I gobbled this up in one day. Another great read from Lacy Williams. I love the author’s writing style and voice, and I especially love her talent for weaving in emotion with realistic circumstances.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. In Secondhand Cowboy, I didn’t like either Jilly or Noah. But what the author delivered surprised me. I loved how the hero and heroine were constantly butting heads competitively. They were the perfect match for each other, and the perfect complementary pair to get each other to open up about their painful pasts.
Looking forward to reading more of this author’s work!
My rating: 5 stars
“Can we talk?” she asked almost tentatively.
He held the door open, and she stepped in, though she swung wide as she slipped past him.
“The kids okay?” he asked.
“Yes. Lindsey is staring at the oven, waiting for her pumpkin pie to bake.”
He smiled a little at that. Lindsey the baker.
“She wanted me to ask if you’d changed your mind about coming up to the house for dinner.”
He raised his eyebrows at her. “Lindsey wanted you to ask?” That seemed like a lot of words for a little girl who’d uttered all of three words in his presence, one of which was meow.
She sighed in an exasperated way. “Fine. I don’t like thinking about you all alone over here. Come over for lunch.”
It wasn’t an invitation. It was a demand. One that, by the sound of her tone, she would rather not have to make.
Which made his hackles rise.
“How can I refuse an invitation like that? Uh, no.”
Cancer stole everything from Jilly. Now she’s taking her life back by force, choosing an unconventional path to motherhood, and gambling it all to purchase the farm she’s always dreamed of. Her reclusive neighbor might be a jerk, but that’s a minor problem. Until her foster kids turn it into a major problem…
Noah likes being alone. It’s safer that way. But his new neighbor—who happens to be his former rival—has no boundaries and it isn’t long before she starts stirring up his past—a past that’s better left forgotten.