Cole Hannible has found himself locked
in a barn during hurricane Debbie because Abby Wilder would
not let him fix an oil leak in her car. What’s worse is
that he lost a good deal of money and her pick of horses off
his farm to her in a poker game. When his companion during
the storm turns out to be the granddaughter of his enemy he
figures all bets are off. But will he be able to forgive
himself if he loses Abby forever?
Abby agreed to go along with her
grandfather’s scheme, but did not realize that she would
spend so much time alone with Cole. Twenty four hours of
misadventure with Cole was all it took to lose her heart to
the brooding cowboy, now if she could just get him to
realize that she wanted nothing to do with tricking him.
Unfortunately I did not enjoy Dealer’s Heart
as much as I thought I would. It had a great plot concept
but I found myself rereading parts because of the flow. At
times it felt like I was missing pages or just a few lines.
They wander through fields in Florida carrying a cat, and
the cat never seems to mind being lugged about and never
tries to run off. There is a pretty funny bit about a
“haunted” house that made me chuckle a bit. Cole never
seems to get that Abby was not out to get him, but they both
manage to fall in love with each other even though they do
not trust, or like each other very much. Overall, I was
disappointed, but it had promise.