Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gone Country by Lorelei James



Rough Riders #14
This is the love story between Gavin and Rielle. Gavin had found his biological parents, Charlie and Vi McKay, about two years ago. His mother urged him to find them on her death bed. He visited them in Wyoming and they came to Arizona to visit him. He bought Rielle's B&B when she was having financial problems and he let her stay there until she built her new home. She never thought that would happen.
Sierra, Gavin's sixteen year old daughter got into trouble and he got custody of her for a year when her mother decided to run off to Paris with her boyfriend. He packed up and moved to Wyoming and into the B&B. Rielle is upset but what she doesn't know is this move is going to change her life in more ways than one!

I loved this story.  Gavin was more of a McKay than he realized. I loved the midlife love affair.

From the author:
She’s a little bit country, and he’s...not.
Arizona businessman and long-lost McKay love child Gavin Daniels has been awarded sole custody of his teenage daughter Sierra for one year. In order to steer Sierra back on track after a brush with the law, he pulls up stakes and heads to Wyoming, looking for support from his ranching family…even if he isn’t sure where they fit in the McKay dynamic. He’s prepared for every contingency with the move: the less-than-enthusiastic response from his daughter, learning to run his corporation remotely, but he’s thrown for a loop when his new housemate, Rielle, is a whole lot sexier, funnier and sassier than he remembered.
Rielle Wetzler has finally overcome the stigma of having hippie parents and being a young single mother. In the two years since she sold her ailing B&B to Gavin Daniels, she’s become financially stable running the homespun businesses she loves. But now Gavin is in Sundance to claim the house that’s rightfully his. Although Rielle knew this day would come, she isn’t prepared to leave the home she built for herself and her now-grown daughter. And to further complicate matters, her long-dormant libido is definitely not ready to live with this newly buff Gavin—who isn’t a cowboy, but has the take-charge attitude to prove he’s all McKay.
Sharing a roof, their troubles and their triumphs is too much temptation, and before long, Gavin and Rielle are sharing a bed. But sharing their hearts and lives forever? That’s a whole ’nother ball of wax.
Warning: Contains a feisty, independent heroine who doesn’t need a man to take care of her needs outside the bedroom and a sweet, sexy and bossy hero who’s up to the challenge of proving her wrong.

Excerpt:

Chapter One

August...
“Sierra Daniels. Please stand.”
She stood. So did Gavin.
“Would you like to say anything before we discuss your case?”
Gavin glanced at the members of teen court and then at the magistrate. “Permission to speak on Sierra’s behalf, your honor?”
The magistrate’s hard gaze zoomed to him. “And you are?”
“Gavin Daniels, your honor. Sierra’s father.”
“Permission granted. What’s on your mind, Mr. Daniels?”
“I understand that a community service sentence is often handed down in a case like this. I agree that it would be a good lesson for my daughter. But I respectfully request you consider an alternative.”
Holy shit. Dismissive wasn’t a reaction Ben usually got, especially not in here. And that intrigued the hell out of him. Casually, he said to Murphy, “Introduce me to her.”
“And why is that, Mr. Daniels?”
“Because we will be moving out of state next week.” Gavin shot Sierra a harsh look when she opened her mouth.
“Next week?” the magistrate asked skeptically.
“Yes, your honor. The day of my daughter’s arrest last month I was meeting with Judge O’Connor and he granted me sole custody of Sierra at her mother’s request. Since I’m no longer legally bound to live in Arizona, we’ll be moving closer to family.”
A pause. “Where will that be?”
“Sundance, Wyoming.”
From the corner of his eye he saw Sierra gaping at him, but Gavin kept his attention on the magistrate.
“In light of this being your first offense, your guilty plea, and the security guard recovering the stolen item, I will dismiss the charge—provided you have no contact with the store and you have no subsequent incidents in the next six months. Then this infraction will be expunged from your juvenile record.”
The magistrate looked at Sierra. “And to be honest…your father forcing you to move to Wyoming is punishment enough.”

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Pages: 428
Published: 2012

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