Logan Douglas was bored. Everyone seemed to have something to do, a purpose, except him, and he didn't know what to do about it. He needed to get out of town or get a life before he killed somebody. And if Mason made one more snide remark about him being available because he didn't have anything better to do it was gonna be him.
Charlie Stone knew the meaning of being overworked and underpaid. That was the story of her life. If she hadn't needed what little pay she got from the nursing home, she'd have quit a long time ago. Now, the police were shutting the place down and she had nowhere to go.
Logan had found his mate, Mary Shafer, when they were still children. They knew what they were to each other, but Mary had been killed by a drunk driver when she was only ten. As far as Logan was concerned he'd lost his only shot at love. One mate in a lifetime, everyone knew that. But what Logan couldn't understand was his attraction to the feisty beauty, Charlie Stone. She couldn't be his mate, he'd already lost his shot at that....
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It's not very often that I read a book and tear up, but with this one I just could help but shed some tears for Charlie and the difficult life she has had. **"No, Christ, you need more positive interaction with people."** Charlie Stone is in a rut. Every time she tries to make something positive in her life, something or someone is there to knock her down. When her latest employer is questioned for the death of his patients she knows that she has to get away and move on. The Douglas farms are the last place she thought she'd end up, but they are the one place where her life can start to turn around. **"But they can't, love. Because before this, you were just a woman that lived in my home. Now... well, now you're my everything. As stupids as that sounds,"** Logan Douglas is trying to find his place in working with his family. He's bored and doesn't feel like he's contributing, and watching each of his brother's find their mates and have babies is wearing on his emotions. He knows he lost his one chance at happiness when his mate was killed as a child. But when Landon presents him with his deceased mate's father's will, everything will change for Logan, and just maybe he can find his place and get back in the groove of things. But Charlie coming to work for him will turn his life upside down, but make it that much better for him. If he can keep her alive that is... **When she was in the house, his cat would snarl at him, telling him to find her, to take her, but he's been avoiding any contact with her, telling himself that she was nothing to them. But she was. Charlie was everything to them."**
Logan is feeling left out, he found his mate when he was a kid and she was killed before they grew up. Everyone is happily mated, having children and prospering but he feels like he is a fish out of water. As his world starts to fall apart he finds out the father of his long deceased mate, left his vineyard to him to honor her memory. Charlie is at her wits end, she is barely getting by and things are getting worse everyday. When she does a favor for a old man she never guessed how it was going to change her life. This was a fast read, well thought out, interesting characters and a good storyline. As with all the stories in this series there is danger, drama , humor, love and a sense of family that endears you to the characters making them more real. I really liked Charlie and Logan, they made mistakes but both felt that they were not worthy of love and the good fortune they received. Getting to see the other series characters and keep up with their lives was a bonus and leaves you wanting to read the next book to see what is going to happen. I was given and ARC for an honest review
Logan Douglas doesn't know what to do with his life. He didn't think he had a purpose and if someone, especially his brother Mason, made one more snide remark he was gonna hurt someone bad or worse. Logan believed he had met his mate as a child and she died at the age of 10 meaning he would never have a mate. Charlie Stone was overworked and underpaid at the nursing home and now the police was closing it down and she has no place to go. When Logan and Charlie meet he doesn't understand this feeling for her -- she can't be his mate, can she? Another fantastic read by the amazing Kathi S Barton - would definitely recommend to everyone as a must read.