Forbidden fruit never tasted so sweet…
Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere other than too-small-for-a-map-dot Millhaven, Virginia. But thanks to a heap of debt, what was supposed to be a quick trip to fulfill her mother’s dying wish has turned into an extended stay with the family she never knew she had and the father who never wanted her. To top it off, now she’s being forced to do community service with the town’s biggest bad boy, when all she wants to do is make enough cash to get out of Dodge? Life can’t get much worse.
The only thing Greyson Whittaker cares about is his family’s farm. He’ll do anything to keep Whittaker Hollow in the black, including live up to his rough, tough reputation by running the place by himself, no matter the cost. Mandatory community service with the daughter of their biggest rival is the last thing he wants or needs. But the more time Greyson and Marley spend together, the hotter their attraction burns, and the more the unlikely pair begins to realize that forbidden fruit just might taste the sweetest…
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Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere than in Millhaven, VA. playing family with her biological father and his children, the Cross family. Where was her father when she needed him? He was absent her entire life. Who needs him?! But as a promise to to her mother’s last wish upon her death bed, this is where she ended up. In debt and living with her father.
Greyson Whittaker has a reputation to up hold. Arrogant mean asshole. Hey! As the saying goes the apple don’t fall far from the tree. So he doesn’t even try to be anything other than what everyone expects him to be. Why bother trying when you are labeled already. All he cares about is Whittaker Hollow. Everything else is just dust in the wind. Especially the Cross family.
When Marley and Greyson end up arrested and serving community service together, it stirs up the age old rival between the two families.
Marley and Greyson are perfect for each other. Their attraction burns up the pages. Their personalities unique, each stubborn in their own right. Marley is a sweet girl underneath all that tough exterior. Greyson is caring and loving under all that arrogant exterior. Together the two show each other a side no one else sees. But is it enough?
Overall this story is amazing and sweet. A modern day tale of Romeo and Juliet. Two families in rivalry and love against all odds. I love how it is all twisted up and emotional, but with a dose of comedy and fun. The book is a steady paced read, that has a well planned plot, with relatable characters. This book can be read as a standalone, but you may enjoy getting to know the other characters better in the previous books. So grab a book and get to know the Cross family. I am sure you will enjoy. I know I did.
*ARC provided by Inkslingers Book Tours & Kimberly Kincaid