That’s what realtor, Ronnie Chandler, tells the investors she and her partners are meeting with at the local barbecue joint in Book 1, Fool Me Once.
Ronnie, Rickie Ahlers and Andee Barton own Horse Country Real Estate and they only list and sell horse properties to horse people but they’re tired of selling little cabins and small parcels suitable for horse camping.
They propose the development of an equestrian community, and attract The Westlake Group to underwrite the project. They want the spectacular scenery at Big South Fork, Tennessee, to sell itself and they want their potential investors relaxed and interested. The initial meeting takes place over lunch, at Jones Bones BBQ, where it’s impossible not to get down and get dirty.
When Ronnie sits across from the handsome and charismatic Luc Deschaines, a business proposal isn’t all he’s interested in, and the heat isn’t just coming from the spicy sauce.