A Swoon-worthy Romance - 4 Stars
He's a rough and rugged hockey player. She's a posh British princess. To win an enormous inheritance, they're forced to live together. This is not going to go well.
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When his former hockey coach passes away, Declan Cadell is shocked to learn the man left him a cattle ranch. Well, not exactly. He's got a little hurdle to jump over first. He has to win a trivia contest against the man's estranged daughter. Oh, and there's a caveat: he's only in the running if he lives and works with the spoiled princess who blew off one of the greatest men he's ever known.
As if it wasn't hurtful enough that Seraphina Crutchley's biological father replaced her with a bunch of sweaty hockey boys, now he's forcing her to vie for her inheritance with one of them. Worse, the guy clearly can't stand her because if–no, when she wins the contest–she'll sell the land and return home to London. Why on earth would she keep a cattle ranch in Wyoming?
But Seraphina comes to learn the contest is about so much more than a ranch. It's about learning who her father was and why he stopped asking to see her. It's about falling in love...and finding the courage to fight for it.
This was a fun forced proximity, enemies to lovers, opposites attract story with characters that started off a bit rocky, but who definitely wormed their way into your heart. I didn't much care for Phinny at first - the posh princess spoiled socialite character doesn't do it for me. But when I saw how much she was willing to work and get her hands dirty - she really proved herself. Declan is a bit of a jerk at first - but he grew on me also, once he let down some of his walls and started to let Phinny in. Seeing the two bump heads but then ultimately come together was a ton of fun, and I really enjoyed how they played off of each other.
This is ultimately a story about family and about finding where you really belong. It's about seeing through the misconceptions and prejudices you might have and allowing yourself to open up and be who you are really meant to be. Phinny and Declan find each other, but they also find home, and that's what made this story so good to me.
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Award-winning author Erika Kelly writes sexy, passionate, and emotional contemporary romance. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.
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