Tanner Hayes smashed Claire's life to pieces when he chose the rodeo over her ten years ago. And now he'd wrecked her truck! Fantastic. She'd lost her husband, the family ranch was mired in debt, her father was recuperating from a stroke and her son was being bullied. Why not throw a reckless bull rider into the mix?
All she'd wanted was a safe, stable life. But with Tanner back in town—and staying on her ranch—nothing was safe, or under control. Not the feelings she'd fought so hard to forget. Not the son she was determined to protect. And certainly not her long-held secret…
When I saw that Karen Rock had a new book coming out through Harlequin Heartwarming I clicked right over to find a review copy to read! (Thank you NetGalley and Harlequin!) Karen Rock is one of my favorite authors in the Harlequin Heartwarming line. I love her books, every single time. This book is no exception.
I'm telling you, there is just something about cowboys. Bull riding, risk taking, lonely cowboys. For Claire, cowboys are the love them and leave them type and she has no use for them. Her heart has been crushed once and she's not going to allow it to happen a second time- especially by the same man.
Tanner is looking for connections. He is looking for roots. After being hurt riding bulls, he heads back to the one place he felt love. Yes, he's a bit slow on the uptake but I loved how Tanner just jumps in and starts proving himself right from the beginning. He helps Claire grow in confidence.
Oh, the mistakes. The misunderstandings. The secrets and the pride. All of those things add to the sizzle moments, the growing bonds and the truth to make the end product so, so sweet. This was a fantastic clean romance. Love!
Content: reference to a previous sexual relationship, kissing