When a surly sheriff butts heads with an unstoppable woman, sparks fly.
When an outlaw's bullet ends his career—and almost takes his life—Sheriff Joaquin Obregon locks himself away from the rest of the world. But when a stubborn woman comes into his life, refusing to take no for an answer, he finds himself wanting to say yes…to her.
Mary Margaret McCallahan is proud of her skills as a nurse, but she's never had a patient as difficult as this gruff, handsome sheriff. She's going to bring him back into the world no matter how much he grumbles—or how attractive she finds him.
The battle lines are drawn, and only love can win.
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This is a novella that follows what happens to Joaquin following his recovery from his gun shot wound. It takes place after the action in Autumn Sage. Isabel has informed Joaquin of her marriage and he did not take the news well. He feels stuck and less than what he once was. One of the nurses, Mae, is frustrated with him feeling like he only needs to get out and attempt life again. After a disastrous camping trip meant to be a therapy for Joaquin, the two find themselves in an unlikely friendship that could lead to much more. I loved being able to follow Joaquin's recovery and see him move on from what happened. My favorite part of the story is Mae though and I found myself frustrated that I didn't get to know her as well as I would have liked. It's understandable given the constraints of a novella, but I just wanted to know more about her life before California. This does a great job of tying up the rest of the story thread that began with the attack in Summer Chaparral: Las Morenas 1. The novella comes with a preview to High Country Spring which made me want that even more. I absolutely can not wait for Franny's story. (And Felipe's.)
Once again Genevieve Turner has created a story that took me back in time to earlier days in California. Joaquin used to be a sheriff but was shot in a gunfight then spent time in a sanitarium to recuperate. Mae is from the East Coast, a nurse at the facility with career goals that she hopes will take her to Los Angeles to work in a big hospital. Sent out together on a camping trip the two opposites begin to see one another in a different manner. Mae is a healer with spunk and sass when out of the hospital and wants Joaquin to heal in body and spirit. She sees more in Joaquin’s future than he does and pushes him to want more, too. There are obstacles to overcome for both Mae and Joaquin if a happily ever after is to be found. This is a quick enjoyable read and I thank the author for a copy to read and review.
Sweet for a good romantic read- loved this series