Very quick and easy read-I read it in a day. I really enjoyed the first book in the Valentine Valley series. Looking forward to reading the next.
I won't go into the plot much as the book excerpt here sums it up well. This is a typical romance book plot. Though, I did love the way from the very first chapter how Nate and Emily were just drawn to each other even though they were polar opposites. It was a lot like how I met my husband so, on a personal note I really enjoyed that dynamic of the story.
All I will say is that I grew up in and around small mountain towns like Valentine. So, I was really looking forward to reading a romance set in the locale of an everyday small American mountain town. The author did a wonderful job of describing the scenery, the people, the buildings and the politics of a mountain town. It brought back lots of memories.
As in any romance in the genre the story has some predictabilities, but, I enjoyed reading about how and why Nate and Emily did what they did. It's a nice start of the Valentine series.
When Emily Murphy walks into a bar and sees a sexy cowboy looking at her from under his hat, she knows she is in trouble. After having a couple of beers and making out with him on the pool table in the back room, she knows she is more than in trouble.
Emily Murphy finds herself back in Valentine Valley, a mountain town she hasn't been in since she was a little girl. Now that her mom has passed away, Emily has inherited a store on the main street of this town. Emily has decided now that she has divorced from a very controlling man, she is ready to take control of her own life, and that will start by fixing up the store to sell and then going back to college. But then she meets Nate.
Nate is a cowboy, who works on a cattle ranch with his dad and brothers, and has lived in the valley all his life. He loves to help people, maybe a little too much. So when he sees that the store Emily now owns is a ramshackle, he reaches out and offers his help. But Emily wants to do things on her own.
I loved the attraction and tension between the two main characters. This ended up being a sweet story that I didn't want to end.I hope there are more books in A Town Called Valentine
enjoyed this story, simple love story with people I wish I knew. will read the next one.