Tanner Fortier is trying hard to lay the past to rest. To do that he feels he must win the rodeo championship for his late brother using his saddle. Only thing is, it's in bad need of repair. He knows the one person who can repair it is at Refuge Ranch. That's also where the one girl he's ever loved resides. She broke his heart when she broke their engagement. Keira Bannister has always loved Tanner but she's never shared with him the truth of why she broke their engagement. A snowstorm keeps Tanner at Refuge Ranch longer than expected and he and Keira realize that their feelings for each other are still very strong. When the truth is revealed will it ruin their chance for a future together or will it be an opportunity to finally put the past to rest.
First let me say that the cover is what drew me to this story, but I have to tell you that the story was really good. It's an easy read yet filled with lots of romance and angst. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Tanner and Keira. Tanner was such a good man and I really liked how he handled things. Keira was a sweet gal with lots of spunk but she was also dealing with a load of hurt. I love how the author so skillfully brought to life Isaiah 43:18, "forget the former things; do not dwell on the past." Her Cowboy Hero so beautifully illustrates that verse. I enjoyed my visit to Refuge Ranch and look forward to returning there again real soon.
*The complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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