Author: Erin Noelle
Genre: Mature New Adult
Release Date: April 20
I’m failing. My younger brother is getting worse, and my job – my duty – is to help him at all costs. We’ve tried everything modern medicine has to offer and nothing works. Nothing. Deciding to turn to unconventional treatments, we end up at Fire-on-the-Mountain, a holistic resort deep in the Rockies. In our search for medical marijuana, I find beautiful, free-spirited Hudson Shavell – a girl who may not only hold the key to heal my brother, but to fix me as well. Even though I can’t afford distractions right now, she’s all I can think about. All that I want. It’s funny how everything can change with one little SPARK.
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Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, and MILF: Wrong Kind of Love. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wanted to read this because I thought it would be unique with the weed angle. I'm not really caught up in the marijuana debate so I'm not even going to touch that. I will say that if someone is strongly anti-marijuana this probably isn't a story for you. There is both medical and recreational usage and talk throughout the story. The author also has note at the end with discussion on the topic.
Crew is newly graduated. He's the oldest son and lives with his single mom and brother. His brother, Caleb, has a severe form of epilepsy. After exhausting all efforts with traditional and experimental medicines available with no results, the three move to Colorado in search of help in the form of medical marijuana. When they first arrive, they happen to be staying on the property of a family of growers/sellers/users.
Family is a major part of the plot. The Shavell's have a whole hippy vibe going on. They have several kids. They all work together and are very close. The extended family is also very close, uncles, grandmother, etc. The Shavell's, especially Hudson, are givers. They immediately try to help Crew's family. Crew is a wonderful big brother. Caleb's personality makes everyone fall for him. They all fit in together perfectly. Hudson and Crew have an attraction that cannot be denied, but it is tested.
Sometimes while reading I was expecting one of those mixups that get blown way out of proportion so I was preparing to roll my eyes. Thankfully, it didn't go down quite that way. Major mistakes and bad things and sad things do happen, but they didn't make me dislike the characters for it. The reactions and results felt true to life.