No girl forgets her first crush. The least he could do is remember it.
Chrissy James has only been home in small-town Levenham a few weeks when her teenage crush plays hero and saves her from an aggressive drunk. Seven years ago, Nick Burroughs was the school hottie while she was the overweight girl with braces, bad hair, and an unrequited obsession with the sports star every girl in school wanted. Her failed efforts to attract Nick’s attention still burn.
Chrissy sure has his attention now, but she’s older, smarter and focused on settling into her new dream job as wine marketer. No matter how sexy he’s grown, or how keen his interest, Nick will need to do a lot more than see off a drunk if he wants to win her over.
But Chrissy doesn’t count on the determination of a Burroughs boy in love. Nick will do anything to recapture Chrissy’s heart, even if it means acting the romantic fool and embarrassing himself in the process.
Will Nick’s efforts to make amends for the past backfire or will Chrissy’s career thwart everything? Grab this cute small-town romance and find out!
For readers who enjoyed Romantic Book of the Year finalist Santa and the Saddler by Cathryn Hein.
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About the Author
A South Australian country girl by birth, Cathryn loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who’s as good with his heart as he is with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don’t flinch from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful.
Cathryn was born horse mad, which is little wonder with three generations of jockeys in the family. After scoring her first horse at age 10, upon whom she bestowed the eternally romantic name of Mysty, Cathryn spent the rest of her teenage years in equine bliss riding pony club and hunt club, and competing in eventing, dressage and showjumping until university beckoned.
Armed with a shiny Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Roseworthy College she moved to Melbourne and later Newcastle, working in the agricultural and turf seeds industry. Her partner’s posting to France took Cathryn overseas for three years in Provence where she finally gave in to her life-long desire to write.
All of Cathryn’s novels have been finalists in the Australian Romance Readers Awards and the 2014 awards also saw her in contention for Favourite Australian Romance Author.
Cathryn currently lives in New South Wales at the base of the Blue Mountains with her partner of many years, Jim. When she’s not writing, she plays golf (ineptly), cooks (well), and in football season barracks (rowdily) for her beloved Sydney Swans AFL team.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 stars I purchased a copy of the Australian second chance at love short novel A Levenham Love Story Book 4: Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy by Kathryn Hein and this review was given freely. Danny's brother and farmer Nick is at a crossroads, sidelined with an injury and feeling lonely he has a surprising meeting with Chrissy, a girl he was oblivious too in High School. Family excerpts intermix with a course on wines as well as some sweet and some awkward scenes as Danny and Chrissy take a journey through attraction, trust issues and finally find love.
Chrissy James is back in Levenham, her hometown, and she's happy she can spend time with her family and friends again. She's found her dream job, working as a marketer for a winery. Chrissy used to be madly in love with Nick Burroughs when they were both in high school, but he never seemed to notice her, no matter what she did. Now that she's all grown up she has his interest straight away. He even saves her from an aggressive man, someone who's had too much to drink and won't take no for an answer. Nick instantly falls in love. However, Chrissy isn't the naive lovesick school girl any longer and Nick has to work for it to make her notice him. Will he be able to win her heart? Nick knows he's fallen head over heels in love with Chrissy soon after his heroic rescue. He needs a plan to make her realize that he's changed from an ignorant boy into a true gentleman. Nick will do anything to make Chrissy fall for him once more and that means their roles are now reversed. He doesn't mind if it makes him look foolish, as long as he has the opportunity to show the girl of his dreams how much she means to him. Will Chrissy give him a chance? Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy is a wonderful romantic story. Nick is a kind and caring man. He genuinely feels bad about not paying more attention to Chrissy when they were in high school and I loved how he tries to make it up to her. Chrissy is a cute, innocent, good-natured and sensitive girl. She's smart and talented, but has been hurt in the past and doesn't easily let anyone in anymore. Nick has a difficult task to accomplish, but he's determined and willing to do whatever it takes. This is incredibly adorable and I enjoyed reading about every single one of his actions. It's clear from the start that Nick and Chrissy belong together and I loved the amazing chemistry between them. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out if they'd get their happily ever after. Cathryn Hein has a great warm writing style that is laced with humor. I was immediately captivated by Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy. It's an entertaining and endearing story about true love and second chances. I really liked this charming feelgood story that put a big smile on my face. Cathryn Hein's vivid descriptions of her main characters and their feelings are making the story come to life in a fabulous way. Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy is funny, sweet and very romantic.