Dillon Sheenan refuses to be tamed…
After three years running the family ranch, sexy thirty-year-old Dillon Sheenan has a one way plane ticket out of Montana. He’s eager to put small town life, with its emphasis on brides, babies, and families, behind him as he’s certainly not interested in being a dad, or even ready to settle down.
Beautiful single mom, Paige Joffe, juggles a lot, between running Main Street Diner and coping with her money-pit of a Victorian on Bramble Lane. She doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of the loves of her life, Addison and Tyler, and working to pay down bills. But one date–and an incredibly hot kiss–with Dillon Sheenan wakes her up and makes her dream again.
Until she finds out Dillon’s already bought his ticket out of town…
Is Dillon about to break the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved?
I loved this story. It resonated with me so deeply, cause sometimes life is about broken plumbing, furnace that isn't working, people might have disappointed us, work is not going the way we want, and we take on a responsibility that we are not so excited about. Life is hard work, battle, and struggles. And we lose our faith, and it is hard to see God and hope in the midst of all the effort everyday life takes.
That's what Paige and Dillon are struggling with, that and the attraction towards each other. And the way Dillon pined after Paige for three years, is rather adorable. And the guts Paige has, to go after what she wanted, is so admirable.
Their journey is real, raw, and heartbreaking at times. But there is also humor, joy, laughter, and moments of pure pleasure and passion. And even though life is a hard road, as long as you show up, are present and show love, it is enough. You don't have to be perfect, just forgiving and loving.
As you can see, I am so inspired by this story. There are deep feelings, fear of failure, rejection, but also admiration, adoration, love, success, and harmony. Sometimes we are so afraid to fail, not be perfect, like Dillon as a father, that we don't see the great job we are already doing in that role. The connection Dillon had with Paige's kids is heart melting.
This love story is beautiful, life like, real, and honest. The characters are strong, genuine, and true. At the end of my notes I had written 'love, joy, hope, faith', because this story is filled with all that
~ 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