Jessie McBride has been through hell and back – a few times. Life hasn’t been very fair or kind to her, which has hardened her resolve to remain the fiercely independent woman she is. She keeps herself selective of a few friends and Tiffany her remaining family member. This way there’s no messy entanglements and life is peaceful with only her job and work on her home and land to worry about. However, the little mundane existence she’s created is about to get a bit more crowded.
Henry Green was raised by his grandpa to be a knight-in-shining armor and an all around good guy regardless of his parents’ decision. There is a special chink in his armor for damsels-in-distress though and it’s clear by Jessie’s house alone that she’s in distress. Except this damsel won’t let Henry do what comes naturally to him and instead he’s met from the start with resistance from a woman he finds impossibly stubborn yet undeniably irresistible.
I very much enjoyed the sixth and final installment in the Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas series. I was eager to read Jessie’s story and the author does not disappoint in delivering her emotional tale and ultimate happily-ever-after. Henry is hard not to like right from the beginning. His patience and attentiveness is just what Jessie needs, while Jessie’s down-to-earth personality is just what Henry needs. They are very compatible characters, so the romantic elements in the story heat up rather quickly after they meet. The story is very character driven and focused mostly on Jessie and Henry with a few minor appearances by some familiar faces from the series.
The characters, the setting, and the emotions are believable and realistic. Each story in the series gets better and better and I can’t wait to read what the author does with the spin-off series. If you haven’t read any of this author’s work yet, make sure that you do. This sexy and fun series is not to be missed!
Jessie McBride barely survived the unexpected death of her loving parents. Forced to fend for herself with few people to depend on while raising her younger cousin, Jessie learned to be self-sufficient. She kept a few friends close and pushed the rest of the world away, along with that helpless, dependent girl she was once. Been there, done that, never again.
It works until Henry Green enters her life, with sentimental tales of his grandpa and family. Jessie is drawn in as Henry strives to take care of the man who raised him. But while Henry is putting things in place for his grandpa to retire, his well-intended controlling ways are smothering Jessie.
Can Henry's invitation back to life and love tempt Jessie to drop the emotional wall, or will Henry give up on chasing the girl she once was?
This book can stand-alone.