Published by Smartypants Romance on October 22, 2019
Series: Park Ranger #1
Genres: adult, Romantic Comedy, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher
A man of few words, Ranger Jay Daniels values the calm, quiet solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains. Never quite fitting in with either side of his family, he prefers the company of birds and tress to people.
Yeah, he'd most definitely prefer a bird--any bird, any bird at all, take a vulture for instance--to the human-tornado hybrid that just blew onto his peaceful stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
The path of true love never has run smooth for Olive Perry. After getting dumped and promptly abandoned in the middle of her multi-month hike, Olive swears off men. Determined to finish the long trek by herself, she doesn't need a prince--or broody and taciturn ranger--to save her.
Yet, when an early snowstorm threatens the mountains, and Ranger Daniels is charged with getting hikers to safety, that includes hot-tempered Olive Perry. Snowed in and forced to share an abandoned cabin, can Olive's heated intensity melt Jay's cool reserve?
And if so, will this happy trail lead to true love? Or will their time together be just another bump in the road?
'Happy Trail' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Park Ranger series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
Happy Trail is the first book in the Park Ranger series by Daisy Prescott. Happy Trail is an adult contemporary romantic comedy series, published by Smartypants Romance. If you are new to Smartypants Romance, here is the quick breakdown of how this publishing company works. Smartypants Romance is the publishing company started by Penny Reid, which as most of you know, is one of my all time favorite romance authors. Smartypants romance brings on new authors to write their own series or stories, and the cool feature is that all of their stories will be set in the Penny Reid universe! I love this idea so, so much. It is perfect for new fans and old fans because we get all new story lines and characters, but we get to see plenty of character crossover. The Park Ranger series is set in Tennessee in Penny Reid’s Green Valley world. (Home to the famous Winston Brothers!)
In Happy Trail we meet park ranger, Dr. Jay Daniels and Appalachian trail hiking socialite Olive Perry. I was completely enchanted by Jay and Olive (AKA snowbird) romance. I flippin’ loved these two. From their very first encounter, I knew their story was going to be a home run for me. Happy Trail is told in dual narrative between Jay and Olive. Jay is a Park Ranger nears Cade’s Cove Tennessee. He sets out to clear the trails because of an impending storm, when he finds Olive hiking alone. They get stuck in the storm, and their adventure begins. Jay and Olive gave me a major case of perma-smile. I just love those two.
Olive’s story was a big part of Happy Trail, and I loved her back story. She starts out hiking the AT with her boyfriend, who is insta-famous, and pretty much only cares about his next picture and the number of likes it will get. I loved how relevant this type of D-bag was. It cracked me up in this digital social media age. When they part ways (I will let you read so you can find out how) Olive decides to hike the rest of the way herself. Olive was my favorite character in Happy Trail, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I just loved her spirit. Happy Trail is my favorite smartypants romance book I have read yet!