“A lovingly written modern-day fairy tale with complex characters and a well-earned, satisfying ending.” - Kirkus Reviews
From New York Times bestseller Victoria James comes a poignant and heartfelt romance that wraps you in a warm embrace...
Eight years ago, Tyler Donnelly left Wishing River, Montana, after a terrible fight with his father and swore he’d never return. But when his father has a stroke, guilt and duty drive him home, and nothing is as he remembers––from the run-down ranch to Lainey Sullivan, who is all grown up now. And darn if he can’t seem to stay away.
Lainey’s late grandma left her two things: the family diner and a deep-seated mistrust of cowboys. So when Tyler quietly rides back into town looking better than hot apple pie, she knows she’s in trouble. But she owes his dad everything, and she’s determined to show Ty what it means to be part of a small town...and part of a family.
Lainey’s courage pushes Ty to want to make Wishing River into a home again—together. But one of them is harboring a secret that could change everything.
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This was a fantastic novel!! I love Lainey & Tyler’s story! I can’t wait to read Dean and Cade’s while still getting updated about Lainey, Ty, & Martin 😍
Fantastic story about forgiveness!
This book features Ty and Lainey. I understand why Ty did and felt the way he did. The truth spoken with harsh words can change a man’s entire life, devastating far more than just himself. The chemistry between Ty and Lainey is undeniable. Her vow to herself was a little surprising. After she told him, I was shocked at his reaction and all the unforgivable cruelty he dished out. I was outraged on her behalf! The story does not end there though.
This story line is smooth flowing. The characters truly fit their parts. I do believe that the lesson learned throughout this entire book was about forgiveness and each were heartfelt lessons. Fantastic!
Lainey has endured more loss than any 25yr old should. After losing her grandma, the only one who ever cared and loved her, Lainey vowed to keep Tilley’s diner open. In doing that, she had to give up her dreams of becoming an artist and attending art school in Italy. Lainey then loses her mom to cancer. With bills piling up, she’s at wits end. Then, in walks Ty...her childhood crush.
After leaving abruptly eight years ago, Ty returns home. His father has had a stroke and needs help running the ranch. Ty never wanted to leave and always believed he would live his life working the ranch next to his dad, until his mom dies. Hateful words and secrets were revealed causing Ty to leave. But he always knew he’d return. Although he didn’t think his former friends would treat him so harshly. Stopping at Tilley’s before going to see his dad, he reconnects with an all grown up Lainey.
I loved the smoldering chemistry between Lainey and Ty. So hot they couldn’t their hands off each other. Lainey’s honesty, faith, and ability to speak her mind was absolutely refreshing. Lainey was one of the few who took the time to really look at and see the “real” Ty. She was able to slowly knock down the walls he built and get him to realize he was worthy of love. I loved Ty’s support of Lainey’s dream, his loyalty, and his sense of family. Their witty banter had me laughing out loud! I can’t wait to read Dean and Cade’s stories! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.