Could’ve Said Yes (Thistle Bend #3)
by Tracy March
Having just returned to Thistle Bend, Colorado, artist Ellie London is struggling to make a living from sales of her works, which feature flowers and leaves she collects during her hikes high up in the Rockies. But when she discovers a patch of beautiful, rare wildflowers and highlights them in her latest collection, sales skyrocket—online and at the Thistle Bend Farmers’ Market. She never imagined her dream would blossom so brightly. If only finding love were so easy.Devastated by a broken engagement, rugged researcher Collin Cooper withdraws into his work at a remote biology lab. When he comes across an amazing piece of art featuring a unique variety of wildflower, he becomes inspired by a new challenge. Eager to study the specimen in its natural habitat, he spearheads a project aiming to designate the area for conservation. But when he meets the alluring artist whose livelihood depends on gathering the flowers, he’s torn. Collin has to pick a side, but his choice becomes clear when he realizes that Ellie’s happiness is the key to his own.
All those years… Instead of thinking about doing something different, she should’ve been thinking about doing someone different.
Collin blinked a couple times, surprised at himself. Ellie had him so gone, he’d started talking like someone who wrote greeting cards for a living.
I enjoyed this delightful, sweet, and steamy romance as much as I enjoyed this storybook sounding community. Thistle Bend truly sounds enchanting and Ellie and Collin were an adorable couple. I reveled in their fun romance, cute flirty banter, and sizzling chemistry. Both had recently struggled with the humiliation and distress of broken engagements as well as betrayal and deception during their prior relationships, and neither was expecting or felt ready to risk their heart anytime soon. Collin had even established a set or rules for himself, rules that didn’t seem to work once he met the irresistible perfection that was Ellie. Ms. March’s writing was easy to follow, engaging, and richly descriptive. I look forward to a return trip to this picturesque community – hopefully soon.
Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers and lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.
Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without craving pizza.
Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA