Unlucky in Love
Book 4, Whisper Creek - A Whisper Creek Novel
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From the author of Once Upon a Cowboy (“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming.”—Lauren Layne) comes another sweet novel of the Whisper Creek Ranch, where sizzling Montana men melt the most stubborn hearts.
After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.
Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.
Praise for Unlucky in Love
“This is one of those books you don’t want to put down (not even for a snack or to get some sleep) but you also never want to finish. . . . After being enthralled by the beauty and the peace of Whisper Creek, coming back to reality sucks. Big time.”—Roberta’s Dream World
“If you’re looking for a sweet, romantic love story, I highly recommend all the novels in the Whisper Creek Series. Unlucky in Love made me laugh, sigh and try to figure a way to get to Whisper Creek Ranch.”—TBQ’s Book Palace
“Unlucky in Love was sweet, charming, emotional, and with beautiful Montana as a backdrop, it was an engaging romance.”—Guilty Pleasures
“Alexis and Gunnar’s romance was very sweet and romantic, making the book full of warm feelings and happily ever after. It was just what I had been looking for.”—Wicked Reads
“What a great new addition to the Whisper Creek series! . . . A perfect story that emphasizes what home really is.”—It’s About the Book
Praise for the Whisper Creek series
“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming, Once Upon a Cowboy is the ultimate pick-me-up. Everything about this book made me smile. Maggie McGinnis just keeps getting better and better!”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Witty dialogue, a heartwarming story, and a hero I’d like to take home with me combine for a compelling and enjoyable read. Maggie McGinnis has crafted a novel sure to make you want a cowboy of your own!”—New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray, on A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise
“With characters you’ll love and a story that will make you smile, Accidental Cowgirl is a winner from a witty new voice in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Unlucky in Love
This book pulled me in right from the start. I chose this one because it seemed to be a good read. I have read one before from Maggie. I was right. Lexi and Katie had to take care of their mother. She makes dramas for them to come help her. Lexi is a nurse. Kate manages a B&B. Lexi has just been dropped by her fiancé. Major Spoiler. She signs up to be a nurse for Whisky Creek guest vacations. She is here from Maine to Montana. Then she meets Gunnar. He trains the camp horses. She is terrified and also wants to get braver. They get close and she has to leave in 8 weeks. Spoiler. Gunnar has to make a run for a horse to train. Lexi gets an emergency call for her family. This is where you are really grabbed. She has to go home and everyone thinks the other has told her. Major Spoiler. I enjoyed reading this story. I felt for both Lexi and Gunnar. Major Spoiler. You need to read to find out how it comes out. I hope you choose to read this story. Enjoy reading your book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
I LOVED this book and I really enjoyed returning to Whisper Creek! While it's not necessary to have read the prior books to understand and enjoy this story, it was fun to catch up on all the characters I fell in love with in the previous stories. The writing is excellent and there is a nice easy flow to the story.
Alexis Maguire has spent much of her adult life caring for her mother. When the happily ever after she thought she was headed toward comes crashing down around her she knows she needs a break and a little time to herself. Her fiance dumped her just a few weeks before their wedding telling her she is just too predictable and boring. Well spending the summer on a ranch in Montana is neither of those and she plans to show her ex just how fun she can be. The first person she meets is Gunnar Peterson. He's a drop dead gorgeous cowboy who's easy, carefree, and fun to be around. Lexi (yep, shortened the name to be more fun) feels relaxed and adventurous when she's with Gunnar. Soon he has her trying all sorts of things she never would have done on her own. As the summer moves on and their relationship heats up, it saddens both of them to know that things between them could never work. Montana is the home he's always longed for and she's tied with caring for her mother in Maine. Sometimes though with a little faith and a lot of planning everyone can have their HEA!
Put this one on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
Another enjoyable trip to Whisper Creek
I enjoyed this story. Alexis was easy for me to identify with as I am not very adventurous either. Gunnar's determination to help her see that she was best as herself kept me reading this book. This was my second trip to Whisper Creek and I will return. I highly recommend this book and series.
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my voluntarily given review.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Oct 11, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 241 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, Whisper Creek