I got this book in the mail a few months ago and it was such beautiful story. It was emotional and so jam packed with plot that I didn't think the author could wrap it up in one book, but she did and she did it beautifully.
This book truly was an emotional rollercoaster that broke you. It ripped you to pieces quite a few times. Then, the author took her time and put everything back together into a beautiful mosaic.
Andra and LJ were the best. I don't even know what else to say about them. I loved LJ HARD core. He was everything I wanted him to be. Flawed but also, truly just exactly who Andra and him needed for them to become, them.
Gah. I read this months ago and it still gives me all the feels! Can't wait for the rest of the world to read this book!
What could two troubled souls from different walks of life have in common? Maybe everything.
Andra Lawler lives isolated at her family’s horse ranch, imprisoned by the memories of an assault in college. When she needs help training her foals, she hires a Haitian-Creole cowboy from New Orleans with a laugh as big as the Montana sky.
LJ Delisle can’t stand the idea that Andra might be lonely—or eating frozen TV dinners. He bakes his way into her kitchen with a lemon velvet cake, and offers her cooking lessons that set them on the road to romance. But even their love can’t escape the shadow of what they've been through. Despite their growing friendship and his gentle rapport with the horses, LJ is still an outsider facing small-town suspicions.
Before they can work through their issues, LJ is called home by a family emergency. In the centuries-old, raggedly rebuilt streets of New Orleans, he must confront memories of Hurricane Katrina and familiar discrimination. And Andra must decide if she’s brave enough to leave the shelter of the ranch for an uncertain future with LJ.