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She's waited a lifetime. Can she stop him from wasting one?
Vaughn Jenkins is the youngest in a long line of proud men. But he was only seventeen when his parents were killed during a storm on a California highway. Seven years later, another stormy night nearly took Vaughn's life. Now he's half a leg lighter, full of shame and doubt, and taking it out on everyone around him, even the woman he's loved most of his life.
T.J. Brisco is the girl next door. She and Vaughn grew up together, inseparable friends, then high school sweethearts. But when tragedy strikes, Vaughn retreats and this time is no different. She's determined to help him recover from his devastating amputation. But Vaughn's not going to make it easy. When his anger becomes too much for T.J.'s shattered heart, she decides that their story is over for good.
Now Vaughn is faced with the rest of his life--as an amputee, as a brother, as a man--and as T.J. moves on, Vaughn falls farther and farther behind. Can he learn to run fast enough to catch up to the only woman he'll ever love? Or will his pride stand in their way forever?
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
T.J. and Vaughn's story in a series that focuses on different Jenkins' family members. Childhood sweeties and then their lives got in the way, particularly Vaughn's. The loss of his parents and an accident, means that he's pushing everyone away.
This is the story of how they get back together. T.J.'s story is one of second-chances, and realizing that she can and should give him one more chance, but that does not mean she needs to be treated like a doormat. He has to learn why he deserves that second chance. Their growth, as individuals and a couple is at the heart of this story.
It's another belter from Selena Laurence. Her characters have depth as well as all the romance and steam that we want in a contemporary romance. It was a book that left me happy with the conclusion, but thinking about the challenges faced by the characters and how they dealt with them. I love her books, and this is no exception. And that's writing as someone who isn't so interested in stories of cowboys as politicians. Selena Laurence delivered a thoughtful enough story that I wasn't bothered by the fact that it was a cowboy romance.
Fantastic read! This is Vaughn and TJ's story. It will have you feeling all sorts of emotions. I was sucked in from the beginning. It's heartwarming, sweet and steamy. It's beautifully written. The chemistry between Vaughn and TJ is off the charts sizzling. I loved Vaughn and TJ's journey as they overcome their obstacles and insecurities as they heal and love again. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
Friends to lovers second chance romance!
The sand and surf off Pacific Coast Highway in California is a unique setting for this coming-of-age story of Vaughn, who is the youngest member of the three Jenkins brothers who own a successful organic cattle ranch in Big Sur. Seven years ago they became the sole heirs of their multimillion-dollar spread when their parents were killed in a car accident and to this day life has never been the same for Vaughn, his brothers and his best friend Theodora Jane. Today T.J. is a talented physical therapist and Vaughn, who recently lost a leg in a ranching accident is her surly and cantankerous patient. He's bitter and moody, taking verbal jabs at her until she decides she's had enough. Frankly, I think she should have walked away years ago for her mental health and well being, but TJ's heart won't let her forget how wonderful it felt to be Vaughn's best friend for 20 years. The first half of the story was a little slow and made me really dislike our hero but I really liked the flashbacks scenes between TJ and Vaughn through the years was a great idea. The second half was much better and the climax of the story was loaded with suspense that kept me glued to my Kindle. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.