About the Book:
Rayne Shelby has spent her entire life trying to earn the approval of her high-powered family, with the hope of one day managing her late grandfather’s prestigious Idaho lodge. But when she makes a mistake that puts her future in jeopardy, she faces an impossible choice: defy her family or deny her dream. The only way to fix the mess she’s created is to enlist the help of her neighbor, Levi, the apprentice of her family’s greatest enemy. And if Rayne gets caught crossing the divided property lines, the consequences will be irreparable.
Levi Harding has never forgotten the August night he shared with Rayne when they were teens—or the way she later rejected him. Despite his warring instincts, he can’t ignore her plea for help or the spark that’s ignited between them. But now, as wildfires bear down on their town and family secrets are revealed, their newfound alliance might just go up in smoke.
At the time I finally picked up this book to read, it was the book that had been on my TBR pile the longest- 17 months. After reading the first chapter I kept asking myself, "now WHY exactly did it take me so long to read this book??". I couldn't put it down! Rayne and Levi's romance could easily be compared to a modern day version of Romeo & Juliet. From the start the conflict between her family and his employer was established setting the stage for their forbidden romance. While their chemistry is electrifying, the tension is also there just underneath the surface of their interactions hinting at a questionable future. When the truth of the age-old conflict was finally revealed, I was not only surprised by the cause of the rift but cheering for the way Deese brought the story to its end. Fantastic read that I will enjoy again and again!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the author or publisher in any way.
Nicole Deese is a full time lover of humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled fiction. When she's not writing a sweet romance, she can usually be found reading near a window and drinking a mango La Croix. She lives in small-town, Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious and smarty-pants sons, and a princess daughter with the heart of a warrior.
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