Former bad boy, now-decorated Army Ranger Brody McBride is home and on a mission: Find the woman he never should have left behind and right the wrong he did eight years ago.
When the man she loved broke her heart and skipped town, Rain Evans picked up the pieces. But along with heartbreak, Brody left her something infinitely better than she could have imagined: two beautiful daughters. One she gave birth to, and the other she rescued from the woman who helped destroy her relationship with Brody.
Brody is shocked to discover he's a father, and he's more determined than ever to win back Rain and protect his girls. Can they rekindle the love they once shared and become the family they were always meant to be? Or will a danger from their past return and ruin everything?
The McBrides of Fallbrook return with reformed bad boy Owen. He'll do whatever he must to protect the woman who's captured his heart.
Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocent-even at the expense of a personal life. But when a client's abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe.
Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men aren't to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but she's reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she can't help falling for Owen.
Lately, Romance has been all about one person winning the other person over - and don't get me wrong... I love a good story where one party won't admit to the obvious feelings that we are reading. Silly woman, you know you love that biker/billionaire/English cowboy/rodeo guy.... you get it? Well, Claire fights it a little... but this story was more about Owen and Claire fighting against all the crazy around them. It was a nice change of pace. At first, I was like wait... what did she just say? "I am interested," she said more boldly than she actually felt. But trust me when I tell you that even though they gave in early on, this was one bumpy (and fun!) ride.
Jennifer wrote Owen so well. In the first book, you met Owen the Uncle. Protective and fiercely loved his family. You still get to see and love that man. But, here you dive in deeper. You meet the professional lawyer, the approachable baseball coach and the hotter than an Mississippi summer rancher.
"You know, I never truly appreciated baseball until now. You look really good."
He chuckled. "I was wearing a suit yesterday." Which he thought she'd prefer to his backwards baseball cap, T-Shirt (THIS WAS THE BEST MISSED TYPO EVER... I GIGGLED LIKE A KID! WANNA KNOW? BUY THE E-BOOK!) , catcher's pads, sweat pants, and tennis shoes.
"Yes, and you were very handsome and professional. This... I don't know, you seem more approachable and fun."
"Well, by all means, approach and have fun. I'm all yours," he teased.
I don't want to tell you any more! And yet I want to read this book aloud to you. It was so good. So, you get a list from me of some of the awesome things you will find:
- McBride brothers buying rings together.
- A whole bunch of cats, one named Pumpkin
- Owen proposing before Brody. (And Rain's funny reaction!)
- A different side of Dylan, which is good because I wasn't a fan in Brody's story. That will show me to judge a book by it's cover.
- Owen's sweet ways of calming Claire down.
Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return.
Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes home—only to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead.
Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessie's disappearance. He knew he'd have to face a few ghosts … he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning … and alive.
The pull between them is instant, but Dylan's heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?
FANS OF THIS SERIES ALREADY? Comment below as to who your favorite McBride was?!?