Rating 3.25 stars
This was to be honest not as good as the second book and is set ten years before. The hero runs a huge ranching operation and lives with his uncle and brother. He has been in-charge of his brother since the age of 22 and has a big sense of responsibility because he saw his parent's obsession with each other, exclude everyone including the kids, so he thinks love is no good and that he needs a good wife who would give him kids. The candidate for him is the heroine though they have different ideas about the future.
The heroine runs a good business but it doesn't give her much time for a personal life and she likes it that way. She grew up with self-absorbed parents and then got married to a man who wanted adulation and cheated. So, when she meets the hero on a plane and he gives her a card, she thinks to herself, he is another handsome guy. But they start talking and forge a connection but both of them are stubborn are and cannot compromise and can only agree on the pull they have for each other and their desire for each other.
The hero could act insensitively sometimes, investigating her, the way he talked about kids, could make the heroine feel that, that was all he wanted since he denounced love but the hero does get his head together.