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Title: Maddie’s Choice
Author: Joyce Zeller
Publisher: Camel Press
Source: Tribute Books
Format: E Book
Summary: Romance writer Maddie Taylor is fed up with New York City. She is getting nowhere with her latest manuscript and does not believe true love exists outside of her imagination. When a friend, Jonah Spartman, dies and wills her half of his Arkansas cattle ranch, she sees the chance for a new beginning. Jonah has also left behind two orphaned great-grandsons desperate for affection and an accounting book in the red.
The other half of the failing ranch belongs to Gideon Spartman, Jonah’s grandson, who believes all capacity for love was torn from him during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Rugged and sexy, Gideon is the enthralling physical manifestation of the hero in Maddie’s current manuscript. He is far from happy to be sharing an inheritance that is rightfully his. As she senses the need behind Gideon’s rough and unwelcoming exterior, Maddie acknowledges her own yearning for love and family.
Jonah’s will requires Maddie to stay on the ranch for three months. When that time is up, will she return to her comfortable but emotionally barren existence or embrace the challenges of her new life, which include cattle rustlers and drug dealers? Maddie’s choice proves to be far from simple.
This is one of those books that you stay up late reading because you just can’t let go of the characters and the story.
Gideon is a man that has seen a lot in life. He suffers from PTSD. He is sure that love is not an option for him in any aspect. That was true until the day Maddie walked into his life. No matter how hard he tried, he could not deny his attraction to her.
Maddie suffered from low self esteem. She is tired of her boring solitude life. She sees the opportunity to going to Jonah’s ranch as just the thing she needs. Maddie does not know how true that really is.
I loved to read how they each came out of their comfort zone to see if love is possible. You never know what you will find if you just open yourself up.
I highly recommend this book and give it a 5 out of 5.