Sooner or later, every family secret comes to light…
When Brody McTavish sees Harper Hamilton's runaway horse galloping across the pastures, he does what any good cowboy would do—gives chase and rescues her. Unfortunately for him, the woman he's secretly loved for years didn't need saving, and she's just reached her limit with people treating her as hopeless. But they soon have bigger problems when they make a gruesome discovery—human remains revealed by a recent rainstorm. Remains that will dredge up old Hamilton family mysteries…and bring about a scandal that could threaten all Harper's loved ones.
With her father running for president, every move Harper makes is under scrutiny. But despite the risks, she's determined to uncover the truth about her family's role in a long-ago murder. If she can trust him enough, Brody will be more than an ally. He could be the only thing standing between Harper and an enemy intent on keeping the past buried forever.
Continuing to pull you in.
Fourth in a series. I am enjoying this journey. The Hamilton family is full of hard working siblings. This story belongs to Harper. She is back from school and trying to find her place. She runs into her childhood crush from a neighboring ranch. The families are not exactly fast friends. To make matters worse, when she finally gets to spend time with Brody, a dead body pushes them apart again. After a lot of sleuthing together and apart, Harper and Brody fall for each other and risk family, life, and heart to stay with each other. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next to see how the next Hamilton finds their match. This is highly recommended.
Old Murder, New Suspects
B.J. has done it again! Hard Rain kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning sentence to the last paragraph! Even though it's 355 pages, I groaned when it ended! I wanted more! The characters are so intertwined and the suspense has me staying up so late, I don't get any sleep! In this book, we follow the 35 year old murder of Maggie McTavish when her cousin, Brody, and one of the Hamilton girls, Harper, are out riding horses and happen to find the body which has been exposed by a recent rainstorm. This sets off Hamilton family secrets, scandals in the community and even though the murder happened 35 years ago, there are still plenty of people for the sheriff to talk to! Maggie had been rumored to have had an affair with JD Hamilton who was Harper's grandfather - a senator and twice her age, but the Hamilton family refuses to believe this. B.J. did something different in this book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Each chapter she went back and "flashbacked" to parts of the actual meetings between Maggie and JD Hamilton 35 years ago. It gave the story so much more authenticity! I always love how B.J. uses secondary characters in her storylines. This book was no different. Brody and Harper decide to also investigate the murder on their own, which doesn't make the sheriff happy AND it puts them in danger. I cannot WAIT until we find out what actually happened to Harper's mother, Sarah! She has been gone for 22 years but has recently returned, saying she has amnesia! We continue to get more information in this book! I definitely recommend this book!!!
Loved everything about it!
I can't believe that this series just keeps getting better and better. I've loved all the books that I've read in this series and the next one won't be out soon enough for me. They are just so good that I couldn't put them down and this one was awesome. There's so much going on in each book and the twists are nail biting and heart wrenching. Brody McTavish and Harper Hamilton are star crossed lovers. The animosity between the two families is old history that has just been thrust into Brody and Harpers laps, and its about to threaten everything they hold dear.