Title: Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity
Author: Rachael Anderson
Series: Meet Your Match #3
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs. Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.
There is no secret for how I much I love this author and her books. I have really enjoyed the other stories in this series, and although I was sad to see this series come to a close, I was excited to finally get Samantha's story.
Sam is home from college. Newly graduated, with a prestigious job in NYC lined up to start in August, she's ready to make the most of her summer as playmate and nanny for our favorite little girls. Only she finds out that Kajsa and Ari are growing up, with plans of their own and things to occupy their time this summer. Sam is relegated to chauffeur and she isn't sure how to feel about this. That is, until she meets Colton.
I liked Sam a lot. She was spunky, and fun, and honestly inspiring. That might sound weird, but I'm not going to lie: I can be more of a stick-in-the-mud like Colton, and I loved her creativity and craziness. She wants to live a memorable life, and is all about doing fun, crazy things to make each and every day fun and memorable and I loved that. Colton, on the other hand, is hard-working and dedicated to his family ranch. He likes the comfort of home and his routine, and doesn't really like disrupting his life. (Not that he really can, since you can't really leave the ranch for any period of time). Yet the two of them still worked.
I've always loved Anderson's characters because of how real they are. They have real problems, that are relatable. We can understand what they are going through. Colton and Sam may have that initial magical fairy-tale feeling of falling in love, but they were also realistic. Especially with Sam leaving for New York, and them having to figure out how to work with that.
But I loved this story. It was cute, it was fun, and it was enjoyable. You will fall in love with Colton and Sam, with Kajsa and Adi, with the ranch and even Your Majesty, their persnickety horse.
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USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.