Bailey Rossum was living out a bad country song.
After being stood up and having her pickup truck break down, Bailey found herself walking barefoot in a ball gown down a back road. And when her sexier-than-sin ex rides up on his steel horse Bon Jovi style to rescue her, she knows she has to accept his help even if it means breaking her heart all over again.
Josh Scott had no interest in being anyone’s hero.
After finding the only woman he’d ever loved stranded on the side of the road, Josh knew that he had to do the right thing. And when his headlight shone on long silky, blonde hair, huge doe eyes, and the most perfect set of lips ever created he knew his already shattered heart was in serious trouble.
To live in the present, Josh and Bailey have to face their past. If they do they just might have a future…and it all starts with just one night.
18+ Stand-alone Crossroads romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!
To say the novel is heart-wrenching and emotional is just scraping the surface. The feels go deep, the angst is intense, and the tears were multiple, both from sorrow and pain as well as from joy and jubilee. To say I sobbed through the book is an exaggeration but not by much.
Bailey Rossum and Josh Scott hadn't had the easiest start in life, but they had had each other. In the most amazing, finding your soulmate kind of way that will blow you away and steep deeply into your heart. Until they didn't. Until things went wrong in the worst moment in the worst kind of way. And even though they both had managed to succeed in their lives, to be successful in their careers, it might have been, cause all their energy and efforts were focused on the task at hand to avoid the feelings churning in their souls and core beings.
The energy, connection, chemistry between Bailey and Josh is something amazing and tangible and adorable all at the same time. The attraction they have for each other is a palpable force, and they are helpless to avoid it now that the connection between them is established again. And the love scenes these two create, are off the chart smoking hot.
The challenge they face is the secrets from their past. Can they overcome everything they left behind and is there enough room in their hearts and minds for the understanding and forgiveness needed to move forward? I loved the road, the struggle they faced but mostly how the handled it. I loved both Josh and Bailey, how they saw each other and how honest they were with each other.
The half spoon dropped - from my opinion - cause there was some third person drama involved that continued after the first love scene between Josh and Bailey. Was it physical, not really - a kiss - but it bothered me as it was first mentioned, it bothered me when it continued, and then when it was ignored after all the turbulence started in the hospital, I wondered why, oh why was it mentioned in the first place. I know, this is me and my silly hard limits, but this is my opinion so...
The chaos created by unraveling secrets and the mayhem it caused in the protagonists' lives took me for an emotional road with angst and passionate adoration as the main vehicles riding down the curvy path... A journey that I am thankful I was able to experience, not only because of the lovely visit with my friends in Harper’s Crossing but because of both Josh and Bailey deserved to find peace, redemption, and most of all, love into their lives.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side