Paralegal Olivia Stone knows there’s more to life than billing and briefs. She follows her sweet dreams and enters a harvest contest, pinning her hopes on her strawberry preserves. She walks away with a blue ribbon, a job offer, and a sizzling attraction to farmer, Theo Harper. Eager for a change, she accepts the job and moves out to Theo’s farm.
With a battered heart and a poet’s soul, Theo is happiest alone in the fields. He is content with his blog and his plants, until Gran gets sick. He needs help, and when Olivia shows up, with her organized plans and her tight jeans, demanding his attention, sparks fly in the kitchen, and the bedroom, and the barn… But Theo is determined to keep the blazing heat from thawing his heart.
Adjusting to her new job and her overwhelming attraction to Theo isn’t easy for Olivia. Her career and her heart are on the line, and she struggles to let go of her rigid need for control. She doesn’t want to walk away from a future with Theo, but she needs more from him than lust. Theo will have to be brave enough to give love a second chance.
About the Author
As a young woman, Eva Moore loved nothing more than to dive between the pages of a romance and lose herself in the story. They were perfect for avoiding midterms and report cards. She even met her husband while reading a book. About the time the second baby came along though, she found she had little time for diving into anything but laundry. Missing her stories desperately, she began to make up her own. The stories she played with in her mind while she washed dishes and changed diapers eventually made their way onto the page, and she was hooked. Eva now lives in Silicon Valley, after moving around the world and back, with her college sweetheart, her three gorgeous girls, and two Shih Tzus who think they are cats. She can be found most nights hiding in her closet/office, scribbling away, and loves to hear from the outside world. Please visit her at www.4evamoore.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked Olivia and her determination to achieve her dreams. She's super organized and hard working, but doesn't know if she will find love. I struggled a bit with Theo, a quiet, grumpy farmer with abandonment issues. I liked their chemistry, but when he pushed her away he was just SO mean! Sometimes I felt Olivia forgave too quickly. I loved Gram and Olivia's friends though. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.
Growing up Olivia Stone has learned to survive with keeping her life organized and using lists to ensure everything has it's place. She's worked herself tirelessly to put herself through school and get to where she is as a paralegal. The job afforded her the money to send to help support her brother through school, and now that he's graduated, Olivia can't see any reason to not try and find what she's passionate about. When she gets the opportunity to start a new job on a farm to help Theo and his grandmother to extend their organic farm line, she snatches up the offer. But having Theo Harper as her boss and the chemistry that sizzles between them makes working difficult for these two. Theo Harper learned at a young age to guard his heart. After watching his mother drive away from him without a backwards glance he is determined to keep all relationships with women firmly in the "fun" zone but never letting them get close to him. Until he meets Olivia Stone, the one woman who has found a way to worm her way into his life, work, and heart. I absolutely adored Olivia and Theo's story. For these two to finally find happiness, they must overcome the issues they both have. Can Olivia let loose the reins a bit on life and live a bit more "in the moment" without relying on lists? Will Theo be able to finally open up his heart and see that happiness is in front of him or will the walls he's built around his heart drive Olivia away?
A wonderful romance read that won't disappoint. The second book in the Girls Night Out series is full of the same wonderful characters , steamy romance, as well as a well thought out plot. Can't wait for book 3!