Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.
When Lyndie James, Jake's childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion's reluctance to run.
Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake's will, Lyndie's sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he's built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he'd thought he'd lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?
I LOVED this book, it had me hooked from the very first page. A childhood friendship that stands the test of time, with things happening in between hands to make things a bit more interesting. It's a very believable story and one I am sure that has played out in real life.
You are rooting for Jake and Lyndie right from the beginning and the way the author describes the ups and downs you feel the same emotions that they do. I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the Amber character as well and I feel as though her life could have been a story in itself.
Stars out of 5 : 5 an easy book to read. If you are a sucker for a bit of romance this is one for you. If you love horses this is one for you. If you are looking for a book to while away a few hours this book is one for you. Well worth reading as are the other two Porter Family Novels in the series: Undeniably Yours and Meant to be Mine.
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