In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden love just might be the sweetest… Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, it’s the first time he can’t just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals—or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them.
Beatrix Leighton has loved Dane for years, while he’s always seen her as another sister. When she enlists his help to start her animal sanctuary, she thinks it will give him purpose. Instead, it brings all the desire she feels for him to the boiling point. Bea’s father taught her early on that love means loss. But could her forbidden crush turn into a love that will last a lifetime?
*I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I loved this book! It was fast paced, constantly had my attention, and I did not want to put it down for the life of me. The love story was absolutely beautiful and moved me. It was one of my favorite books by this author actually.
Dane- I routed for Dane so much. I wanted nothing more than for him to heal both physically and emotionally and just be happy. I loved the progression of his character, not only throughout this book, but throughout this whole series. He went from being this playboy that would flirt with anything, to this sweetheart that wanted nothing more than Bea.
Bea- I went into this book wanting someone to love Bea the way she deserves to be loved. She is one of the sweetest people on the planet and her character just melted my heart. I completely understood how protective people were of her because her heart just seemed so easy to break because it was so open. I am so happy that Dane and her ended up together. They were the two unlikeliest of people to be matched yet they fit so perfectly for each other.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I have been waiting for their story for a long time and it lived up to all of my expectations and then some! I can’t wait for the next book!