When Marietta newcomer Elena Puente is coerced into attending a speed dating event at the popular Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop, she’s blindsided by a serious attraction to local cowboy, Wesley Banks.
Still recovering from a broken engagement, the first-grade teacher from Las Vegas isn’t looking for romance. She’s in Montana to get to know the great-grandfather she never knew existed until she found some hidden family letters. Judge Kingsley is a grouchy recluse and he’s far from welcoming, but Elena is determined to stay in town long enough to give his neglected estate on Bramble Lane a facelift.
Elena’s resolve to avoid romance is tested when she discovers Wesley is the caretaker of her grandfather’s rural property. Soon, she and the cowboy are attending more speed dating events at the chocolate shop and she’s seeking his advice on how to deal with his ornery boss. Local gossips wager the old Judge will run Elena out of town before anything serious develops between her and Wesley. But Wesley’s a determined man, too, and he’s betting Elena belongs in Marietta forever…with him.
Another wonderful addition to the "Love at the Chocolate Shop" series.
With vivid descriptions the of the town of Marietta, Montana and the people who live there, you'll feel like your catching up with old friends.
When Elena Puentes discovers letters that her Mother had hidden away, she decides it time for a trip to Marietta, Montana to meet her great grandfather, Judge Alistair Kingsley. Elena’s first stop in town was Copper Mountain Chocolates where she walks in on a speed dating event and meets Wes Banks, a local cowboy, who she later finds out works for Judge Kingsley. When she goes to meet Judge Kingsley, she finds him to be a grumpy old man with an equally grumpy guard cat and a house in disrepair.
Elena decides she wants to help fix up Alistair’s home and Wes is more than happy to help out. They soon find themselves falling in love, but they can’t seem to figure out how it can work as they both live in different states and have different views on family.
The story is about discovering your roots, finding love and place to call home. I enjoyed this book a lot. The characters were detailed very well and the story moved along at a good pace. It's a great series that I would recommend to anyone who loves a good clean romance. I look forward to reading the next book.