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Clay, who made his money by modeling underwear and being a butt double, decided it was time to get out of the business and come home to be surrounded by family. As well as coming up with a great idea for a new business that would also bring extra revenue to the town, he wants to become a volunteer firefighter to help his community. However he constantly has to face peoples prejudice and they wrongly assume he is just a ‘pretty boy’ and therefore cannot possibly be committed to anything responsible.
Charlie, who was very deeply scarred as a teenager, is a firefighter and stables her horse on the Stryker property. She is a very blunt, honest and forward person that has been hiding herself away for years but now desperately wants a child. She has a choice in that she gets over her emotional problems by visiting a psychiatrist or just tackles the problem head on. As is the norm with Charlie, she decides just to tackle the problem and asks Clay for help. I really loved the way that Clay was with Charlie, he really is a nice and genuine guy who despite being an exceptionally good looking man Clay wanted to be known and treated as more than just a ‘piece of ass’. It was actually nice to read that it was the man who was suffering from the classic stereotyping and not the woman!
I thought this was a great story from Susan Mallery and a great addition to the series. I am looking forward to reading Evie’s story and reading more about the Stryker family and the Fool’s Gold community.
ARC kindly provided by Harlequin via Netgalley.