New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan begins a brand-new series with a western set romance between a former soldier and the mother of his child. Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and BJ Daniels.
They’re tough, tender, and sometimes tormented; they’re the Wildes of Wyoming, three brothers whose family ties are as strong as their wills.
Chase Wilde never expected to fall in love, especially with Shelby Payne. Years before, one passionate night had drawn these two lost souls together. Then Chase left on deployment with the Army, while Shelby raised their baby alone. Now he’s back, a wounded warrior determined to turn his life around. Shelby knows what it’s like to lose everything, including her own family. So she offers him a bargain: if he can prove himself to be the man he says he is, she will let him into their daughter’s life...and maybe even into hers.
Chase knows it will take a lot to prove to Shelby that there’s more between them than the single night they spent together. She’s everything he’s ever wanted, including the voice of reason he needs to reconcile his past and be the man he wants to be for them both. But just as their lives come together, she’s torn away from him by a dangerous person from her past, and saving her means saving himself . . . because he can’t live without her.
Bestseller Ryan (True Love Cowboy) launches her Wyoming Wilde series with a heavy, deeply emotional western about love and loyalty. Chase Wilde was estranged from his family following his mother's death and left home to join the army. Now he's back with numerous injuries, a crippling case of PTSD, and a prescription drug addiction. He finds a lifeline in his determination to prove himself to his two-year-old daughter, Eliza, and her mother, his former one-night stand Shelby Payne. Physical therapist Shelby has carried the burden of her own birth her whole life: her father kidnapped and raped her mother, who then attempted to kill both herself and baby Shelby. Only Shelby survived. This dark past makes it hard for her to believe that anyone could love her, least of all handsome Chase. But even when their happy ending seems to be in sight, threats from her past may tear them apart. Ryan tackles the many tough topics here with an empathetic eye, and dispatches the story's (perhaps somewhat exaggerated) villain in a thoroughly satisfying way. This moving tale of redemption and romance will melt the hardest of hearts. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary.
Chase and Shelby
I love this author, and am excited for the new series. This story is pretty heavy and not sunshine and roses. Chase has a lot to deal with and maybe make up for. Shelby is strong. Together they make a great couple. HEA.