SAFE AT HOME
Leah Murphy just wants to feel safe again after a violent break-in. Moving to Blue Falls, Texas, is the first step. Renting the bunkhouse from rancher Tyler Lowe is the second. But Leah is uneasy around the handsome cowboy, despite his kindness.
Tyler knows all too well how difficult it is to rebuild trust. He's trying to help his young niece heal from her own dark memories. When he sees how Maddie responds to Leah, he can't help feeling grateful—and attracted to the beautiful woman. He knows he has to move slowly to win Leah's heart, but he also knows she's worth the wait.
There's nothing that heals the troubled soul faster than the love of a Texas cowboy, company of a sweet little girl, a wounded puppy who adores you unconditionally, and the nature surrounding you.
The fear and terror Leah feels in her mind and heart after the attack against her in her home, is apparent. The anxiety tries to take a hold of her, and the jitters she feels are real.
Tyler feels overwhelmed and alone with the huge responsibility of his niece. He loves her more than life itself, would do anything for her, to protect her, to make her the happy curious, full of life little girl she used to be before her mother abandoned her. The feelings are so raw and fragile, and my heart was aching for them both.
I enjoyed the tender, sweet feeling of the story, the care, protectiveness, the attraction between Leah and Tyler, it all was filled with hope and joy, despite the tragic events in both of their lives.
There were moments of raw heartache, fright and fear, joy and laughter, love and elation. The story swept me with it, and at the end left me smiling, feeling the hope, faith and anticipation of better days to come, filled with love and life.
~ Four Spoons