Publisher Description


There's complicated. And there's Rowen Sterling. 

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.

Young Adult
May 7
Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams

Customer Reviews

Mcollinsyosha ,

Loved it!

Read this book in 4 hours. Loved every second of it :) hoping for a sequel!!! I would love to find out how everything works out between rowen and her mother!

sp22707 ,

I want a sequel

I really hope there will be a sequel to this story!! It was so great!!

Annmric8 ,

Words of wisdom by Rose. This story was packed with great advice.

Judgment and stereotypes be damned. This story is going to remove any preconceived stereotypes about people. Rowen is going to learn a new outlook on life and people. Her whole life people judged and labeled her. Of course, upon meeting Jesse she does the same to him. Until he proves her analyst wrong.

Gotta love them cowboys. Jesse is a real gentleman. No judgment from him. Honest and smart. Jesse helps around the ranch and never complains about the work that needs to be done.
Garth is evil. He enjoyed putting the doubt in Rowen's mind that a girl like her would not fit into the life of Jesse and his golden family. It sounds to me that Garth is jealous of that said golden life.
It's a cute, sweet, and tender story.
Rowen's mother is a piece of work. What a horrible woman.
People get lost along the way in life never to be found. Fortunately for both Rowan and Jesse they both were found by Rose. Rose is an amazing character. Everybody needs a Rose in life. Her insightful words and wisdom and love are a breath of fresh air.
Written well. The story flowed at a quick pace. I could not put it down.

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