Lynnette Austin presents the second book in her sassy Texas-set Maverick Junction series, now in mass market!
Nearest Thing To Heaven
Series: Maverick Junction #2
Author: Lynnette Austin
Publisher: Forever Publishing
Red's Rating: 4 Heartwarming ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ty Rawlins, the widowed father of rambunctious triplets, is at odds with Sophie London when she returns to Maverick Junction at Thanksgiving for her cousin Annelise Montjoy's wedding to Cash Hardeman. Chicago is home, where she runs Starlight Productions, her greeting card company. Sophie is a fish out of water in Texas. The cows freak her out. The long-horned steers are nightmare inducing. But Ty's triplets, one of whom spilled cherry soda on her white silk lap at Cash's barbecue, are enough to make her run all the way back to Illinois in her Jimmy Choos. What will it take for Ty to convince Sophie that Maverick Junction is where she belongs, right beside him and his boys?
About the Author:
Lynnette Austin loves Starbucks, peppermint patties, and long rides with the top down and the music cranked up! One of the great things about writing is that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged. She grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to New York, then to Wyoming, and presently divides her time between Florida's beaches and Georgia's mountains. She's been a finalist in RWA's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her-to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse.
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Here Is My Review:
When Sophie London sets out to Texas for her cousins wedding her plan is to attend the wedding, and get back home before she makes the same mistake her cousin did and get charmed by a handsome cowboy and decide to leave the big city behind for a much simpler type of life. She isn't too worried about it happening to her because she is pretty emotionally unavailable right now... that is until she runs into Ty Rawlins. The minute she meets him again she is completely enamored with him, there is just something about the tall, charming and oh so handsome cowboy that draws her in. But when she learns that the single dad is dealing with a lot right now, she immediately moves him to the friend category...question is how long will he stay there?
Ty Rawlins doesn't have time for love right now, between keeping his bustling ranch afloat, and wrangling his triplet sons he has little time for a social life... nor does he really have it in him to travel down that path again. Losing the love of his life is still taking a toll on him, and he isn't so sure he'll ever be open to searching for that again, but he didn't plan for a woman like Sophie London to wander into his busy life. And the minute she does, he finds himself not wanting to let her leave, there is just something about the quirky city girl that does wicked things to his heart... a heart he had long since thought was damaged beyond repair. But he soon learns happily ever afters can happen more than once in a lifetime...
As soon as I read the synopsis for this one I knew I was about to embark on a very special literary journey, I mean what is not to love about a single dad finding his soul mate again! These two were quite the pair, it was evident from the very beginning that they were perfect for one another...even if Sophie had her doubts. Once Ty found a way into her heart I knew there was no way she would let him and his adorable sons get away, she had her reservations about stepping into a situation like Ty's. but once she was there she realized she may have been wrong all along. But before they could truly get on to their happily ever after someone had to throw a few kinks into their plan... and it had me on the edge of my seat, and wondering if this one was going to pan out like I had anticipated! I have to say this read was quite a refreshing change of pace for me, and a great reunion with Ms. Austin's books. Highly recommend this one, it's sure to leave you with a happy heart!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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