Falling for the Hometown Girl

Falling for the Hometown Girl

by Shelli Stevens

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Katie Marshall is known for her 'girl next door' reputation and for always playing it safe. So, when she books a bachelor party from Seattle at the Marshall Ranch, she isn't sure what to expect until trouble strolls in–Hunter Richardson, local rebel turned successful software tycoon...and Katie's job gets a lot more interesting.

Hunter has always struggled to find his place in Marietta. Now, somewhat reluctantly, he's back in his hometown and not looking forward to a week on a cattle ranch... but that all changes when he sees Katie, the girl he could never forget from high school. A girl he shouldn't want anything to do with. Soon, he realizes he wants much more from her than just a guided tour of the Montana landscape.

Hunter's plan had been to get through the week, before returning to Seattle and his million dollar gaming company. Instead, he finds himself falling for the hometown girl...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157449773
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: The Marshall Ranch , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,360
File size: 439 KB

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Falling for the Hometown Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
This story shows s You Running a guest ranch you never know who will show up. When a a bachelor party shows up with a former resident of the town who has made it big with coding in the gaming world not only does like be blossom but old hurts are revealed.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Utterly ordinary fare without a trace of originality. As bland as toast, without enough chemistry to carry the formulaic buildup of the anticipated kiss from the end of a chapter to its lukewarm conclusion at the beginning of the next. If you haven't read this before, it must be your first romance novel. Three stars only because it was relatively grammatical and no one was outrageously stupid.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Strong and likable heroine and former "bad boy" who's returned to town, find common ground in this enjoyable story.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great read it flows
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, with a flair for details as needed. Nice story about life in smallsvile and the variety of reasons people leave to live somewhere else. Only realizing later that things can be different if given a chance. Seemed to be just the right amount of teasing in the storyline, as well as some elaborately detailed descriptions of the backdrop to the setting. The call of nature and opening your eyes to see the nature about you as read the book. Thank you for the opportunity to give this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book, even with some questionable word usage. The editing was too choppy to give it fiive stars. Not all of us have a crystal ball to read the author's mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cool. That sex scene bothered me though. The finger and the other stuff, too much and didn’t seem realistic. Appropriating my people’s (lesbian) culture. The effect they had on each other was different and I felt it was kinda sexist a tad. Anyway the book passed the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shelli Stevens story was about Katie who loved a small town life and Hunter who escaped to create a gaming empire in Seattle. Although she found him attractive, she couldn't see herself happy in the city. Hunter told her he was attracted to her but he had no intention of staying. Their story was entertaining and I would recoommend it to other mature, adult readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute and simple read. The ending was a little rushed, but the overal character development and plot were good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read, 160 pgs of romance ,humor and, some drama. The characters flow well together and there's some zing between them. This book is light a hearted romance with well written intimate scenes and there's great descriptive parts of the country sky. I'm looking forward to reading another of this authors books..... as long as the author keeps the story line longer than 160 pgs..... I'm hoping that this author doesn't short change readers by making a story line into a prequel........vw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cute story with some steamy bits
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RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
The high school crush all grown up plot made me very happy.  Even though Hunter and Katie didn’t know each other very well then there was something between them and when they meet again as adults it develops into something a bit … well, more  :)  Hunter hasn’t been home in a long time – his childhood isn’t exactly something he wants to revisit.  He didn’t really fit into the small Montana community growing up and really couldn’t wait to get out.  But, given the chance, he finds it hard to pass up the chance to see Katie again.  He may be an adult but there is still a part of him that is still that boy.   Katie tried living away from home but it wasn’t for her and Marietta is where she belongs.  When an old face appears again, spending a week at her ranch, the attraction proves impossible to ignore.  She knows he’s leaving but she can't resist the geeky, sexy man who is a genius with computers and looks oh-so-good in boots & a hat.  Time spent with Katie at the Marshall ranch gives Hunter a chance to look at his past with adult eyes and decide what will really make him happy. (I haven’t read the first book in this series (surprise!) but I don’t know that it really mattered.  There may have been a bit more development of the sibling relationship and how they’ve dealt with their father’s death but I felt that Stevens does a good job of giving her readers a complete and satisfying stand-alone story.) *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A fun sweet read for a perfect lazy afternoon. Katie, "the girl next door" runs a ranch when she books a bachelor party from Seattle. She soon finds out that "the bad boy from town", Hunter is part of this party. After Hunter left town a few years ago, he now become a successful software tycoon. Hunter, has always had a certain liking to Katie, and now is the time to act upon his feelings. Will Katie open her heart or still play it safe? Soon there will be fireworks in the sky and not just for Fourth of July. I thoroughly enjoyed this story of finding love and opening your heart. I loved how Hunter, gave Cal and other kids like him a second chance in Marietta. Coming home, cane be good.
paulalala09 More than 1 year ago
Katie Marshall runs the Marshall Montana ranch which has become a noted destination for vacationers during the summer. Bachelor parties are another fast growing business and her latest one will give her cause to reflect. The man putting on the party for his friend is an old friend/crush of Katie: Hunter. She may have been all of fifteen when he left Marietta but the years in difference haven’t erased her memories of him nor of his for Katie. He’s now a wealthy software developer in Seattle and not the teenage boy Katie knew. Sparks are flying for Katie and Hunter and add in a creepy groom with entitlement issues and you have the makings for a great story.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Oh, that cover won me over, I saw it on NetGalley, and I just had to stop my regular schedule and take a detour at Marietta, Montana. And I am glad I did - the Seattle hipster computer geek comes home to Marietta and finally has a chance with the cowgirl he had dreamed about since high school - and it was definitely a swoon worthy seduction. I liked that the author didn't take the easy way out with all the road blogs on the way. There were some tough bumps that the hero and heroine had to deal with before they could find a peace in their hearts. Hunter Richardson never felt like he fit in Marietta as he was growing up. He was different and some made him feel it as well by bullying him. He had made his life into a huge success, found his place in the world, was comfortable in it, yet there was something missing. I adored how he had been pining after Katie Marshall since the drama class in high school. And I could understand it, Katie was a kind, sweet, considerate, loyal girl. She seemed to charmed everyone around her, and she was easy to like. There's drama in the story, with the small town gossip, the bachelor from hell, and the high school bully to be faced again. But Katie and Hunter also live very different kinds of lives, and to have a future together, one of them would have to make a sacrifice that could be asking too much in a long run. This story has romance, it has passion, it has friends and family drama. It made me smile and swoon with the Montana kind of romantic moments, yet the trouble Katie and Hunter face was real and it felt true. I really enjoyed the story, it was entertaining and enticing, charming and sweet. ~ Four Spoons!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good1 text
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but seriously in need of editing.