If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.
At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.
Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.
They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
Oh, my land. Young farmers are hot. Who knew?
Griff Shipley, a former football player, doesn’t seem the type to be dedicated to cultivating the land. Audrey Kidder had some kicks of the non-football variety with him in college but she never expected to find him operating an orchard. And he never expected to find the party girl acting as a buyer for his produce.
Will she buy his produce? Will he let her? What kind of fruit could a relationship possibly produce? Especially when Griff and Audrey are like apples and oranges.
This is a highly enjoyable read that would be fun to read outside. Say… under an apple tree. Five stars.
You can read the first chapter here: FIRST CHAPTER