Lam Draeger’s deep wounds from the death of his young son and his subsequent divorce were still healing when he was saddled with his running his family’s cattle and rodeo stock ranch and the responsibility of raising his siblings and keeping them out of trouble. His every moment is devoted to running the ranch and business smoothly. He’s had no time to mourn his many losses or try to rebuild his personal life. And romance? Out of the question, no matter how sweet the temptation.
...don't fall in love in the kitchen
Single mom Gwen Hobbs is right back where she swore she’d never be – cooking in the kitchen at the Draeger ranch just like her mom before her. But since her fiance and the father of her daughters walked out on her, taking all their savings with him, she’s forced to be practical. So she vows to ignore the attraction that hums between her and Lam and to stop dreaming of becoming a chef. But when Lam suggests she audition for a cooking competition, Gwen realizes that not all her dreams are out of reach, and her growing hopes extend far beyond a professionally tricked-out kitchen.
A wonderful start to a new series.
This book is about two people, Gwen and Lam, who are brought together and discover they needed each other more than they imagined. They just didn’t know it at the time. Both have suffered at the hands of fate and deserve a new chapter in life. After Gwen’s fiancé leaves her and the twin girls, she returns to Last Stand, Texas, and begins cooking at the Draeger’s ranch, where her mother works. Lam runs the ranch and still in pain over his divorce and son’s death. He stays busy and has no time for much of anything, especially a new relationship. But, fate has a way of working things like this out when you least expect it.
Gwen and Lam had really good chemistry and I enjoyed seeing them get their happily ever after. I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of this promising new series. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.