Jane Porter returns with an entertaining tale of a former top model who is forced to reinvent herself by moving back to her hometown in Texas after her marriage falls apart.
Shey Darcy, a 39-year-old former top model for Vogue and Sports Illustrated led a charmed life in New York City with a handsome photographer husband until the day he announced he'd fallen in love with someone else. Left to pick up the pieces of her once happy world, Shey decides to move back home to Texas with her three teenage sons.
Life on the family ranch, however, brings with it a whole new host of dramas starting with differences of opinion with her staunch Southern Baptist mother, her rugged but overprotective brothers, and daily battles with her three sons who are also struggling to find themselves. Add to the mix Shey's ex-crush, Dane Kelly, a national bullriding champ and she's got her hands full. It doesn't take long before Shey realizes that in order to reinvent herself, she must let go of an uncertain future and a broken past, to find happiness--and maybe love--in the present.
Porter (Easy on the Eyes) injects some western flavor in this story of starting over and romance in the over-30 set. After ex-supermodel Shey Darcy's husband leaves her for another man, she packs up her three teenage sons and moves from New York City to the Texas ranch where she grew up, and while Shey easily finds work as a catalogue model and reconnects with her two older brothers, the divorce weighs on her mind and two of her boys can't make the transition, particularly 14-year-old Bo, who suffers from depression. Naturally, Shey's return to her old stomping grounds prompts the inevitable reunion with an old flame, former pro bull rider Dane Kelly. Porter's depiction of small town Texas is convincing, but her protagonists are too flawless to be believable, and their happy ending comes after too little conflict. It's a nice diversion that could use a bit more complexity.
She's gone country
Loved it! Being from Texas I loved this book! Cowboys, that's all I can say!
She's gone country.
The title is hokey, corny and misleading. At no time is she anything but country by my definition. Shey's dedication to her sons, brothers, and estranged husband reflect a woman securely reared country or at least southern. Life has thrown for a loop for the 2nd second time when her husband of 17 years comes out of the closet but she follows her instincts to set her world right again and reclaim her joy.
This book hit so close to home! I'm a country girl by heart! This story had me hooked from the get go and kept me interested ALL the way till the end!! I loved it!!!