Stella wants nothing to do with Sadie, the sister she's never met, but when Sadie’s sexy friend Beau tracks her down, accidentally ruins her life in Miami and offers temporary sanctuary in a road trip to Texas, she has to reconsider.
While he was alive, Stella’s father, Clive Hollowell, made it clear he wanted nothing to do with her, so she can’t generate a tear when she hears he’s died. She’s not too interested in what sexy Beau Junger has to say about her half sister Sadie either, since the legitimate daughter never spared her a thought. She’s definitely not interested in a trip to the Hollowell ranch, even when Beau tells her Sadie never knew she existed until their father died. However, after the sexy ex-Marine stops her boss—an angry bully with mob ties and some dangerous friends—from assaulting her, he convinces her to leave town and trek to Texas for a long-overdue family reunion. The man seems as approachable as a stone wall, but their enforced togetherness and meeting with his mother along the way forge an intense emotional connection that surprises both of them and which is complicated by scorching sexual tension combined with determined abstinence on both sides. Plagued by trust and abandonment issues, Stella is certain she neither wants nor needs a sister or a lover. So why does Sadie make her feel so special and Beau make her feel so safe? Gibson’s romance is light, funny, touching and sexy. With a fast-paced plot and characters that keep the audience engaged and connected, Gibson manages laugh-out-loud humor as well as sweet tenderness.
A few quirky elements make for some “out-of-the-box” plot points and an original take or two on hot, contemporary romance.