When she was a teenager, singer Dakota Dunn was America's
Pop Princess. Now, in her mid-twenties Dakota needs an
adult persona or will be just another "whatever happened
to - - -?" She has not been getting any inspiration in
LaLa Land for new songs and/or personality and decides to
go to her last remaining asset, Willow Creek Marina and
fishing retreat in Tennessee.
Ex-bull-riding champion, cowboy Trace Coleman has been
hired by Dakota's parents to manage the marina. Trace's
injuries have side-lined him, perhaps permanently, and he
just wants to be left alone to lick his wounds. When
Dakota shows up, Trace is not a happy camper. There isn't
a cabin that is cleaned up for her, since she arrived with
no notice, and she is afraid of spiders and mice, and both
species are sharing her cabin.
Sierra has been the cook at the lodge for years. Raised
motherless with several rowdy brothers, she has always been
just one of the boys. When Sierra learns that Dakota
wants to go into the country and western field, Sierra
makes her a deal -- if Dakota will teach her to be
more "girly," Sierra will help Dakota take off her smooth
edges. Sierra has been in love with the fishing guide,
Grady Green, for years and wants him to see her as a
woman. Needless to say, Sierra gets more out of her
lessons than Dakota as this city-gal just doesn't know how
to let her hair down.
LuAnn McLane always offers plenty of humor and sex in her
popular stories and HE'S NO PRINCE CHARMING is definitely
replete with both. There are numerous situations that
leave you laughing out loud, and a few that leave a big
lump in your throat. This is a dual love story with four
great characters plus a dog -- and spiders and mice. Ms.
McLane's fans and new readers alike will get their money's
worth out of this delightful tale.
At sixteen, Dakota Dunn was Americaâ€™s Pop Princess. Now
twenty-five, sheâ€™s all grown upâ€”and definitely washed up.
She decides to head to her parentsâ€™ lakefront retreat in
Tennessee, fixing to write songs and transform her image
from squeaky clean to kickinâ€™ country.
her folks have handed things over to sexy, if cranky, cowboy
Trace Colemanâ€”a former bull riding champion benched by
injuries. Heâ€™s none too happy about Dakotaâ€™s arrivalâ€”and
makes no secret of it. But though Trace is rough around the
edges, Dakota feels a pull of attraction she canâ€™t quite
shake. For all his brooding, Trace has an animal magnetism
that may just lead Dakota to dig in her heels and hold on