She couldn't forget him, even if she tried...
When Amelia Corbyn was a vulnerable teen, she found out she wasn’t a Corbyn by blood. Her biological father was a legendary country singer who wanted nothing to do with her. Hurt and confused, Amelia fled Last Stand Texas for a modeling career in New York. She left behind her high school boyfriend and family who had kept too many secrets. Years later Amelia’s back in Last Stand, retired from modeling and determined to care for her aging parents. She’s not expecting to see the one man she loved and couldn’t forget. Even worse, the spark is still there just waiting to burst into a flame.
Former pro-football player Cal Delaney returns to Last Stand to raise his sister’s toddler after a car accident claims her life along with her husband. His feelings for Amelia seem stronger than ever, but he has secrets and responsibilities; and Amelia has already proved to him that when things get tough, she skips town.
Can Cal forgive their past so that he and his first love can have a future?
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Enjoyed the story and characters
The storyline was good but sometimes seemed to have some sudden gaps. It generally came back together fairly quickly but that was why I didn’t give it a 5 star rating otherwise characters and story great.
Her Texas Ex
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tule Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This book was a little different for me. Amelia was someone that I had a hard time identifying with. At sixteen she discovers a family secret that leaves her confused and devastated. She goes to New Year to become a model. Before she leaves, she sleeps with Cal her high school boyfriend. Cal is now confused and hurt. Why did Amelia ghost him after having sex? She comes back to town because her mother is ill and the doctors don't have a diagnose.
Cal and Amelia have to work through so many issues. Compounded with their relationship, trust and abandonment issues, Cal's younger sister Julie dies in an accident leaving her young son in the care of the Delaney brothers. Even though this book was written in my favorite dual POV format, I didn't connect with Amelia. I did understand that she had trust issues and I could identify her struggle with them but I really thought she was childish and very selfish. I really wanted to slap her silly and then explain the concept of unconditional love. Cal on the other hand was a wonderful male protagonist that I could identify with. I really felt for this man and all that he struggled with.
I normally love this author's work but I felt that Amelia fell a little flat for me. I am glad to have read this story though. There were several sexual scenes that I feel would be inappropriate for anyone under 18.
Her Texas Ex
Loved this book. Couldn’t put down. The characters seem real.