Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge.
Gage Cooper has always wanted the family cabin. Not only for the oil on the property, but as a way to prove to his father that Gage's past doesn't define his future. When his dad wills the land to stranger Charlotte Wilkinson and all Gage gets is a mysterious key, he's determined to do anything to get his rightful inheritance back.
Charlotte Wilkinson never expected to inherit a piece of property in Sweet Ridge, Texas - the Aussie businesswoman is focused on building an environmental analyst career here in the States. But the moment arrogant oil-man Gage Cooper walks into her office accusing her of seducing his father, all plans for selling the property to him fly out the window.
Then fate threatens to send her back to Australia and the dueling duo are forced to accept a fake marriage to keep their dreams alive. But as they discover common ground and a surprising chemistry together, suddenly Gage must decide what's worth more: the land he's always coveted or a future with Charlotte.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Texas-Fire-Secrets-ebook/dp/B01D97DF34
Sweet Texas Fire is a sweet love story that creates a slow burning romance that's sure to please readers. The author, Nicole Flockton, has created two believable characters, and plunked them in a unique situation. I've always loved the enemies to lovers trope and that's exactly how this story starts out.
I loved Gage and Charlotte's reactions to each other when they meet in person for the first time. Charlotte anticipated meeting a billionaire who resembled Colonel Sanders, and her jaw dropped open when Gage entered her office. "Why, oh why, couldn't he have a beer gut instead of a flat stomach..." Gage expected a "scorned middle aged woman," and found a spirited redhead with a tempting mouth and "sexy as hell" accent.
Though I suspected where the plot was going--and loved every second of it--Flockton still pulls out some surprises and plot twists in this fast read.
Sweet Texas Fire checks a lot of the in-trend boxes--billionaire bachelor, marriage of convenience, and enemies to lovers. I highly recommend this book to lovers of contemporary romance.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
To learn more about Nicole Flockton, visit her website: http://www.nicoleflockton.com