Sebastian Richards has traveled the world in his career as a freelance photographer. However, now he's returning home to Prickle Creek as promised to help out on the family farm. Luckily, he runs into Isabella Romano who needs his help to escape an uncomfortable situation. Yet, she's only in town for six weeks and Sebastian is planning to stay. Will Sebastian be able to convince Isabella that they're good together or will they let their chance at happy ever after slip away?
I have really enjoyed the other books of this series and have been looking forward to Sebastian's story and I've got to say that Ms. Seaton does not disappoint. Really, right from the beginning, I was hooked because I couldn't help but sympathize with the hero, as his career is important to him and going home is something he isn't looking forward to because he's never felt like he fits in at the farm, even though he has a really close relationship with his cousins. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine meet that had me smiling, as the heroine desperately needs him. Why can't some men take a hint?
With the dialogue, it was riveting and had me loving the growing relationship between this couple, as they have so many obstacles to overcome to be together. Will the heroine give up her dreams to be with Sebastian? Will Sebastian go back on his promise to stay at Prickle Creek? Moreover, I really liked both the main characters, as the heroine has done everything she can to achieve her dreams, which is proven by what she's accomplished. I also liked her independence and how resilient she is when it comes to getting her dad to stop being so stubborn. Will she convince her dad to do the right thing when it comes to his relationship with her mom? Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was that she didn't allow anyone to influence her decisions, no matter how much the secondary characters pushed her to decide to stay. No way could she give up everything she's worked so hard for.
While the hero, he's accomplished so much and it made me feel sorry for him that he had to come back to Prickle Creek because of the promise he made to his family. However, in saying that, I liked that being in Prickle Creek opened up some brilliant possibilities when it came to his career as a photographer because there's no way he could give up on taking pictures. It's in his blood and he's so good at it. I also liked the hero's confidence, how determined he is to do what's right by his family and how determined he was to win the heroine over. Will he be able to do right by everyone, especially when he wants a future with Isabella?
Overall, Ms. Seaton has delivered a splendid read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was heady and intense from the moment they meet; the romance was on the sweet side, but had me loving this couple together; and the ending was heartwarming, as the hero can't let the heroine get away. She means too much to him to let her go. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as these two are living the dream and I was so glad that Sebastian's family approved. I would recommend His Outback Temptation by Annie Seaton, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope or books by authors Margaret Way, Fiona McArthur, Fleur McDonald and Nicki Edwards.
Sebastian's grandparents have left the family farm to their four grandchildren on one condition, they have to spend time there. For Sebastian this means he'll be forced to stop traveling the world for his photography career and return to Prickle Creek to prove to his family that he's capable of fulfilling his promises. He isn't looking forward to farming though, he loves taking photos and will miss spending most of his time with a camera in his hands. One thing makes the commitment to his family better though, the fact that Isabella will be back in town for the first time in years.
Isabella is visiting her father, who owns the local milk bar. She loves being with her father, but doesn't like Prickle Creek. Isabella doesn't know what to do in the small Outback town. Fortunately Sebastian and his family are keeping her busy enough. Sebastian keeps finding reasons to see Isabella, but she's only there for a few weeks and not to stay. A holiday fling might seem like a good plan, but what will happen when Sebastian and Isabella will both lose their heart?
His Outback Temptation is a wonderful romantic story. Sebastian is a talented man, he's creative and hardworking, which is something he has in common with Isabella. She's a cook who aims for the best, she wants to work in famous restaurants and advance her career. For both of them being in a small town brings complications. It isn't easy to slow down when they're used to living a fast-paced life. I loved that they're such a good match and enjoyed how they're proving to be a fabulous challenge for one another. I couldn't wait to see where that would lead and liked their chemistry and easy friendship.
Annie Seaton has written a gorgeous story about true love. She combines this with stunning descriptions of small town living. I fell in love with Prickle Creek all over again while reading His Outback Temptation. It's such an amazing setting and Annie Seaton makes it come to life in a fantastic way. I really enjoyed how she writes about family bonds and hopes and dreams for the future. His Outback Temptation is another heartwarming Prickle Creek story. I absolutely love this series and highly recommend it.
I love this! I've read one more of the books in this series and love the characters and the small outback town of Prickle Creek. Annie does so well describing the land and the how it looks and changes with the sunset. I like that the "Aussie"part is not too over the top, Annie keeps it real with the slang/lingo. This is a great easy read.