If you’re a rom-com fan, then you’ve probably heard of the fabulous Staci Hart or one of her numerous books/series like The Bennet Brothers, The Red Lipstick Coalition, and Fool Me Once. However, her newest novel, Bet the Farm (which comes out February 23rd), might be her best work yet!
Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited. But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance. Jake Milovic, a brooding farmhand, has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer. Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life. His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. What they don’t know is that they’ll have to weather more than each other. Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined. Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.
This might be my favorite Staci Hart book yet! Did I tear up while reading this? Yes. Did I laugh? Yes. Swoon? You bet! I mean I think we all secretly wish we had a hot Croatian ranch hand like Jake in our lives... But aside from his hotness, Jake, along with our other protagonist, Olivia, complement each other perfectly! A brooding, controlling guy who has trouble trusting others who’s forced to share a farm with a bubbly, social media savvy city gal who is obsessed with the color pink? It’s a recipe for a delicious enemies-to-lovers romance!
As always, Hart weaves together a wonderful romance filled with drama, witty banter, silly puns, and, of course, the steaminess most of us crave while reading a good rom-com. Plus, I feel like I learned a lot about farm work and how cattle farms are run. You can definitely tell that Hart did her research while writing this book.
Anyway, I adored this book! It was steamy, funny, and super sweet to read! For those of you who haven’t read a Staci Hart book, you need to rectify that immediately and read Bet the Farm! Any rom-com lovers will fall in love with this book!
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
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