Brett Taylor’s world collapsed three years ago when he lost the love of his life. Almost as bad as the grief is the advice he’s starting to get from everyone and their brother, telling him it’s time to move on. They’re flat-out wrong. He left his career as a musician and escaped to his ranch because he needs the peace and quiet, and he’s doing just fine. He doesn’t want anyone invading his memory-filled, booze-fueled solitude.
JT Campbell’s world has been defined by his parents’ money, status, and his own empty relationships, until he’s desperately sick of it. A quest to find something meaningful leads him to Brett’s failing ranch. It’s supposed to be a brief stay. JT never wanted to be anyone’s savior or compete with the ghosts of lovers past. Still, he can’t help wanting this gruff and grieving man.
JT’s mind knows it’s a bad idea, but his heart keeps pushing him to find out what lies beneath Brett’s rough and broken exterior. Brett’s not going to make it easy. JT can only be patient, keep his sense of humor, and hope for the day he may be allowed far enough into Brett’s world to unbreak his heart.
This story, let me tell you, blew me away. I couldn’t put it down. The feels were so good. Brett Taylor is a very complicated man. It’s been 3 years and he still hasn’t got over losing the love of his life. He spends his nights getting lost in a bottle and writing his deceased lover. His heartbreak and struggle was written so well I felt it. Then JT comes along. A stray picked up on the side of the road by Brett’s mom. JT was a wanderer. Searching for something to fulfill him. He comes from a wealthy snobby family. JT is a great character. He is very real. He knows himself and is upfront with himself about his faults, which he tries to correct. The turmoil between these two struck me in the gut. Brett tries so hard to fight the pull towards JT, and not “betray” his lover. JT just wants Brett. He wants to build something real with him. I can’t wait to read the next book.
5 pieces of eye candy