This eighth book in Brown's Spikes and Spurs series is The Brady Bunch meets Reba with a little spice thrown in for good measure.
Adele O'Donnell is a single mother raising two daughters after her husband, a wealthy diamond dealer, left her and disowned his daughters for a whole new family. She was raised on the rough-and-tumble grounds of a ranch and has missed the country life ever since she let her ex carry her away to the glitz and glamour of the big city. Remington "Remy" Luckadeau is a playboy who's had to adjust to a lifestyle that doesn't include honky tonks or one-night stands after his brother and sister-in-law died and left him custody of their two boys. Both Remy and Adele hope to start new, more wholesome lives on a farm with their kids. Both have fallen in love with the Double Deuce ranch, but the owner can't decide whom to sell it to. He's friends with both families and is concerned with finding someone who will love the land and the animals living on it as much as he does. His solution is to take a monthlong cruise with his girlfriend and let Adele and Remy take care of the ranch together. Whoever's left when he returns will get to buy the place—or else they'll draw straws. Adele and Remy are both confronted with the heartbreaking prospect of losing the ranch, so they pose a real threat to each other. But over the course of the month, the four kids become a family. Only by giving in to the attraction they've been resisting do Remy and Adele finally realize what their children have been telling them—they're more than a team, they're a couple.
A sweet story about building family out of what life hands you.