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Self-described city girl Lexie Walton is a million miles from nowhere and completely out of her element.

Park ranger Kyler Clemons had loved the vibe and the beach of Mustang Island. Getting caught with her boss’ wife, however, got her transferred to the wild and remote Davis Mountains State Park - literally in the middle of nowhere. Now after four years, she’s forgotten about the beach and has embraced the mountain life, feeling like a local. She hangs out at the Cottonwood Creek Bar and Grill. She watches football with Mark Walton. She’s taken up birdwatching and stargazing as hobbies. She is perfectly content. No stress. No drama. And no desire to date.

Then Lexie Walton waltzes into her life.

After losing her cushy job in Austin - and unable to find another one - Lexie accepts her parents’ offer to join them and her brother in running a rustic lodge and restaurant in the remote Davis Mountains of West Texas. Hesitant to commit to such a drastic move, she agrees to a trial run - two months. Two months would get her through Christmas and the New Year. Her friends thought she was foolish to make such a move. There was no nightlife, no parties, no spin class, and no green smoothies. And no chance of dating. That was a plus, however. After her breakup with Crazy Cathy, she wanted no part of the dating game. This remote area would do nicely.

But then she meets this cute, tree-hugging park ranger who turns her world completely upside down.

©2020 Gerri Hill (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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great story

loved it, another great Gerri Hill romance. Abby Craden was great, as usual 👏

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love these stories 💕

loved the book, sweet , just the right amount of drama to romance. And Abby is a great narrator.

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  • Gcm
  • 2020-11-21

Texas lover

Yea , Gerri! My wife , the love of my life,and I met while stationed in Alaska 36 years ago...cross country skiing and extreme camping.... We were together 3 days when she asked me to follow her to her next duty assignment in San Antonio, Texas.

I eagerly said yes and the following year, moved out with her. We live on a10 acre farm in Pipe Creek, in the Hill Country area of Texas, full of rescued horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and other creatures, including our own bird garden.

We are surrounded by 6000 acres of protected land and appreciate the way that Gerri Hill tells her stories about Texas. The state is so large that each section holds something unique and glorious. She's got the environment and the people right on. Love the Davis Mt and Marfa. Go see the Marfa lights. xoxo!

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  • Kirstin
  • 2020-11-30

Pure romance. Not bad, just not my cup of tea.

I have been binging Gerri Hill's work. I started with the crime/detective novels. I really enjoy that combo of romance and mystery. So I wasn't sure if I would enjoy a pure romance novel. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the listen. Abby Craden is a great narrator. The characters are enjoyable. The romance is sweet. As always Gerri Hill does a wonderful job of setting the wilderness scene, but I am just not a huge fan of pure romance. Throw in a good mystery or something paranormal and I am in.

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  • Book Reader
  • 2020-12-05

Fun

While a little too much was made of some concepts to keep them apart a bit longer, it was a good tale. I liked the characters and the backdrop. Fun story.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 2020-11-26

I Have Every Gerri Hill Book and Audible Book

Another classic story of wounded souls finding their soulmate. Park ranger Kyler Clemons transferred to wild and remote Davis Mountain State Park. It turned out to be just the place she needs. When her best friend Mark’s sister Lexie Walton comes to help her family at the rustic lodge they own and run, both their lives are turned upside down. A marvelous depiction of the joys of nature and the wilds. Another Abby Craden gold star performance. Recommend.

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  • keishie23
  • 2020-11-19

Loved this!

Wonderfully flawed characters are my kryptonite. The description of the area was expertly done. A real romance with today’s complications is always refreshing. This story feels so good! Especially now ❤️ thanks Gerri! Abbey did a superb job as always

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  • Kenzi P
  • 2020-11-18

really enjoyed it

I've been waiting for this audible and the wait was worth it. The connection between the two MC is really adorable and funny. I would say more but I don't wanna give any spoilers. highly recommend

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  • Rebecca
  • 2021-04-19

Be forewarned

When a story is sprinkled with regional names it is also littered with pitfalls for the narrator. Someone made sure Abby pronounced Pedernales correctly (Color me surprised!), but they let her mispronounce Chihuahua. Come on. Seriously? She got tripped up on Pecos and pinion and a few others too, but none were as bad as pronouncing every letter of Chihuahua with English phonetics. I’ve never heard anyone say it that way except as a joke.

Abby does a great many things well. She did in this story too, but to people who know these places and words these mistakes will jump out, sometimes distractingly so. If that’s a thing that will bug you, maybe read this one rather than listen.

Now I’ve got that out of the way, I liked the story. Gerri is a good writer. Her characters feel real, rich, layered. I’d recommend this listen/ read

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  • AJ
  • 2020-12-24

Sweet but uneventful

I kept waiting for some conflict or some reason to keep listening but nothing really happens. I do quite enjoy Abby Craden. She could make a laundry list enjoyable...which at times is what this felt like.

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  • Leena
  • 2021-06-22

Okay romance

I've enjoyed listening to Gerri Hill's novels, and this was a pleasant listen, as always. I do wish the story was a bit more complex, though. I myself am to blame for not reading the description more closely before purchase.

Abby Craden's narration is top notch, as always, and the text flows nicely. I loved a small reference to Gerri Hill's other work in one comment about blue jays. This is an okay wlw romance, but as a story, quite simple.

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 2021-06-12

Likable, But

Gerri Hill fans pretty much know what they're getting, the themes are few, the formula is set and certain characteristic touches don't change. Some of those are those are pleasant, the strength of the writer's work are characters that are almost always likable. I love that the settings are close to nature and the natural world is a part of the story, though I must admit that I was hoping that the emphasis on bird watching had passed. That was an issue I had with this story, another was the endless repetition of she's/you're not my type. It isn't unusual for one of this authors characters to repeat a phrase ad infinitum pertaining to why the MC's cannot have a relationship, it's one of the staples of a Gerri Hill romance book. This time it was both of the characters constantly repeating the same refrain and it moved quickly from annoying to irritating. Then there was the thirty-somethings hitting college bars on 6th Street every Saturday Night. I don't know how things are in Austin but way back in the olden days of 2003-2006 we looked at those oldsters still going to college bars in their thirties with something approaching contempt. I have never been as big an Abby Craden fan and most listeners seem to be, in this book in particular her mispronunciations, especially Chi-huan-huan, seriously who doesn't know to use the Espanola version of the word.
I ended up giving this one four stars because pretty much any Gerri Hill book can get three from me, even the mystery novels that in my opinion she doesn't do well. The author doesn't overwork the silly contrived breakup before the big commitment and HEA moment, I just wish she would vary certain aspects of her stories that she tends to overwork.