After graduation, Zoey Hodge couldn't wait to leave Buckhorn, Kentucky, in a trail of dust. Tired of being blamed for an incident that wasn't her fault, she had hoped to never return. However, due to her mother's accident, Zoey’s back to open a pet grooming salon and nurse her mother back to health. Garrett Hudson is one person she doesn’t mind seeing again because he was one of the few in town who was always kind to her.
In school, Zoey was smart, funny and courageous. She was also secretly in love with Garrett. Garrett fell hard back then and never really fell out. He's determined to prove to Zoey that there are plenty of reasons to stick around Buckhorn.
Garrett and Zoey's story is not too complex, but it’s very sweet. They didn't really socialize in school, but now Zoey is back and they get a chance to really get know each other. They try the friends with benefits first, but emotions soon get in the way of that arrangement.
I would have loved to have seen these two in a full sized novel, and not a relatively short novella…mostly because I didn't want the story to end!
From New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster comes a sizzling new Buckhorn Brothers novella
For odd-girl-out Zoey Hodge, the best thing about Buckhorn, Kentucky, was leaving it behind. And now she's back—at least until she can nurse her mother back to health and hightail it out of there anew. But there's one person she doesn't mind seeing again. Garrett Hudson was one of the few who was always kind to her. Now he's a firefighter—still one of the good guys, but with a sexy alpha charm that's tempting her inner bad girl.
In school, Zoey was smart, witty and unafraid to be herself. Garrett fell hard back then, and he's falling even faster now. As far as he's concerned, there are all kinds of reasons Zoey should stick around. Her pet grooming business. Her mom. And the chance for him to prove that he can be her real-life hero in every way that matters….
Look for more titles in the Buckhorn Brothers series, available now from Lori Foster and Harlequin HQN: Buckhorn Beginnings, Forever Buckhorn, The Buckhorn Legacy and the novella "Buckhorn Ever After" in the Animal Attraction anthology.