By L.B. Dunbar


(Busy Bean #2)

Harland Bull Eaton has lost many things—his first wife, his beloved mother, those three women he proposed to . . . Oh, and there was that time he almost lost the family dairy farm due to a scandal. He’s losing faith in just about everything, especially love.

But one night, his friends give him a dare. No commitments. No heartbreak. Just buy that gorgeous redhead a drink. The big-city bombshell he’s set his eyes on swirls him into a tailspin that lands them in bed for a one-night stand he’s pretty sure he’ll never forget. But this time, he swears, he won’t let his heart ride herd on his common sense.

Recently separated and newly unemployed, Scarlett Russell is at a crossroads. With no other plan than visiting a friend in Vermont, the last thing she expects is a hunky, silver fox offering to buy her a drink. Even less expected is when she raises that offer to “take me to bed, cowboy.” She just wants one night to forget everything gone wrong.

Turns out once won’t be nearly enough. Won’t ever be enough, feeling the way she does. But secrets and an unexpected surprise are a lot to handle . . . unless these two can break a trail to an unexpected happily ever after.


I think I just found another author who’s entire backlog I’m ready to devour. I do love me some second chance at love and life stories. Romance stories that show that life doesn’t stop at 40, quite the opposite.

Getting pregnant, kids, not what Scarlett was expecting after her first one night stand, at the age of forty-two. Her life is in quite a turmoil, fired, divorced, moving to Vermont, and now expecting, there’s a lot going on. She’s a bit lost and she needs to figure things out, but she’s a big girl, and that’s exactly what she does.

Luckily Bull is such a sweetheart. Now there’s guy who believes in love, even though it has cost him dearly. But we stan a supportive man. He might live up to his namesake in the bedroom (so hot!!!), though love, family, and farm is what he’s all about.

These two obviously had great chemistry. This big city girl is adapting quite well to a more quiet small town living in Vermont. There were a couple big drama moments, well balanced with love and laughter, and I’m into the theme of sticking around when the going gets tough.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Busy Bean

*All books can be read as a standalone*

About the author

L.B. Dunbar has an over-active imagination. To her benefit, such creativity has led to over thirty romance novels, including those offering a second chance at love over 40. Her signature works include the #sexysilverfoxes collection of mature males and feisty vixens ready for romance in their prime years.

She’s also written stories of small-town romance (Heart Collection), rock star mayhem (The Legendary Rock Stars Series), and a twist on intrigue and redemption (Redemption Island Duet). She’s had several alter egos including elda lore, a writer of romantic magical realism through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants).

In another life, she wanted to be an anthropologist and journalist. Instead, she was a middle school language arts teacher. The greatest story in her life is with the one and only, and their four grown children.