Note: Predictable, old fashioned PG-rated romance with a slight religious undertone
EASY READ. Sweet, homegrown heroine, appealing storyline, and well developed supporting cast. There ARE witty and engaging moments in the book, HOWEVER, the characters and story are dated, the dialogue stilted, and the rich, overbearing, suspicious, male chauvinist hero really detracts from the story.
THE STORY follows reserved, occasionally sassy and confrontational, Kasie Mayfield, hired as a live-in admin assistant to rancher, Gil Callister, marketing genius/ranch manager, and his two adorable girls. There is a romance in there somewhere, but it is hard to find because the erratic hero can't seem to make up his mind -- he hates her, he wants her, he's angry, he makes a pass, he accuses her of neglect, he's hot for her, etc. It is difficult to feel the love.
OVERALL, a quick read, but predicable to the point of boring. My advice, skip it and try one of D. Palmer's other books instead.
You may also enjoy the complex characters and storytelling of N. Bruhns, A. Stuart, L. L. Miller, R. C. Ryan, or L. Wilde. For sweet, funny, romances with great descriptive imagery and heart touching angst, try Susan Fox, Cara Colter, and E. Palfrey.