When single mom Trisha Cahill fled her deadly ex, she never expected to feel safe again.
Yet Dusty Crawford is the protector she's always yearned for.
She can't deny her attraction to the rugged cowboy, but how can she start a new beginning with evil lurking in her past?
Dusty has been intrigued by Trisha since she and her infant son arrived in Bitterroot, Oklahoma.
When her life is threatened by a stalker, he won't hesitate to act as guardian.
Trisha may be running from more than her bloody past, but Dusty will go to extremes to keep the vulnerable beauty safe.
The story wraps up my mind with small town charm, as an adorable, yet nervous cowboy, wants to ask the girl for a date. From there it proceeds to be the sweetest, most loving, darling story of love, overcoming your past demons, a little Duke, and danger mixed into the bundle.
I have enjoyed this series from the start, and it seems to just get better with every story. The characters in the book are lovable, lovely, and real. The dates Dusty and Trisha have are filled with the wonder of falling in love, finding your soulmate, and someone to laugh with. The passion they have for each other is absorbing, but yet they want to wait for the perfect moment, to fulfill their need for each other. They share the past pain and, the horror they have experienced, they support each other, and are there for each other when needed. These two made me smile from ear to ear.
And then Cooper, the little John 'the Duke' Wayne wannabe! His three and half year old enthusiasm and joy for life, cowboys, and Dusty stole my heart. There's a couple of moments when he is imitating the Duke, that had me laughing out loud. Cooper and Dusty together were so perfect, like made for each other. The cowboy who has never known the love of a father, pours into this little man everything he ever dreamed of having, while growing up.
But the story is not all sweet and lovely, there are dangerous elements, events that put many lives in danger, a deadly obsession, that could put a stop for the future Trisha, Dusty, and Cooper are dreaming about.
Alluring tale, that I read in one sitting, just couldn't stop reading until the end. I adore the characters, the magic they had between them, and the danger that loomed around them.
~ 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