Pepper Montrose has had a rough life. She has just won the lottery and can quit her job as an elementary school teacher and take care of her ailing mother. Pepper calls her lifelong best friend, Jon Buckler, who is a local attorney to help her. Jon doesn't believe that she actually won the lottery so Pepper contacts another lawyer. Jon attempts to make amends with Pepper and they fall into a hot affair. When Pepper finds out Jon omitted a truth, she breaks things off with him and focuses on her new home and thoroughbred sanctuary.
Jon does not want to give up on Pepper and their life-long friendship. Will he be able to succeed and win the woman he loves?
I love this series and anxiously await the next book. I was delighted to get "Distilled Heat" as an ARC and didn't put it down until I was done.
Each book had memorable characters and builds where the previous books left off. The books are so well written that you feel like you are part of the town. I wish I could apply to be a tour guide at Old Garnett.
I enjoyed this life-long friend to lovers romance. Pepper and Jon were wonderful characters. I felt sorry for Jon because he took so long to figure out what was right in front of him then he kept messing things up. I loved how Pepper contributed to her community after she had won the lottery.
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