Big-city veterinarian Heather Fitzgerald didn’t plan on having kids…until her niece is orphaned one tragic night. Soon she’s trading in her ambitious life for a small-town animal rescue. Heather didn’t expect to fall for tiny Oaks Crossing…or its most charming bachelor farmer. But when Josh Kinley saves her niece from a near-tragic accident, he becomes more than her hero. Josh never thought he’d fall in love again—and most assuredly not with another city woman. But he can’t resist the two adorable Fitzgerald females. Now if Josh can only convince Heather to put down roots and make a home with him…
When I first seen this book, I didn’t know that it belong to a series ‘Oaks Crossing’, which I read the heroes brother Drew’s story, fancy that. I will say, I didn’t remember much about Josh in the other book, could be due to I don’t remember his page time being very big or just a brain fart on my part.
Anywho, I really enjoyed him in this book. He was so charming, just a good ‘ol southern boy raised right with a golden tongue. He believes in being polite and treating a lady right which he does clear from the beginning with Heather. Down south everyone helps a person out and Josh seems to be there whenever Heather needs help, which she always wants to repay him back and being a southern gentleman, he tells her he’ll take one of her smiles instead. Oh he was such a flirt, but in a good harmless way, it was just how he is, a natural charmer. I loved his interactions with Heather and her niece, Bailey. At the end when Josh proposes by giving Bailey a ring that looks just like Heather’s, only a smaller version to fit her first year old finger and asks both to marry, I just thought that was cute, I love how the hero includes the children in this sort of when when he asks their mom to marry him. I also liked the waltz lesson and bachelor auction off scenes.
All in all, it was a pretty good read, one I enjoyed.