|Ashley Carmicheal was a want-to-be actress that worked in a local diner. She waited tables while awaiting her dream job. Her long-term boyfriend, Rob, dropped her after he made it big. He had been so abusive she was afraid of any new relationship. That was until a gorgeous cowboy, Zack Delaney, showed up at one of her tables. The interest seemed mutual. However, things were not as they seemed. She was concerned about his secretive actions.
Zack Cantrell couldn’t share his actions to anyone—even Ash. He didn’t want to get involved because he did not want to draw attention to her and put her in danger. However, when she found him dealing drugs, it was too late. He had to take care of her. That wasn’t likely since he had no confidence he would be able to. His secretive past scared him concerning his ability to protect her.
Ms. Jan Bowles has written a poignant book about a couple who had unhappy pasts that they both kept silent about. These main characters were emotionally charged and grabbed my attention quickly. I was amazed at the way Bowles presented the background information. It made the couple seem quite realistic. The sexual content was very explicit, but scorching! It was an overall part of the storyline—not the story.
The glimpses of the area, the land and the expectations they had and their own vulnerability toward each other was endearing. It was so easy to fall in love with the couple. The area was described so that I felt I was there. I couldn’t stop reading the book and was completely surprised at the ending.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre. I guarantee you will enjoy it.
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
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