Title: Charming the Outback
Author: Leesa Bow
Snyopsis: When jaded city girl Maddy McIntyre packs up and leaves Adelaide for a new job in the country, it’s not only a chance at a fresh start. Six months ago, the first guy she’d ever loved shattered her heart before moving home to Broken Hill. Deep down inside, Maddy is hoping that living in the same town will give her an opportunity to prove to Luke that she’s one temptation he can’t resist.
But when she arrives in Broken Hill, Luke White is not the same guy she knew in the city. And it soon seems very clear that he doesn’t want her there. Although Maddy settles in quickly, excelling at work and partying with her new friends, she can’t understand why Luke is remaining so distant. Particularly when all her instincts are telling her that they’re meant to be together – and that he feels the same burning attraction.
As Maddy learns more about Luke’s family and background, she begins to understand that his mixed messages are caused by balancing what’s expected of him with what he really wants. Maddy gave Luke her heart long ago and, despite their differences, she knows she’ll only ever be happy with her hot country boy. But how can she convince him that she’s the risk he needs to take?
I was excited to read this book because I had read Winning the Player. In that book we met Maddy and Luke, when they meet in the book they were both spit fire. I couldn’t wait to see where there story led to. I have to say that all though this was a good and well written book, I was a little disappointed that we didn’t see this spitfire. With that being said I still couldn’t put this book down. Leesa has a way of pulling you in and making you feel the emotions that the characters go through. I was happy to see that she included Aubree and Hunter in the book.
The story picks up 6 months after their break-up in a little country town of Broken Hill. Maddy is a city girl use to partying, going to football, and shopping. She takes a teaching job in Luke’s hometown. When she arrives Luke isn’t the same person she knew in the city. Maddy settles in making new friends, working and partying but Luke still keeps his distance. As she starts to learn how to be on a station, Luke’s family and work she starts to understand Luke. She gave her heart to him a long time ago but can Luke give her his?
If you want a good read then this needs to be your next read. I’m looking forward to reading more of Leesa books in the future.