Series: Cabin Fever #3
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Welcome back to charming Blue Arrow Lake as temptation sizzles in a glittering new romance from USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway…
Blue-collar landscaper Brett Walker has no interest in the Hollywood vacationers flocking to his hometown in the California mountains. But the scarred ex-soldier does have a duty to protect Blue Arrow Lake—and the family ski resort—from a serial burglar. So when he suspects a break-in, he takes action…and ends up catching sinfully tempting down-on-her-luck heiress Angelica Rodriguez. She reminds him of trouble, but he can’t deny her a safe place to stay—in one of his cabins.
Angelica has plenty of reasons to distrust—losing her money to her father’s legal woes being one of them. Getting up close and naughty with rough, tough and sexy Brett tempts her out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a man who’s not from her wealthy world. She’s after safety and he’s chasing justice, but the fire between them might reveal that all they want is each other.
CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING is a sweet and fun story of courage and self-discovery. From Angelica Rodriguez who has lost everything and has to start over, to Brett Walker who has sworn off rich, entitled heiresses and made it his personal duty to protect his charming town, and both Glory and Kyle, who are weighed down by the burden of family expectations, each of these characters goes through a journey that ends in happy-ever-after.
Even though she grew up privileged, Angelica has always been lonely and all she ever wanted was a place to belong, the security that comes from knowing that she is loved and accepted. Now, due to her father’s theft of her savings, she finds herself broke, homeless and desperate until a stroke of luck leads to work and housing for her. Her only issue is her close proximity to the man she’s been crushing on all summer.
Brett’s landscaping company caters to the rich homeowners in their small town like Angelica’s family and even though he’s attracted to her, he considers her to be pampered and entitled, until he spends time with her and discovers that there is a lot more to her than a spoiled princess. Brett has sworn off relationships and he’s honest with the women he dates: all he can give is one night, no more. But with Angelica, he wants so much more and he finds himself overwhelmed by his need to protect her. His past experiences have hardened his heart so getting him to let go of his prejudices and open up to love is a major undertaking.
I really liked Angelica because she did not let her circumstances keep her down for long. She was always positive, open and optimistic. I enjoyed the Walker siblings and their close-knit relationships with each other and how they gave Angelica a place to belong. In spite of his initial preconceptions, Brett was sweet and charming and caring and I really liked how he took care of Angelica.
I also loved the romance between Kyle and Glory and their own journey to their happy ending but I would have loved them more in their own book. I haven’t read any of the preceding stories but I really enjoyed the slow and easy feel of CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I look forward to the next book in the series.