She'd been duly warned, of course
But what really got her dander up was Rafe O'Sullivan's taunts that she wasn't the type to manage a farm.
She had inherited the 20 acre piece of land near Australia's north coast &, fed up w/ city life, had decided to give the country life a try. Unfortunately, the land was smack dab in the middle of Rafe's & he badly wanted her to sell out to him.
Not on your life, she said to herself.
City girl Kim Forsythe unexpectedly inherits a 20 acre farm. Despite her lack of knowledge about running a farm, she is tempted to quit her job in Sydney and move to Australias north coast. Two things, however, stand in her way. First, the farm lies in the middle of Rafe OSullivans property and he desperately wants to purchase it. And, second, there might be a more recent will in existence that gives all property to Rafe. Kim decided to brave these impediments and moves to the farm. This throws her constantly into the path of Rafe and his family, as Kim finds she needs a lot of guidance in running the property and dealing with the livestock.
Although Kim is attracted to Rafe, she doesnt want to become just another one of his conquests. Rafes constant presence, however, means that Kim cant help falling in love in spite of the fact shes certain he doesnt return her feelings. It takes a flood, the finding of the lost will, and the pursuit of Kim by another man before Rafes intentions become clear to both Kim and the readers.
This is a very cute and well written story. Allyne at times pushes Kims character toward snide and ungratefully, but continually drags her back from the brink of being obnoxious through her heart-felt apologies and sincerely good intentions. One of the best parts of the story is the teasing and loving relationship demonstrated by the OSullivan brothers and sisters, which makes them all so easy to like.