THE WIFE HE NEEDS: A BOSS EMPLOYEE VACATION ROMANCE is the first book in the WESTMORELAND LEGACY: THE OUTLAWS series. Don’t let the title fool you. Outlaw is the last name of Bart and his six offspring— all by different women! This is Garth’s (the eldest’s) story, though the rest of his siblings are woven throughout. The Outlaws are a tight-knit group who work together in the family business and still live in Alaska where they grew up.
Most of the story takes place in Santa Cruz, Spain, in the span of two weeks. Garth is to meet someone there, but when that falls through, he asks his pilot and family friend, Regan, to stay and vacation with him. They both have feelings for each other, but a romance has never taken root. Until this time.
The story has a real depth to the characters, who feel real. The scenic descriptions of Santa Cruz and Alaska made me feel like I was there. But the story is a little choppy at times, as the plot shifts in places without warning.
THE WIFE HE NEEDS has a lot of steamy moments to build the romance which has its foundations on friendship and family. The ending is wonderful, and the epilogue is the icing on the cake! I can’t wait to read the stories for the remaining Outlaw siblings!
Ms. Jackson is an author who’s been on my radar, but I’ve previously only read one of her books many years ago, which is the first book in the WESTMORELAND LEGACY series.