Author: Ellie Thornton
Series: Harvest Ranch Romance #14
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: June 21, 2021
She believes in first impressions… and his was the worst!
Jessie Winslow will do anything to make her dreams of getting a house of her own come true.
Even work with the arrogant, albeit handsome, one-time actor turned real-estate mogul on his new land development deal in her beloved hometown of Harvest Ranch.
That is if she doesn’t throttle him first.
But she has bigger fish to fry than him—like bringing to justice the man who robbed her cousins and a bunch of other people in town of millions of dollars. She may feel a little guilty for vouching for the guy; guilty enough to sidle up to his charming brother for answers to his whereabouts.
Alexander Young wants to finally prove that he’s more than the handsome face on the big screen, and this new land deal in Harvest Ranch is the perfect way to do it.
He doesn’t want to get involved with the townsfolk of Harvest Ranch or anyone for that matter. They all just want him for his fame anyway.
But he can’t stop thinking about the local he and his business partner hired to film their project for them. Jessie’s apparent disgust for him is refreshing, her wit, charming, and her eyes, distracting.
Not that it matters, he’s not here for the girl. If only he hadn’t tried to kiss her within minutes of meeting her… maybe then she wouldn’t loathe him. Besides she’s more interested in the one man Alex hates more than anything.
It’s good to be back to Harvest Ranch once again. This story was a really fun and cute read with plenty of action and mystery as well, two things that author Ellie Thornton knows how to do very well along with romance. She brings the perfect balance together to create amazing stories. I did have a hard time getting into this book in the first few chapters. However, once I was halfway through I couldn’t put it down, it got so amazing and I was hooked once again. There are so many ties that get brought in and finished up that it keeps you going.
I love stories like this with such a strong enemies to lovers sense, two people who shouldn’t work together but somehow do, very well. One of my favorite things about Love and Loathing is that even when you think nothing else crazy could happen, something else does on the next page. I was very happy with this story and look forward to more from Ellie Thornton and for the next set of books in the Harvest Ranch Romance Series.