Series: Three River Ranch Book #3
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Blurb: Real-estate tycoon Mitchell Granger has a problem. In order to secure a lucrative deal with an eccentric client, he told the teeny white lie that he was engaged…and now he needs to prove it. Even worse? The only name that came to mind was Sabrina Becker, the girl he was never good enough for growing up, and who still lives near his family ranch.
Sabrina doesn’t mind posing as Mitch’s fake fiancée—no, she doesn’t mind at all. One, she’ll make him pay with new construction for her business. And two, Sabrina’s got a plan to exact revenge on her first love, the boy who left her and Three River Ranch behind. She’ll pretend so well, he’ll fall in love with her…and then he’ll get a taste of what true heartbreak feels like.
But as Mitch sheds his corporate skin and picks up his dusty jeans and cowboy hat, will both his and Sabrina’s grand plans get derailed by love?
Thoughts: The book sounded like good, quick romance to read for me. And it started off fairly promising. Somehow, the book just remained average for me. My main complaint was that I just didn’t feel Mitchell and Sabrina as a couple. I didn’t feel any chemistry or sparks between the two – much less enough to rekindle their old flame. I enjoyed both of their characters – I just couldn’t see them together.
I enjoyed Mitchell’s complicated relationship with his brother throughout the novel – in particular them working together to try to build a relationship with each other after too many years of mild animosity. And Della – the eccentric client that caused Mitchell to begin this whole ruse – was just a hoot. But I just wanted to feel more between the two main characters.