In Copper Ridge, Oregon, a cowboy's best friend might turn out to be the woman of his dreams…
If Finn Donnelly makes a plan, he sticks to it. After his brothers left Copper Ridge, Finn stayed behind, determined to keep their ranch going by himself. And when he realized his feelings for Lane Jensen were more than platonic, he shoved that inconvenient desire away. It was easy…until it wasn't. Suddenly his brothers are coming home to claim their share of the property. And Lane is no longer just in his fantasies. She's in his arms, and their friendship is on the line…
He's been her buddy, her handyman, her rock. But until that one breathtaking kiss, Lane somehow overlooked the most important thing about Finn Donnelly—he's all man. They're right together, no matter how much his volatile past has bruised him. Finn wants to hold Lane's body, but he doesn't want to hold her heart. But Lane is falling fast and now she's got a plan of her own…to show Finn there's nothing hotter than friendship turned to slow-burning love.
A beautifully written love story from best friends to lovers and so much more, with deep emotions and fervent passion, plentiful of angst, and family trouble.
From the very first scene, the author's words lured me into the tale and I was emotionally invested in the characters, in the events occurring, in the story. It felt like coming home, to be at the Copper Ridge again, and watch Finn Donnelly and Lane Jensen find their destiny.
Finn and Lane had had an easy and comfortable friendship for years. The way they were with each other, their interactions, every moment they were together, it was obvious how important they were to each other, how deep their feelings for each other were. The warm comfort, the security in the friendship, the confidence they had in each other was strong and admirable.
I loved how Lane's eyes opened to see Finn in a new light, as a man, and how her desire to know more about him, after all the years as her best friend, shocked her to the core.
There is an abundance of drama and trouble in Finn and Lane's story. They both have past baggage that they still carry with them, hurt and disappointments that affect they life and faith in the future possibilities.
I understood Finn's struggles to accept that the ranch was divided in four when it was him that had put his tears, blood, and hard work into it. The tension between the brothers, the undercurrents running in the house was tangible and somehow heartbreaking at the same time. It was impossible not to get my feelings involved in the conflicts between the brothers.
Lane is nearly paralyzed when suddenly the reminders of her past mistakes as blasted on her face constantly. The secret that she never wanted to share with anyone is now messing with her head, as well as the new burning desire she feels for Finn, all mixed up in a bundle of her chaotic thoughts. She is conflicted with her feelings, with her needs, with her wants and future goals.
I adored Lane and Finn together. The way they knew each other, the way they were with each other, it was a solid foundation to built something more, something special, something unique.
The push and pull between them, the fear of the change, the development of the new kind of relationship, it goes on for an extended time. There were moments when I felt a frustration as I wanted them to figure it out and accept their new, flaming feelings and deeper emotions for each other, find the peace of mind with the past, the hope, and faith in the better future.
An engaging and emotion-filled story that smoothly flew off the pages entertaining my mind and touching my heart. A lovely visit to Copper Ridge to witness the bliss, drama, and passion between Finn and Lane.
~ Four Spoons
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.
Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard.
She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.
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