Glitter and Grit
Book 4, Lonesome Point, Texas
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This ride is going to last a lot longer than eight seconds…
Female professional bull rider, Reece Hearst, graduated from the school of hard knocks. With honors. Because life is like bull riding—when it sends you to the dirt, you do whatever it takes to get on your feet, even if you have to crawl. Like when officials stripped her of her rodeo queen title on the basis of vicious gossip years ago and not even her father would believe her side of the story. Reece could have stayed in the dust, wallowing. Instead, she fixed Lonesome Point in her rearview, joined the pro circuit, and never looked back. But now a serious injury threatens to end her career and she’s back in Lonesome Point, living next door to the family that once made her life a living hell.
After multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and his father’s death, all Grayson Parker wants is to get his family’s cattle business back in the black and live a quiet life. But the return of Reece Hearst opens old wounds, throwing his ordered world into chaos. Grayson was serving overseas when Reece was a teenager and can’t believe the girl he once knew has grown into a heartbreaker as hardened as she is beautiful.
Grayson finds a kindred spirit in wounded Reece and soon longs to be the man to show her that there is life after pain and loss. But can two people as damaged as Reece and Grayson find their way to happily ever after? Or will the scars on their hearts forever keep them apart?
by Janice Owen
Review of Glitter and Grit by Jessie Evans
Heartbreak, betrayal and redemption - another 5++ star read
Let me just say this, I LOVE Jessie's writing so much that I devour everything she writes as quickly as I can and then I'm chomping at the bit for the next story. This book centers around Reece, who is the older sister of Tulsi from Diamonds and Dust. We got a little peek at her character from that book and I just knew there would be more to come.
Reece left home before graduating high school and a major issue with their Father. Tulsi never talked about what the problems were, but we could tell it was going to be big. We meet Reece in this book after she comes back to Lonesome Point due to a skull fracture from her bull riding. It's Christmas Eve and with no way to get to her parents farm, she heads over to the Blue Moon Saloon in hopes of finding someone that can give her a ride. She ends up meeting "Broody" there and they seem to hit it off.
He takes her home with him, but mixing beer with her pain killers wasn't the best idea. She wakes up the next morning and has no memory of what transpired after they left the bar. When she recognizes where she is, she panics and we learn about the reason for her leaving home when she did and what led to the trouble between her and her Father.
Grayson is the son of the man that caused her so much pain and she runs from him. I will not give any spoilers past this, but you will want to read this book. There were so many good points in this book that make you stop and wonder what we, as women, have had to deal with and the long road we still need to travel. I will say, that I laughed and cried ugly tears during the last 10% of the book, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. I am looking forward to reading the next story Jessie writes, as she keeps writing amazing stories and we get to reap the rewards.
**Complimentary Copy provided by Author for an honest review.**
Glitter and Grit
This is definitely one of my favorite books ever! I do not have any idea where Jessie Evans gets her ideas but they are brilliant. At first I didn't think I wanted to read about a bull rider but I was so wrong! It was so much more than that! Reese is a high spirited woman that is finally tamed by the blue eyed cowboy Grayson and I loved it! You will laugh, sit on the edge of your seat with the suspense and of course cry but it will all be worth it! Don't miss out on this one or any of Jessie Evans books. Never thought I could fall in love with a cowboy but I certainly did!!
Lonesome Point, TX, Better Than Ever
Grayson Parker's return home to Lonesome Point isn't exactly a happy homecoming. Not only is he having to work to rebuild his family ranch, he's also taking care of his sister, Layla, who has come back home to escape an abusive marriage. Reece Hearst, hometown girl and rodeo star, is hiding from some things herself, and hopes that a quick trip back to the town she couldn't wait to leave will give her the respite that she's looking for. When Reece approaches him in a bar on Christmas Eve looking for some no-strings fun (the kind that he hasn't been interested in for a very long time), Grayson can't help but be intrigued. Reece is like no woman he's ever met, and the sparks are flying like crazy in no time.
Each time I read the newest book in the Lonesome Point, TX, series by Jessie Evans, I think it's the best one yet. Every single time. And, whichever book it is, it IS the best, every single time. I have fallen in love with each of her strong and sexy cowboys, with each spunky heroine, that inhabit this little town in Texas. Jessie has created characters that touch the heart, that draw me, as a reader, in, and keep me turning the pages until I've taken in every word. GLITTER AND GRIT, Jessie's latest Lonesome Point book, continues the trend, in such a wonderful way. Grayson is probably one of my favorite of Jessie's men to date. He's honorable, strong, committed to those that he loves, and not afraid to go after what he wants. Reece, too, is her own person. She's gone through a lot, and is afraid to form deep bonds because of it. Seeing her evolve into a woman willing to take on her demons and emerge not only victorious, but free to grow into a woman able to forgive and love, is absolutely heartwarming. Grayson and Reece both have baggage, and some heavy stuff at that. Uncomfortable issues are raised in this book, things that are all too present in the real world, but, in typical Jessie fashion, the darkness is conquered with love. There is humor, seriously hot sexy times, witty banter, and the kind of love that makes my toes tingle because it's just SO wonderful. Talk about 'feels,' this book is full of them.
Jessie has raised the bar with each new book, so I'm waiting to see what's next for Lonesome Point. I'm really hoping that Layla and Cole get their book next, because the seeds were sown in GLITTER AND GRIT, and I'm definitely ready to see where those two go. No matter which book is next, though, it can't come soon enough. 5+ 'get this book and read it now' stars.