Cara McCord had a new lease on life. After hearing the news that she was cancer free, the Texas beauty was ready to move forward and live life to the fullest…starting with losing her virginity. There was only one problem, though—the gorgeous blonde’s heart beat for one cowboy alone, and he was someone she knew she could never have.
Trace Briggs found the woman of his dreams when he was nine years old. For years he’d been forced to be a spectator on the sidelines of her life. But now circumstances had changed. The sexy, chiseled cowboy knew the time had come to claim the woman he’d loved since she was in pigtails.
Convincing Cara would take all of his heart, and Trace was ready to put it all on the line. Will Cara finally allow herself to truly live…and love?
Poignant, sweet, emotional story, that left me reeling and in tears, desperately needing a moment to recover, like a great story does.
I love Melanie Shawn's stories, there's an amazing mix of real, raw life, deep feelings, and the kind prefect happily-ever-after-kind-of-love, that only is in fairy tales, and it is all bound together in such a way, that you connect with your mind and emotions to the tales and characters, that you feel like you know them, are part of their lives, and they are the people you want to do life with. So when one of these tales comes to an end, I am in desperate need of that moment, hugging my Kindle, and marking down when the next installment comes out.
I don't remember when I have been so emotionally touched, as I was at the end of this story. I don't want to give anything out, but know that Trace and Cara have one of a kind connection. They have loved each other since their childhood, the friendship that has formed over their lifetime is special, and deep, the fact that Cara has got a new chance with life makes it more, in every possible way.
I loved how Trace was with her, caring, protecting, loving Cara, just wanting to see her smile, laugh, to be happy.
They have some obstacles, they have to overcome, but together they have more determination, stubbornness, and will than most small towns.
But it is not only the love story that made the tale so swoon worthy, it is also the friends, that are there for you, willing to go the extra mile for you, and even make you momentarily uncomfortable, if it means happiness in the long run.
And the family, that even though not perfect, still has each other's back, understands each other, support each other, and open their arms to you, when needed.
When loving each other is as natural as breathing, when you have waited your lifetime to finally declare your feelings, and you are willing to ride the bumpy ride, to see, if future together is a possibility for you two - A breathtaking, tear trekking, ardent, and heartfelt story
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me