“No, Keaton. I was bored and thought I’d come play ‘tag’ with ‘em for a little while.”
“Then you’re doing a helluva job, ‘cause they’re fixin’ to tag ya back.”
What’s he blathering about now? I turn and look…but refuse to sigh or show any sign of defeat…that some of the cows, are in fact, wandering back into the field I just shooed them out of.
Really? I seem to remember—open the gate to where the food is—they’ll go. So why they’re not cooperating now, in what has to be the first time since Noah let two of them on the Arc, has to be some weird conspiracy just to embarrass me in front of Keaton.
“Let me help you,” he says too kindly, moving to do so before I can refuse.
He uses his hat to swipe at the few remaining anarchist cows, sending them on their way. And Lord knows why, but I take a moment to peruse him…see just exactly how he turned out, physically anyway.
Hair still as black as the Stetson in his hand, jeans still as tight as he’s always played his cards to his chest. Every movement precise and purposeful, nothing wasted, just like he’s always been: good at everything.
Except recognizing value in the most valuable.
Back in the day, he’d been the boy to watch. A football star, a rodeo champ…and watch them they did—every girl in town.
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***
I loved this story, this is a story about how a young woman must face her past to move on with her future. The heroine was likable and easy to connect with. Even with her being a little broken she still showed strength and loyalty. The Hero will make you swoon, he bought heat and passion to the story that made the whole tale raw and emotional. If you are looking for a book that tugs on your heartstrings whilst adding a bit of heat then this story is for you!!!
Henley grew up on her family's farm with her mother and twins sister. When tragedy stuck Henley left town, not being able to deal with the circumstances and guilt she has never returned or tried to mend the fractured relationship between her and her mother.
8 years late Henley has returned home, She is struggling there is so much hurt in this one place and she needs to find a way to move forward. What she doesn't need is Keaton. Keaton is from her past, the boy her sister had a crush on, the boy who knew what buttons to push and the one who was always a consistent person no matter what was happening.
Keaton has loved Henley since they were kids but she never gave him the time of day. Now she is back he will do everything in his power to show her how he feels and to get the girl he has always wanted.
With everything spiraling out of control for Henley, Keaton is quick to step in and help her. What starts off as just little things turns into some major problem solving that have Henley seeing a different side of the boy she grew up with.
Keaton is your typical alpha, soft, caring, sweet to Hot, Bossy and Dominant and watching him help and nurture Henley was a beautiful thing!!
S.E. Hall, lover of all things anticipation and romance, is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice, Endure and companion novellas Baby Mama Drama and Guide for Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by character Sawyer Beckett. S.E. also wrote the stand-alone Finally Found novels Pretty Instinct and Pretty Remedy. Her co-written works include The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled 1&2, One Naughty Night and full-length, standalone novels Matched and Filthy Foreign Exchange with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense, written with Erin Noelle.
S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found “enthusiastically cheering” on one of her girls’ softball games.