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Audiobook – at the time of this review the audiobook is part of KoboPlus:
She wants to create the perfect family Christmas…
Heiress Madeline Love has one last chance to impress her father and organize the perfect Christmas—their last one as a family before her father weds a younger woman and forgets about his only daughter. Madeline wants to create some much-needed family memories in their historic Montana ranch that she’s always loved. All she needs is the help of one man, Seth Casey, ranch builder to the rich and famous, to give the neglected ranch a quick holiday facelift.
Contractor and architect Seth Casey has dreamed about buying the dilapidated Love property and restoring it to its former glory since he was old enough to swing a hammer. But when he finally gets the long-awaited call, it’s not what he hoped for. The ranch is not for sale and the design the pampered, poor little rich girl requests is all wrong for the historic property.
Can they put their differences aside in order to make this a Christmas to remember?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating between Madeline & Seth’s perspectives
This is book 3 in Kelly Hunter’s Montana Bachelors and Babies series. While this stands well on its own, the books are best enjoyed in order starting with, Must Love Babies.
I continue to enjoy how these stories are a quick, but well developed listen. Not super angsty. I’ve enjoyed them all, but this might be my favorite. Seth Casey’s crushed to learn that the seemingly abandoned ranch he’s always wanted buy is now occupied. Madeline recently discovered she’d inherited the home and land.
Loved this story of the architect and the interior designer working together on a property that hold special meaning to them both. And finding more with each other. Town gossip and Madeline’s family threaten their happiness. I enjoyed Seth and Madeline as individual characters and as a couple. I loved their HEA.
Hunter’s website says Book 4 is in progress and I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s Mason’s book.
I loved Amy McFadden’s narration. She brings Madeline & Seth to life and her portrayal of several of the secondary characters completely cracked me up. This whole series was easy to binge and I can’t wait for more.
About the author:
Make readers laugh, make them cry, make them HAPPY. Let’s go swimming in all the emotions.
I’m a USA Today bestselling author of award-winning contemporary romance and I write stories in three main lanes:
Razzle-dazzle high-stakes sexy romance set in romantic cities around the world.
Small-town cowboy stories set mainly in Montana.
And contemporary Rural Romance set in Australia.
The promise to readers is different for each lane but I rarely resist a laugh and love always wins.
You can connect with Kelly Hunter here:
About the narrator:
From Amy McFadden’s website: I live in Michigan and even in the dead of winter I love to laugh so much that I never have to do situps. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t do situps anyway, but hey, laughter is the best medicine, so I must be SUPER healthy, right?
I’m an actress now, and I used to be a 2nd grade teacher. I loved that part of my life, but after doing it for a bunch of years, I was ready to move on to the next version of me. They’re not really very different versions-teachers and actresses both reach out and engage people through stories. I’m NOT a morning person, but waking up to tell stories makes mornings better-than-tolerable.
I love books and the Muppets and smart people and kind people (not necessarily in that order) and sleeping and chocolate and coffee and writers and learning and Oreo cookies and a bunch of other stuff-but I’m starting to make myself gag on all this love.
I hate a bunch of stuff, too, but who cares about that junk? It’s probably the same stuff you hate, so I won’t bore you. Except I REALLY hate listening to people eat bananas.
You can connect with Amy McFadden here:
My Favorite Quotes
Note: I listened to this, so any spelling/grammar/punctuation errors are my own and not the author’s.
“Lord save him from rich city girls.”
“There was only so much of a reclining blissed out Seth Casey that she could stand to see at one time.”
“Fuckin first borns.”
“He’d made her smile. Best feeling in the world.”
“Swinging a hammer all day clearly came with benefits”