Finch's story takes place on a stress management ranch. Our hero's sisters have arranged for their regimented, in-a-rut older brother to be taken there for an enforced two week vacation. Without his electronics and his routine, he is lost and is *not* a happy camper. Soon though, his long-dormant instincts revive, much to his chagrin. This fish-out-of-water story humorously tells of one man's return to life and the unlikely woman who instigates it. It's an amusing, romantic and well-written tale. A working ranch in Montana is the setting for Molly O'Keefe's story about a social worker from Los Angeles who brings a South Central gang wannabe there for a summer out of his normal enviroment. This program is her brain child and she's determined for it to succeed. Little does she know that she'll be the one seduced by the ranch and its inhabitants, specifically its emotionally scarred foreman. The main characters had emotional depth and the secondary characters were nicely developed. The humor, sexual attraction and romance were well done.
Used availability for Carol Finch's Mr. Predictable / Too Many Cooks
October 2001 : UK Mass Market Paperback
November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition