New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!
The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner—Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager—that decision becomes even more difficult.
Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for.
When art teacher Cora Kelly accepts a job at New Horizons Boys Ranch (a boarding school for troubled boys) in Silver Springs, Calif., her secret goal is to find the ranch's owner who happens to be her birth mother, Aiyana Turner and any other relatives who might be there. She doesn't expect one of those possible relatives to be a hot "brother" she's intensely attracted to. Former New Horizons student Elijah Turner was adopted by Aiyana when he was a teen and is now a ranch employee. Having failed at many relationships because of his "inability to make feel loved and validated,' " Elijah isn't looking for anything permanent; and since Cora is keeping her identity a secret (and he's her boss), she isn't either. But they embark on some no-strings-attached steamy encounters that are eventually followed up by more emotionally intimate pillow talk. Elijah is drawn to Cora's relaxed demeanor and her willingness to accept what he offers without pushing for more, giving him a chance to open up about his past at his own pace. There's nothing predictable about this sweet love story, and Novak's believable yet easy resolutions make it a delightful, touching introduction to the Silver Springs series.
Finding our forever
Loved it. Wish it was longer.
Cora Kelley, adopted at birth, has sought her birth mother (Aiyana) and with the help of a Private Investigator. She is the founder of the New Horizons Boys Ranch in Silver Springs where she is accepts a 1 year contract as an art teacher. She has not told her adopted parents but finds they know from the revenge of her ex-boyfriend. She was hoping to get a closer look at her mother but she didn’t expect to fall in love with her adopted son Eli Turner (who along with other boys were adopted as a result of the school). Eli has his own issues of trust and deceit to overcome, but their physical attraction grows to love, and Eli wants an HEA if he can convince her to stay. Cora confides in Eli, then Aiyana who also kept Cora a secret from her family. I hope Brenda continues with other stories as the brothers find their own HEA.
Finding Our Forever
First time reading this author. A good writer, a good story. Not a typical romance . I think anyone would enjoy this story.