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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

5/5 Review: One Hot Summer by Melissa Cutler

Welcome to Dulcet, Texas, home of the legendary Briscoe Ranch Resort, where one woman will discover that even love is bigger in the Lone Star State.
Celebrity wedding planner Remedy Lane is Hollywood royalty―until a scandal sends her packing to the wilds of Texas. She has a knack for leaving disaster in her wake, but she’s determined to reboot her career at Briscoe Ranch, a luxury resort known for extravagant weddings. Little does she know that weddings don’t happen at the resort without the approval of the town’s cowboy-swaggering, too-hot-for-his-own-good fire chief, Micah Garrity.
Micah knows trouble when he sees it, and all it takes is one glimpse of Remedy’s princess airs for him to know he’s met his match. Too bad he can’t stop thinking about her―even when she brings about one disaster after another at the resort. He and Remedy clash at every turn, but they can’t stop the sparks flying between them. They come from such different worlds―does love stand a chance or will this fire burn too hot for either of them to handle?


Remedy Lane moves to a small town in Texas to try and rebuild her career as a wedding planner after an event in California that she planned goes terribly wrong. Remedy comes from a Hollywood family. Both of her parents are popular celebrities. She doesn't plan on sticking around in Texas for good, just long enough for the incident to blow over so she can go home. Little did she know that she would run into the fire chief on more than one occasion and things would change. 

Micah is the town’s fire chief and takes his job very serious. He has lost more in his lifetime from a huge fire that wiped out part of the town than most can imagine. Not only did he lose his home when he was young and everything in it, but he also lost his mother. She left and he never saw her again. Remedy makes him crazy. They seem to be at odds with everything she wants to do at the resort. There is something about her though that he can’t seem to stop thinking about. They are two different people from two different backgrounds. 

I got a good laugh out of the first time Remedy and Micah met each other. Remedy was relaxing by the river when a couple guys come into view. They were chasing a cooler down the river that had gotten loose during their little get together upstream. She ends up decided to go check it out with them. How could she say no to their southern charm? She ends up helping by carrying a watermelon to where the party is actually taking place. I loved the Dirty Dancing reference with her carrying the watermelon then sounding and feeling so dumb when she tells the handsome Texan that she carried a watermelon. They didn't really get along when they first met. 

When Micah shows up at the resort to inspect the set up for an event that Remedy is putting on they meet again. She can’t believe that this was the fire chief, the jerk she met at the party. 

Micah takes Remedy out for the best burger in Texas one evening and that’s when it all changes. They realize that they can’t resist each other any longer and decide to see where things go. 

Micah finds out that Remedy is rich beyond belief because of who her parent are. She tried to keep it a secret, but he finds out anyway. They get into a little fight about it, and he gets mad because she was keeping that from him. They seem to fix things until Remedy is offered her dream job in California and Micah assumes she's going to take it. He's afraid that she will leave just like his mother did all those years ago. So he storms off without even letting her explain what she wants to do. A fire breaks out at the chapel on the resorts property and Remedy risks her life to save a woman that is like a grandmother to Micah. They realize after that they can’t live without each other and won’t. She stays in Texas with Micah and plans to marry him after they rebuild the wedding chapel. I loved the relationship that these two built. They really do belong together. 

One Hot Summer is the first book in a new series called A One and Only Texas Novel by Melissa Cutler. I’m excited that I was able to start this series from the beginning. I look forward to reading more from this series and the characters around the Briscoe Ranch. This book was very good. I have a thing for Texas men and this book gave me just that! Micah is a hot manly cowboy of a man! 

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