(Grayson County Complete Series)
by Heather Hildenbrand
Kindle Edition: 488 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own
Summer and Ford Book 1:
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When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.
Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.
Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.
Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.
When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.
Summer meets Ford and really wants to run from the feelings he stirs up inside her. Casey (Summer’s non related brother/best friend) tries to help Ford get the girl. The first kiss was amazing and the first date was something neither will forget. The question is will it just be something to cross off the list or is Summer in this for the long haul? Will Ford be ok with it having more meaning than a summer fling.
Ford is falling hard and fast for the Summer. But he still plans on this just being a FOR FUN summer thing. Ford tells Summer that she means more to him than a summer fling. Summer can't believe that when Ford still plans on leaving the farm in a couple of months and leaving her and their relationship behind. Summer breaks down and asks Ford to stay and not go to his next destination but Ford is determined to live his dream. The problem is now his dream might just be Summer.
Things seem to work out ok in the end. Summer and Ford find a way to work things out and we get our HEA.
Jordan & Casey Book #2:
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Jordan DeWalter has her future mapped out—build the most impressive architectural design portfolio in all of New England, and use it to one day open her own firm. But when her father unexpectedly passes away, her plans, and her heart, are broken. Now, if she wants the money once promised to her, she’ll have to return to the town that threw her family out over twenty years ago in order to get it.
If there’s one thing Jordan despises more than small towns, it’s small town people.
Casey Luck has spent his life skating by on charm and a devil-may-care attitude. Never one to take life too seriously, he’s kept secret his dream of building custom dirt bikes. Instead, he fills the role his family expects: tractor mechanic, farm handyman, comedic relief. But, deep down, Casey’s restless for something more.
Then he meets his new roommate: Jordan.
Their attraction is instant, but Jordan’s not fooled by the chemistry between them. When the summer is over, she’s out of here no matter what. In fact, she’s willing to bet on it.
Will their undeniable connection be the push they both need to break free of their pasts, or will Jordan’s wager on their failure ruin the future for them both?
Also published as A Risk Worth Taking Book #3 & #4