Lane returns to her drama-prone Texas family dynasty in the sexy second River Ranch contemporary (after Cowboy Stole My Heart). As teens, Tanner and Lauren were a solid couple until she abruptly broke his heart and walked away. Now, 12 years later, Tanner’s recovering from a near-fatal bull riding accident and in need of the best physical therapist in Texas—who happens to be Lauren. With the interference of Tanner’s sister, Mia, the pair jet off to Fiji for Lauren’s working vacation, during which she has to bully her former lover back to health. Paradise is kind to the pair of second-chance lovers as they come to grips with their past and Tanner’s perilous career. The novel follows a very predictable path, but Lane takes great care to develop relatable, non-stereotyped characters with depth and nuance. The strength of the story lies in the lush details and the layered theme of second chances. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/14/2018 Release date: 05/29/2018 Genre: Fiction
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