1 The fictional town of Nugget is based on an amalgam of towns in Plumas County, which is located in California’s Sierra Nevada. My main inspiration was the town of Portola, less than an hour from Reno, Nevada.
2 There was a real-life burger restaurant called the Bun Boy in Baker, California (nowhere near Plumas County) but it’s now closed. I used to eat there on my way to Death Valley and the name stuck. So, when I decided to include a burger joint as one of the businesses in Nugget it was a no brainer to call it the Bun Boy.
3 The inspiration for Sierra Heights, Nugget’s sole gated community, came from Grizzly Ranch in Portola. It’s a gorgeous subdivision with a golf course that seems slightly out of place in an otherwise rustic town. My husband and I like to make fun of it, but secretly, we want a home there.
4 The area of the Sierra Nevada that I write about is not far from where the Donner Party tragedy happened. I’ve always been obsessed with this piece of California history because hello, cannibalism. The heroine in the first book in the series, Going Home, is also obsessed with it.
5 The Feather River, which is a landmark in all my Nugget books, is completely real and absolutely spectacular. And as I write this was at risk of overflowing due to all the rain we’ve gotten in California.
In the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain town of Nugget, California, falling hard is all too easy . . .
This is the summer of Annie Sparks—at least according to her. No more supporting lazy jerks or coddling irresponsible family or taking care of anyone who doesn’t deserve her help. Instead she’s headed to an estate in a remote mountain town, to spend her summer with her boots covered in mud and her hands working the earth. Love is the last thing on her mind.
Nugget is a long way from Logan Jenkins’ old life as a Navy SEAL. But before he starts fresh in the private sector, he receives a bequest from a man he never knew: his biological father. To learn more about his background, Logan makes his way to his late father’s estate, where he is immediately knocked on his heels by an incredible woman with a heart of gold.
Annie’s not looking for a fling, and Logan knows Nugget can’t be forever, so falling in love should be impossible. But when they’re together, time stops, and suddenly the impossible seems like the only thinkable option . . .
Praise For Stacy Finz
“Stacy Finz is a unique new voice. Nugget, California, is a charming small town filled with inventive characters and sweet romance.” —Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
“Tender and touching, Stacy Finz writes romance with heart.” —Marina Adair
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He paddled them toward calmer waters so he could collect himself, afraid if he didn’t, he’d lose control of the boat. Considering these were Class II+ rapids, intended for novices, he’d never hear the end of it.
“Those were pretty big, huh?”
“Not bad. There are more up ahead. Let me know when you’re ready.” He’d never gotten so much pleasure from another person’s enjoyment. It made him yearn for more. To watch her light up like that . . . well, it was everything.
“Okay.” She stuck her hand in to feel the water. “It’s cold.”
“It’s worse in winter. You ever go out in the lake?”
She shook her head. “We were going to get a boat but . . .”
Not for the first time, Colt wondered about Robert. What kind of guy let another man make a pass at his wife? He wanted to ask why they’d broken up but he didn’t know her well enough to get that personal. Besides, it didn’t pay to become too involved. She was here to restart her company. As soon as that happened, she’d leave.