Crashing Into Tess

Crashing Into Tess

by Lilly Christine


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Ivy-educated veterinarian Tess Bamberger sets out for career adventure in Green Junction, Colorado. Rural ranch work is tough, but satisfying; it's her attraction to Jake McGreer that finds her in one debacle after another.

Accustomed to hard hits, single-dad rancher Jake McGreer resists the allure of the talented, flirtatious new vet. But Tess fitsin seamlessly with ranch life; she stitches up his favorite quarterhorse, and mends his daughter's broken heart. His daughter adores her, his friends want a wedding, but her parents are convinced he's up to no good ~ Was Crashing Into Tess the hit of Jake's lifetime?

"A Bridget Jones Meets James Herriot romantic comedy"~ Libra Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492704447
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

I'm thrilled to debut "Crashing Into Tess" on Amazon. "Tess" is a 2013 Toronto Romance Writer's Catherine Award Winner, and a 2014 Bookseller's Best Finalist

When not hunched over my laptop dreaming up strong female leads in sassy dialogue with dashing male counterparts, I'm hiking and down-dogging with my 15 year old tri-color Staffordshire Terrier Clancy, my 6 year old rescue "Jackhihua" Bitsy Bean, and the smartest creature on the planet, Watson the Butterscotch Cat. Pets feature prominently in my life, and they're always found in my novels, too. After all, a girl is only as good as the horse, pup or kitty she comes home to!

I enjoy reading ( der~ obviously!) riding horses, gardening, biking kayaking, skiing, snowboarding and sailing.
I'm always available for book-signings, readings and appearances, especially to benefit my reader's favorite animal shelters and rescues. Check out my website at www.LillyChristine(dot)com!

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Crashing Into Tess 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BaitJB More than 1 year ago
Awesome story. Well thought out and written by an amazing author. She puts the reader well into the story as if they magically entered into into sort of snowglobe world. I could picture the characters and the area immediately. And felt like I was very familiar with it all. Often felt myself smiling, welling up, laughing out loud, talking to myself, the characters, and even the author. Was very hard to put this book down, at all. It is a heart warming adventure. And I recommend it highly.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This was a fun exciting read from the first page you are pulled in as two people meet in a most unusual way. You watch a small town take in and get to know the new vet. As with most things in a small town everyone knows everyone’s business and word spreads fast. The author gives you a wonderful love story that builds slowly with some misunderstandings, controlling parents, icy roads, and one person doing her best to prove she belongs only to find maybe she doesn’t. One man and a little girl hoping they found the answer to a long happy life and a vet trying to find a place she belongs. Tess comes from money she could have just about any vet job she wants anywhere in the world. She just wants a quite small town not carrying about the money. Her parents are not very happy as they try to take over her life she runs from them in hopes of standing on her own two feet. She loves them dearly but needs room to breathe. Tess really is a very down to earth character with lots of soul for the underdog. She has to prove herself before this town will let her in. The Doc is hoping she will stay and take over his business leaving him to move to be with their family. It doesn’t take long for Tessa to meet the hottest man in town hoping to make it to the top of his list she works her way into his heart. She just adores his little girl the feeling are the same for the girl. I just love how they enter act it warms your heart to see the love build between women and child. Jake isn’t looking for love and he seem to fall pretty easy it doesn’t take long for him to find his heart on the line again. He had one big city women and just his luck he falls for another one. He is hoping this one is different but isn’t willing to take that step in case she runs back to the city. He has enough on his plate trying to keep his ranch in the black as he ex tries to take him for all he is worth. If that isn’t enough the ex has new ammo in hopes of getting more money out of him and taking his beloved daughter to the other side of the US. Just as he is ready to give love another try something happens to drive him the other way. With lots of misunderstanding Jake and Tess love might not get off the ground. I really enjoyed this story I thought the author put a lot of time and thought twisting a wonderful plot that you get lost in. There are a few places where you hold your breath waiting for the next shoe to drop. She gives you a few twists to keep the story interesting. I really like the attraction with a slow build up as two people learn to trust, love and forgive as well as finding a new life to start building. Of course there are a few rocks that pop up getting in the way and it is touch and go if they will find their happy ever after. This is the first I have read of this author work I am really looking forward to reading more of it. I found this to be very entertaining keeping your attention with wonderful characters that pull at your heartstrings. The title really fits this story he really does crash right into her or did she him? If you haven’t read anything by this author and would like to try a new one this would be a great author to start with. She gives you a read with wonderful characters that keeps you invest from the first page to the last.
Kindergartenteacher More than 1 year ago
Loved this book from the first chapter. Once I started I couldn't put it down.
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
Crashing Into Tess is written by Lilly Christine. It is McGreers book # 1. It is the story of Jake and Tess. Tess is single and has an Ivy league education. She leaves Philadelphia and makes the move to Green Junction for a veterinarian job. She is looking for a new adventure in the small Colorado town. On her first night getting into town, Jake's truck crashes into Tess' rental car. She isn't seriously hurt but pretty banged up. Jake takes charge and makes sure she gets settled into her new place. Jake is a divorced, single-dad. He is a rancher and used to hard work. He thinks Tess fits in with ranch life very well. She doesn't mind tough work on the rural ranches and it is satisfying to her. Tess is very attracted to Jake but things keep happening that get their signals crossed. Jake tries to resist Tess but it is hard to when she stitches up his favorite horse and mends his daughter's broken heart. Can Tess resist the allure to a job in another town? Can Jake resist the feelings of love for Tess he already has? I loved this first story to the McGreers series. It was nice getting to know Jake and Tess. It was sassy, fun and had a good flow. I read it in one sitting.