As a veterinarian and single mother, Hope Walker knows how to handle most emergencies, inside and out. But when she shows up at the sprawling cattle ranch belonging to Chase King. Hope finds herself in a state of panic: How could Chase be even hotter after all these years? And why does Hope feel more attracted to him than ever?


Chase can’t believe that Hope – the gorgeous, brilliant woman who disappeared after one blazing night of passion – has walked back into his life. After all this time he still thinks of her as the one who got away . . . and he’s not about to lose her now. But is Hope ready to get back in the saddle and ride into the sunset with the cowboy of her dreams? Or will a long-buried secret rise to the surface – and tear the two reunited lovers apart?







I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve never read anything from Soraya Lane. She’s one of those new-to-me authors that I only discover through NetGalley. When I was offered an ARC of this book by the publisher, I didn’t hesitate to read it because the blurb sounded like it was a really good read. Of course, I also love me some cowboys, and I think I haven’t read enough ranchers this year, so I added this to my list.

All in all, this book was a solid read. I really liked the story. I liked that the main characters have always had this tension even when they were just friends back in college. I love the restraint they showed. In a place where everyone is like hormones on the loose, they were able to keep their hands off each other. It showed me how much respect they had for their friendship and for each other. What happened after that was a tragedy that wasn’t just the fault of one person. Yes, the heroine may have done the bigger transgression, but it’s pretty clear that the hero had his shortcomings too. Their story and the way the author resolved it was enjoyable to read.

What I did have an issue with was that the heroine was supposed to be a woman who knew how to work on what she wanted. She was said to be purposeful, determined, and stable. However, I keep seeing her as someone who prefers to have the hero read her mind instead of saying what she means and wants. If the hero didn’t have brothers who made sense, I don’t think this story would be just as good. I just didn’t like how the heroine always left things up to the hero. She couldn’t just tell things straight to his face. I won’t elaborate on the scenes that I’m talking, but it happens more than once. Anyway, again, this is still a good book even if I’m not a fan of the heroine. I haven’t read the first book, but maybe I will when the third book is also already out.


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