For Jay Preston, being a young computer genius working in his family’s business empire isn’t enough. The software he created may have made him a millionaire, but it hasn’t made him happy. Seeking simple honesty in his life, he takes a temporary job in a place that made him happy in his youth, grooming American Saddlebred horses near Louisville, Kentucky. Then a beautiful woman from his past walks back into his life.
Life isn’t easy for the widowed Carrie Mercer. Raising her daughter alone, she’s struggling to make ends meet while paying for her daughter’s horse. She can’t possibly be falling for the handsome new groom at her daughter’s stable. He’s too young for her, isn’t he? Although he may be a true gentleman, there’s something secretive about him.
Then tragedy strikes, endangering Carrie’s daughter. Carrie married once before for her daughter’s sake. Is she willing to risk her heart a second time when Jay offers a tantalizing proposition? Jay’s always wanted to be loved for himself, not his millions, but the shy widow and her little daughter need him. Can a marriage of convenience prove that a California millionaire can be the perfect Kentucky groom?
The Bluegrass Reunion series: Contemporary romances about second chances that can be read as standalone novels with happily ever after endings and no cliffhangers.
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I'm a little torn on this book. I loved both characters but Carrie threw me a little. I understand that her first husband put her through a lot but she couldn't understand Jay's reasoning behind why he didn't reveal who he actually was. That is hard for me. I try very hard to understand where someone is coming from when I deal with them. I felt he had a very understandable reason why he kept this a secret. But that is why there is a book though to get the characters though the rough patch and in this case it was his secret.
I loved that this book did have my dual POV format. It really helped to get an inside look into the characters' thoughts to understand them better.
I do recommend this book to anyone!