The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation… Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn's not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness... So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule. Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.
This is the second book in the Hope Springs series by Cindi Madsen. I really enjoyed the first book that followed Sadie and Royce, plus I really love most books by Cindi Madsen that I have read so far and it was a no brainer for me to read this book. This book like most of her books, was sweet, funny and romantic. Both Quinn and Heath have more going on than they are willing to share to each other. They are come from different backgrounds but yet had the same struggle with family in a way. Both need to win the bid on the Mountain Ridge Inn for their own reason but, it is still a route to escape their own family dramas. While they both need and want the Inn they still work together and not against each other. Of course they fall for each other but both think it cannot work out for them and one of them will get hurt. I enjoyed their story a lot, their struggle but also their success. Loved both Heath and Quinn, they are very likeable and Quinn was really funny and I loved how she learned to stand up for herself at the end. While predicable it was a great fun read, with humor, romance with some twists on the road to their HEA of course. Overall, this was another great book from Cindy, I can’t wait to see who will be next in the Hope Springs, and I really hope it will be Heath’s brother Cam. We shall see … I rate it at 4★