One-click to read what happens when a secret fling leads to a positive pregnancy test and an instant family for a stoic cowboy and a single mother!
Finally getting to live your life on your terms? Check
Heading out of town to a new life? Check
Your one night stand who could have been something more stops you and says she pregnant? Wait, what???
Cam Miller has spent his life shouldering responsibility - first after his mother died and his father crawled into a bottle, leaving the ranch and his three-year-old sister alone, then when his father died in a drunk driving accident, officially putting those responsibilities on Cam. Good thing he had broad shoulders to handle them all. But now, with his sister off to culinary school, he was ready to follow his own path ... and it was leading his away from ranching and GRanite Junction and the people who blamed him for the sins of the father.
Too bad it was also taking him from the one woman who might have been been the one.
Molly Brennan was living her best life as a rodeo trick rider until a failed marriage forced her from the arena. Now she's perfectly fine running her own hair salon and raising her daughter solo. She doesn't need a man, but what could it hurt to indulge in a little no-strings fun with a sexy cowboy?
When Molly realizes she's pregnant, she pulls herself up by her bootstraps. She's handled things this far on her own and she can do it again, although she's finding it isn't so easy to let Cam go. But Cam's not the kind of man who shirks responsibility. Finding himself torn between a woman who feels like home and his need to break free, where will Cam's heart lead him?
I love it when a writer has a strong independent woman as a main character. So many times a character like Molly is written as, not really a weak person, but someone who moans about what life has thrown at her. In this case, Molly has struggled for so long as a single parent that she can’t accept Cam’s love. She just doesn’t trust it to be there long term.
Cam is a man that has always stepped up to take care of of others. He’s stayed in Granite Falls to take care of his sister & make their ranch profitable. Now is supposed to be his time to travel & leave his hometown behind. When a fling with Molly leaves consequences, it takes him a while to accept it. Now he has to show Molly he’s serious.
After getting to know Cam in the previous book, I wasn’t surprised by his willingness to do whatever he could for not just Molly but for Riley as well. He wasn’t going to let a mere eight hour drive keep him from helping Molly through their unexpected pregnancy. But she certainly didn’t help things by constantly pushing him away.
I really wanted to love the pairing of Molly and Cam more than I did, but Molly made it difficult. While I definitely respect the fact that she’s an independent single mother, as well as a businesswoman, she just couldn’t give Cam an inch. She grew on me slowly, but she put him through the ringer.
I still very much enjoyed their slow burn romance, though, and thought Riley was simply darling. I love that Cam met his match and got the happily ever after that he deserves.