Friday, April 8, 2016

Review ~ ONE HOT SUMMER (One and Only Texas, #1) by Melissa Cutler

One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas, #1)
by: Melissa Cutler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Source: Publisher ~ St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley


Welcome to Dulcet, Texas, home of the legendary Briscoe Ranch Resort, where one woman will discover that even love is bigger in the Lone Star State...

Celebrity wedding planner Remedy Lane is Hollywood royalty--until a scandal sends her packing to the wilds of Texas. She has a knack for leaving disaster in her wake, but she's determined to reboot her career at Briscoe Ranch, a luxury resort known for extravagant weddings. Little does she know that weddings don't happen at the resort without the approval of the town's cowboy swaggering, too-hot-for-his-own good fire chief, Micah Garrity.

Micah knows trouble when he sees it, and all it takes is one glimpse of Remedy's princess airs for him to know he's met his match. Too bad he can't stop thinking about her--even when she brings about one disaster after another at the resort. He and Remedy clash at every turn, but they can't stop the sparks flying between them. They come from such different worlds--does love stand a chance or will this fire burn too hot for either of them to handle?
REVIEW
In One Hot Summer, Melissa Cutler has managed to bring two people running from their past together, to find a future and love worth fighting for.

Remedy Lane is the child of two Hollywood powerhouse celebrities.  She’s accustomed to staying in the background, and being a wedding planner allows her to do that.  Unfortunately, her last Hollywood celebrity wedding didn’t go so well and now the press and Hollywood itself have turned on her.  Wanting to reestablish herself and return to Hollywood better than ever, she takes the event planner management position at Briscoe Ranch Resort which is well-known for being a wedding destination in the small Texas town of Dulcet.  Unfortunately, Remedy sticks out like a sore thumb.

Micah Garrity is the Fire Marshal and Fire Chief of Ravel County.  He takes his job very seriously and is a stickler for the rules.  He has a strict no fraternizing with Briscoe Ranch executives policy and this also goes for the other members of the fire department as well.  He has a hero complex the size of Texas, but he also love his family, friends, and the town like crazy.  What he doesn’t love are rich, self-entitled, snobby people.

The love affair of Remedy and Micah was definitely not one of love at first sight.  I immediately loved the “Alpha Bubba” that was Micah.  He has his reasons for sticking to the rules, knowing rules are what keep people safe.  It took me awhile to like Remedy.  She’s a klutz and that’s what kept me reading the book although I viewed her as being arrogant, ungrateful, antagonizing, and just plain rude.  In the end, I found her to be a sassy and smart woman with a good heart.

One Hot Summer was a story I had trouble getting into at first.  But in the end, this is a story with surprises.  It’s hilarious with runaway elephants, stalking pigeons, and a shotgun carrying Granny.  But it’s also a story of friendship, family, love, loss, and redemption.  I strongly recommend having tissue handy close to the end of the book.

**Received a copy from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**

Rating: 4


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