to read the series. They're all stand-alone complete stories with HEA's. Definitely will read the next in this series - this is a good start!
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book, however, this is my honest opinion.