From Library Journal
Cody, the oldest of the three Tucker boys, is returning to Sweet Plains, TX, and the family ranch, Tucker's Crossing, following the passing of their father. To preserve the homestead, one of the Tucker boys must live on the ranch for 365 days. Cody drew the short straw and will have to face his demons while turning the ranch's finances around. Little does he know that waiting for him there are his former love, Shelby, and a nine-year-old surprise. While Cody may have wanted to forget that Sweet Plains existed, Sweet Plains hasn't forgotten the Tucker boys, and Cody is welcomed home by everyone—everyone but Shelby. As Shelby and Cody rediscover their past attraction and sort out a nine-year-old misunderstanding, someone is trying to run Cody off so that the brothers' inheritance is forfeit. Who is behind the trouble at Tucker's Crossing? Can Cody move beyond his difficult past and live there for at least a year, or will the past pull him and Shelby apart again, leaving Shelby and the ranch to fall into another's hands?
Adair's debut novel is the first in a trilogy about the Tucker boys and their family home. She has built here the foundation for a great contemporary Western, with great characters and an intriguing story set in a small town. You'll want to visit Sweet Plains and the B-Cubed for some biscuits and to meet the locals; they'll make you feel right at home.—Lisa Jordan, Gardner Neighborhood Library, Johnson County Library, KS
About the Author
Marina Adair is the #1 bestselling author of beloved romances such as the Sugar, Georgia books; the St. Helena Vineyard series; the Heroes of St. Helena series; and the Sequoia Lake books of which It Started with a Kiss is the first installment. Marina enjoys writing contemporary romance novels in which the towns are small, the personalities are large, and the romance is explosive. Marina holds a master of fine arts in creative writing and lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California. She loves interacting with her readers. You can follow her on Twitter at @MarinaEAdair and sign up for her newsletter on her website at www.MarinaAdair.com/newsletter.