One daring kiss with the playboy tempts the good girl, but can she tame him?
Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He’s already tired of late nights and romancing, until elementary school teacher Beth Cooper happens to cross his path. Suddenly Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what’s left of his reputation.
Good girl teacher Beth Cooper is far too practical to fall for Autry Hill, even if she had a crush on him way back when. The man’s been breaking hearts since middle school. But when he becomes her unexpected champion and then they work together to help one of Beth’s troubled students who’s about to lose everything, she sees a different side of Autry – serious, compassionate, determined and dedicated. And that Autry is nearly impossible to resist. Does she need to?
After seeing the Hill’s brothers Cash and Will get their happy endings, I was very happy to see that Kadie had written a story on brother Autry. As the baby brother, Autry is the playboy of the family. Always with another girl and not very serious. Therefore, his father and mother are a bit hesitant to have him inherit the family ranch. Since his older brothers and sister are not going to stay at the ranch, they want Autry to have it. However, on one condition: he has to refrain from women and scandals for the next six months.
Since Autry is already realizing that his one-night-stands aren’t very fun any longer, he agrees to the bet. Because he really wants to stay in his home. And then he helps Beth, the local schoolteacher when she has a problem with her mean neighbor. But things get out of hand and Autry ends up in jail because of the fight with the neighbor. So, that would be a scandal… However, since Beth feels responsible she offers to help Autry, by having the officer change the sentence from jail to community service. To be a buddy to an orphanaged boy.
Unexpectedly, Autry realizes there is so much more to Beth and to being a buddy to an orphan. So, ever slowly he changes into a very considered cowboy, who melts Beth’s heart. But not everyone is convinced of Autry’s change. Will his past haunt him forever? A cute, heartbreaking and funny read. Kadie has done it again! Five out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: March 2019
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥