In Yates’s warmhearted second Gold Valley contemporary (after Smooth-Talking Cowboy), a father discovers love for the teenage son he has just met, and two friends learn that the romantic passion they have been searching for is right in front of them. Kaylee Capshaw, a successful veterinarian, has been in love with her best friend and business partner, Bennett Dodge, for years. Kaylee is a strong, resilient woman who has overcome the neglect of her parents to create a life for herself in Gold Valley, Ore. But her relationships with men have been unsatisfactory, as no one seems to measure up to Bennett. She helps Bennett heal from his breakup with his fiancée, Olivia, and then supports him further when 15-year-old Dallas, the son he didn’t know existed, lands on his doorstep. Kaylee quickly bonds with Dallas, identifying with his experiences of being neglected by his drug-addicted mother. When Bennett and Kaylee finally become lovers, Bennett must decide whether he wants to try to keep their relationship as it has been or forge a family with her and Dallas. This tender romance is filled with intense, believable emotions that will keep readers eagerly turning pages. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/25/2018 Release date: 06/19/2018 Genre: Fiction
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