Note: This is part of the Colton Tree Ranch box set that includes: Dalton, Eamon, & Parker.
At the time of this review the series is available in Kindle Unlimited.
Disguised as a vet as a favor to a friend, this musician has a lot to learn about life on a ranch, and living with a cocky cowboy!
Everything in Hazel’s perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she’s in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn’t exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.
When Dalton Sullivan takes a spill from a bronc at the last rodeo of the season, his life changes forever. Uncertain about his future, his fortunes take another turn when Grandpa Joe bequeaths him a dilapidated horse ranch in his will. Dalton’s plans to refurbish the place and turn it into a working ranch again are interrupted when a beautiful woman shows up pretending to be someone she’s not.
Even though Dalton knows Hazel’s hiding the truth, there’s something about her that makes him want to change his solitary ways. But will he be able to convince her to do the same before their time together runs out?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
Dalton is a low angst, opposites attract, closed door romance (nothing more than kissing between them). I liked the story which is as much about Dalton and Hazel carving out new lives for themselves individually as it is a budding relationship. I think Holt tried to tackle too much for a novella length book and random things could have been left out for a more cohesive storyline. Overall a pleasant listen.
Dawson McBride is a great choice for a western/cowboy book. He has a deep gravely voice and the perfect southern drawl for the story. He’s easy to listen to.