by Nora Roberts
Language of Love #43
Synopsis from Goodreads
Socialite Eden Carlbough didn’t expect running a girls’ camp to be easy, but she never thought she’d literally be run up an apple tree by the little monsters…nor did she think she’d come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. Chase knew he’d caught a windfall when he looked at the woman in his arms. He didn’t like being cast as the serpent, but how could he resist when she’d just offered him such forbidden fruit?
This is the first Nora Roberts book I’ve read and I don’t know why it took so long! She’s an absolutely brilliant writer with vivid and believable characters. Chase is neither a bad boy nor Prince Charming, but an amalgam of contradictions. He’s sweet and gently but strong and brooding. He’s both patient and incredibly impatient. Eden is a woman to admire; she’s determined to make the best of what the world has dealt her. Quick witted and amusing, her antics had me smiling as I listed to the audio book. Great to listen to in the car, it’s not a heavy story that requires focus.