Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother's estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. Read more...
Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother's estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. In her will, she left Etta part-ownership of a B&B that's about to go bankrupt before it even opens. And what's worse--Etta's partner is Donny Joe Ledbetter, a handsome devil with some serious bad boy charm. Growing up, Donny Joe didn't give Etta a second glance. Now, she's got his whole attention.
A far cry from the shy bookworm he once knew, sexy, spirited Etta Green is nothing but trouble. Yet Donny Joe decides to play nice. After all, the quicker they open the B&B, the faster this exasperating--and irresistible--woman will be on her way. Donny Joe has never been a one-woman kind of man. But one crazy little moment of unforgettable desire may change his mind--if he can convince Etta to stay for good...
- ISBN-13: 9781455515769
- ISBN-10: 1455515760
- Publisher: Forever
- Publish Date: June 2013
- Page Count: 354
- Dimensions: 6.76 x 4.27 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.39 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-05-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Love and secrets are cooking in Cannon’s down-home follow-up to Ain’t Misbehaving. Etta Green is a Chicago chef with a chip on her shoulder. Donny Joe Ledbetter is a boy from “the wrong side of the creek” who made good. Thanks to Etta’s grandmother’s final request, Etta and Donny Joe wind up co-owners of a bed and breakfast in Donny Joe’s small Texas town. They must learn to work together to navigate the business, family, and a grumpy old tomcat named Gabe. Past secrets, odd friends, and an unexpected custody arrangement help the initially weak characterization and plot to warm up. The artificial and somewhat tepid romance goes to a full boil with only the most cursory nod to passion and spark. The predictable twist provides a glimmering bright spot, but is quickly overshadowed by Cannon’s inability to decide whether she’s writing sexy romance, suspense, or a heartwarming smalltown story. Agent: Kim Lionetti, BookEnds Literary. (July)