Title: Back to Buckhorn
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Buckhorn Brothers, #5.6
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Date: August 1, 2014
For odd-girl-out Zoey Hodge, the best thing about Buckhorn, Kentucky, was leaving it behind. And now she’s back—at least until she can nurse her mother back to health and hightail it out of there anew. But there’s one person she doesn’t mind seeing again. Garrett Hudson was one of the few who was always kind to her. Now he’s a firefighter—still one of the good guys, but with a sexy alpha charm that’s tempting her inner bad girl.
In school, Zoey was smart, witty and unafraid to be herself. Garrett fell hard back then, and he’s falling even faster now. As far as he’s concerned, there are all kinds of reasons Zoey should stick around. Her pet grooming business. Her mom. And the chance for him to prove that he can be her real-life hero in every way that matters…
I have been reading Lori Foster’s books for years and they are always enjoyable. They’re funny, but not fluff. There is always some type of serious subplot going on. Most of the time there is an animal involved which I love. And did I mention they are HOT? They are hot and sexy without being overly explicit. Explicit doesn’t bother me, it’s just these books aren’t. For example:
Zoe has been swimming in the lake and still has her very small bikini on. Garrett is trying to pull her into his arms.
“After resting her hands on his shoulders, she hesitated. ‘I don’t want to get you wet.’
‘Funny.’ He leaned down until she felt his breath. ‘I can’t say the same to you.’
Like I said, hot, not explicit.
This set of books is about the second generation of men from Buckhorn. Their dads, the original Buckhorn brothers, make an appearance and although they only have short scenes, they are just as appealing as they were in their own books.
All of Lori Foster’s contemporary romances are great. They’re the type of books you pick when you want a quick, good read. Something you know you are going to enjoy. She nails it everytime.
I do believe it’s time for a complete re-read of this series. In other words, it’s time to have fun.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.