Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it's just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know that cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay -- both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town's history after a devastating fire, can he help her uncover the value of love?
Published in 2010.
The second book in a truly delightful series, The Callahans of Texas. I read and reviewed the first book, Jenna's Cowboy at the beginning of the month and loved it so much I couldn't wait to read the second story. The series follows the Callahan siblings on their quest for true love. Each book reads well as a standalone and this time it's Chance's turn -- and I totally love the clever title. The heroine's name is Emily -- Emily's Chance...get it?
This is pure Texan romance and I say that because the setting has a personality all of its own. The author shares her passion for her home state in wonderful ways from her descriptions of ranch life to the quaint phrases that kept me grinning. Like the way Chance's mom describes her son: "That boy can charm the gold out of your fillings if he wants to." (p 118) Oh, yes, he can!!!!!!! Big time!!!!
Chance is a man on a mission. Don't believe in love at first sight? You will after you've read this novel! Because "sometimes a man had to charge out of the chute to win the prize." (p. 9) Emily is the prize and Chance is one determined cowboy. Be still my heart. He's tender and gentle and funny and irresistibly persistent.
Emily isn't exactly immune, but she tries to be. Her time in Callahan Crossing is supposed to be a stepping stone onto bigger and better things. But, seriously, resistance is futile though Emily puts up a good fight. :-)
The kind of inspiring romance that puts a blissful smile on your face and keeps it there long after you've closed the book. I highly recommend the whole series.
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