This story has me very conflicted. I love the Montgomery family and this story only made me love them even more. Porchia is a good, solid character that is interesting. However, the bad guy is a bit hard to take. Porchia keeping why she came to Whispering Springs makes sense when you realize that her parents let her blow it way out of proportion. It looms more important than it actually is. But, enough of that, it’s the romance that is important and that part of the story rocks. Darren is great and his desire for Porchia comes through. Porchia makes mountains out of mole hills until she finally sees the light. Romance is in the air at the family campout with impromptu to weddings, romance rides and men being men. Totally wish that I could attend it. So, I’m not sure exactly how to rate this story but I will say that I didn’t want to put it down and even with what I see as flaws, the overall story is excellent.
This story is part of a series though you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. Each book does stand alone.
Porchia is happy in Whispering Springs. Her bakery is doing well and she has friends. All this is threatened when an old boyfriends calls says he’s out of prison and Porchia owes him. Trying to buy time, Porchia bids on a date with Darren at a charity auction. The date is for his family’s annual camping trip. Surely, she can figure out what to do there. What she doesn’t figure on is her attraction towards Darren taking over her common sense. What is she to do?
They’re different as night and day…but it’s the right time for love.
Porchia Summers was born into a family who gave her everything except affection. She acted out until her parents sent her to Whispering Springs before their high-society friends found out about her arrest record.
She builds a good life in Texas, but then the old boyfriend who got her in trouble tracks her down. Desperate to find a way to keep her past and present separate, she places a bid at a bachelor auction on the one man who’ll get her out of town for a few days.
Darren Montgomery is thrilled when Porchia wins him and a week of camping with his entire family in a charity bachelor auction. He’s also curious. He’s been flirting with the town’s sweet, sexy baker for years. Sometimes she flirts back, but she’s never let things go further than that. Darren’s not complaining, but he wonders just what’s going on behind Porchia’s pretty eyes.
Warning: Watch out for chigger bites, love bites, and secrets that bite.