Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.
When a tragic accident takes Mike away from Layton, and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache.
Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger living in New York City and happily followed him there.
The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds the courage to do the one thing she thought she'd never be able to do.
Fleeing with her best friend Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past.
Will they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and…
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Sweet romance with city girl meets country boy and exes involved. Nice change for romance readers.
Omg, I’m not someone who likes to read. To be honest, I have never finished a book until now! My sister told me about this book and on a Friday night I was like “let’s give it a try” I started to read around 9:30pm and I literally had to put my phone down and make myself go to sleep around 2am. It was so good that I never wanted to stop! My husband woke up like 3 times to ask me what I was doing, I just couldn’t stop. Thanks for this amazing experience and I’m definitely reading the other ones!
I’m all “Winked” Out!
This is a story that describes one of society’s deeply rooted issues with some realistic symptoms, but sugar-coated the solutions, the problem of domestic violence. Yes, people blame themselves and wonder what they did to provoke the abuse, but falling “madly in love” with someone is never the panacea. It takes years to heal with therapy and I feel this book made the solution way too simplistic. I also found the “added a wink” and “he said with a wink" way too distracting. I searched ‘wink’ and came up with 97 hits. It’s as if the characters all had nervous tics and something in their eyes. I do, however, appreciate the author’s attempt at addressing a social issue, but this book missed the mark for me.