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Crashing into Tess

(McGreers #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Was “Crashing Into Tess” the hit of Jake’s lifetime?

Ivy-educated veterinarian Tess Bamberger leaves suburban Philadelphia for a new adventure in Green Junction, Colorado. Rural ranch work is tough, but satisfying; it’s her attraction to rancher Jake McGreer that finds her in one debacle after another.

Tess has always been confident and carefree, so why are her dreams elud
Paperback, 254 pages
Published September 11th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally! A TASTEFULLY, well written love story that didn't turn into porn after the 2nd chapter! LOVED this book!
Ms. Bean
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a real romance fan, so when I saw this as a free kindle download, I read the first chapter and snapped it up. It's good read, funny, heartfelt, sweet n' sassy dialogue and the kind of small town setting I like reading about. It's got a few surprises, too, and I wound up rooting for Tess as she tried to untangle her feelings while dealing with the challenges. I'll be looking for more from this author.
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, cowboys


I really enjoyed this one, the end didn't feel complete, but it was still a nice finish to the story.

Ashley Clark
Nov 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute story and cute characters
Miranda Freeman
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, give-a-ways
'Crashing Into Tess' was a wonderful book. It captivated me instantly and I found that I couldn't put it down. It was well written with several grammatical errors here and there, but not to the point where it distracts you from the storyline.

Tess Bamberger is a strong-willed veterinarian with skills like no other. Knowing this, you can only be as surprised as her parents when she takes a job in some tiny hick-town. She is tired of her parents running her life so she figured moving from Pennsylva
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
As other reviewers have said, the 1st edition is rife with mechanical errors, though I don't recall noticing any formatting errors. I tend to forgive that more if I love the story, and this one gets that pass. Now that I've put that out of the way, let me tell you how much I enjoyed the story.

It's always a bonus for me when a love story has an interesting setting and background story. Boy meets girl, they're attracted to each other, something goes wrong, it gets fixed, they live HEA is fine, but
Heather andrews
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Poor Jake the boy doesn't know what he crashed into (literally), "he groaned softly, trying to resist. "Tess, I don't usually kiss women I barely know." He tries to be a gentleman around Tess but honestly she brings out the naughty version of him, "I'll be honest. If you want to keep this just to kissing, I shouldn't come. I pride myself on self-control, but you have a power effect one me." He's also a very passionate man, "Jake's heart lept. As he kissed Tess again, she responded hungrily, and ...more
Cherie Smith
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the characters in this book, especially Alice, Tess's sister Sam, and Jake's Aunt Olivia. It was way better than your typical romance. Tess had a lot to deal with, and I was glad when she came out on top. I liked the animal scenes. It did remind me of a chick-lit version of a James Herriot. I got it as a free Kindle download on my iphone and did not have any trouble reading it. I can't wait for this author's next book.
Lilly Christine
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: romance
I had SUCH fun writing Crashing Into Tess, winner of a 2013 "Catherine" Award and a 2014 Bookseller's Best Finalist! Tess is a bit of an awkward heroine, a "good" girl with overbearing parents eager to experience adventure. She finds more than she bargained for in sleepy, rural Green Junction Colorado, including hot single dad rancher Jake McGreer. Thanks for reading and please leave a review!
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun exciting read from the first page you are pulled in as two people meet in a most unusual way. You watch a small town take in and get to know the new vet. As with most things in a small town everyone knows everyone’s business and word spreads fast. The author gives you a wonderful love story that builds slowly with some misunderstandings, controlling parents, icy roads, and one person doing her best to prove she belongs only to find maybe she doesn’t. One man and a little girl hopi ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lilly-christine
Crashing Into Tess is written by Lilly Christine. It is McGreers book # 1. It is the story of Jake and Tess.
Tess is single and has an Ivy league education. She leaves Philadelphia and makes the move to Green Junction for a veterinarian job. She is looking for a new adventure in the small Colorado town. On her first night getting into town, Jake's truck crashes into Tess' rental car. She isn't seriously hurt but pretty banged up. Jake takes charge and makes sure she gets settled into her new pla
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Lilly Christine hit this one out of the park. The characters have depth and the storyline is teriffic. It is refreshing to read something that embraces the English language and shows us that we don't have to curse to get the point across. Crashing into Tess is a contemporary country romance about a city girl turning country. Tess has lived with her overprotective and overbearing parents for 26 years. She is tired of having her life arranged for her by her parents. Having graduated from veter ...more
Renee Bruning
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'Crashing Into Tess' was the first Lilly Christine book I've read. Crazy on Daisy was a free Amazon download but I wanted to start with the first in the series. I was surprised that once I started Tess, couldn't put it down.

The story is about Tess Bamberger a veterinarian with skills not expected of a woman. She surprises her family leaves Pennsylvania and takes a job in a tiny town in Colorado. Her parents are a bit over protective of Tess.

Now you add a sexy rancher, Jake McGreer who puts Tess
Donna Porter
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
this was a great love story. Tess is heading for a small town, Green Junction, Colorado to be their vet with another doctor, She is really excited about starting a new life away from her controlling, lawyer, parents. The weather gets bad and she slides through an intersection where she gets hit by Jake McGreer as he is driving home. Tess hits her head but she slightly remembers a handsome cowboy helping to get her out of the car. He also puts her dog in his truck. Tess gets taken to the hospital ...more
Charlene Whitehouse
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Talk about 2 stuburn people. Jake and Tess take the cake when it comes to love. Lilly Christine writes a Fabulous love story about two people determined to get what they want out of life. Tess is head strong and a go getter. Jake wants happiness again in his life again. Lilly Christine puts it all down on paper so we all can experience the love and affection Tess and Jake have for each other. This book is a must read. Read it in a day. You should too. I highly recommend it.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book! It is so cute and sweet and real-it is tough moving to a new town where you know no one and starting over again and that is exactly what Tess has done, moving from the big city to a small town. When she gets into a car accident, she finds the almost the whole town wants to help her. This is a story from a new-to-me author and I totally fell in love with the town and the characters. Wonderful story and can't wait to read the next one.
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found myself holding my breath for everything to work out...Lots of angst and ranches and a lovely child...the conversations seemed stilted, not very natural. A lot of characters to enjoy. A good book, all in all, but could have been better with a little more development. (Easy for me to say, since I've never published a book!!!) ;)
Delia Ecco
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Super cute book. Tess is a really likeable character, and there are some unexpected turns that make this book interesting. I also really like the second in the McGreer's series Crazy On Daisy
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a well written story, I like this author, will look for more from this author, it keeps you interested from first to last page , would recommend it to other readers, keep up the good work .
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

the area in the mountains of Colorado are so beautiful and the people in small towns and ranches make you believe in the country.the relationships in this book breing it all together.
Natalie Alder
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading about Tess and her journey of self-discovery. She's respectable. Jake is a sexy, hard-working cowboy. You want them to just see that they belong together. And Vicki is so easy to despise. Lots of ups and downs carry you through.
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A cute little love story. Especially for this east-coaster turned Colorado Girl. Great to see the untypical set up of single parenting life-style finds romance. Thanks for the hope!
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was romantic and quirky all at the same time. It was overall a great story. It was worth the read.
Nov 14, 2013 added it
Cute story. Zero steam.
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cowboys, 2-stars
2 out of 5

I read this book last night and slept on it. Something bugged me about it and I didn't want to just do a quick "it was ok" review.

So here goes. While the concept was a cute story I found the execution lacking. There didn't seem to be any emotion. I think I laughed one time. I felt no connection with the characters. A lot of talking but no in depth feelings came through to me. The writing also seemed rushed which could be because of the lack of emotion.

I have a very vivid imagination.
This is a sweet romance story. Tess Bamberger takes a job as a vet in Colorado, miles from her home and overbearing parents in Pennsylvania. As she takes the highway exit into town, she literally crashes into Jake McGreer. They are instantly attracted to each other, but both are not looking for a romance. Fate throws them together, but they have to deal with Jake's vindictive ex-wife Vicki, his cute daughter Cassie and Ron, a cop that hates Jake.

This was a sweet easy read. What drew my attention
Good story but difficult to follow in places due to errors.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
This book was just ok for me. I found it to be kinda boring, honestly. Characters were a bit blah.

I noticed several typos throughout the book, but the last 15% or so was awful.
Overall rating: 2.5 stars

Plot: 5/10
Ending: 6/10
Writing: 6/10
Hero: 6/10
Heroine: 7/10
Humour: 3/10
Steaminess: 4/10
HEA: (view spoiler)
John McLaughlin
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A coming of age story which veers into mysticism, this is very well written, plausible and compelling.
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Lilly Christine has authored ten titles in the McGreers Series with "Too Fast For Love" McGreers #10, currently in the "Cupid's Caribbean Cruise" Box Set. Awarded Librarian's Readers' Choice Best Western 2016, #8 My Kinda Bull released October. In 2016, Lilly also became an Amazon Bestselling Author, with "Last Chance, Cowboy" McGreers #7, included in the Cowboy Country anthology, which hit #2 in ...more

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“I know you think I’ve behaved like a cad, so I’m coming clean. I love you, Tess. I have for a long time. I ache for you. Every morning I wake up, wishing you were in my arms. Back when Cassie was at her mom’s, I was relieved to be thinking about you and not her so much anymore, until I realized it meant that I was in love with you. I fell for you that first morning, when I saw you coming out of the garage with Dave. I couldn’t tell you the other day, but I wanted you to know.” He leaned in and kissed her cheek. “Maybe I have been protecting myself, but mostly, I wanted to protect you.” 1 likes
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