Margaret Gordon’s life crashed down in the blink of an eye, or rather the slip of a knife. As a surgeon that one mistake was the end of it all. Returning to Post Falls, Idaho, with the shame of what had happened left Margaret a recluse on the property her grandfather had left her.
Joe Wilde had never forgiven himself. He dated women but wold never let them close to his heart. What he needed was a mother for his teenage son. His current girlfriend was fun and would probably do.
Margaret had never fit in her when she was younger. Being known as the social misfit and after an embarrassing episode with a home dye, Joe Wilde had become a name she never wanted to hear again. So when she found herself face to face with him on her driveway asking her to tame his son’s horse, she didn’t know whether to scream, shout, cry or just run away. One look at his twelve year old son had her heart melting and agreeing to help.
The affection that Margaret starts to feel for the son is only eclipsed by the attraction she has for the father, but when he suddenly announces his news the affect is startling.
Can Margaret control her emotions and continue working with the horse and son, or will their closeness be too much for her to handle?
If you are looking for something light with a little bit of romance, a little bit of jealousy, a little bit of drama and a little bit of loving then this is worth a try. The story line is predictable but you can feel the emotions of the characters and the struggle that both Joe and Margaret undergo in their pursuit of happiness. There are a few occasions when I wanted to slap Joe and knock some sense into Margaret, one being at the party…how could Joe let the bimbo go on like that? And why didn’t Margaret just slap her and walk away? The other was Joe’s decision towards the end…Margaret had been telling him to listen to his son and not let a women come between them, right up until the point where he does. Poor guy couldn’t win!
In this book we met one of Joe’s brothers who is the main character of the next book. This is a series of books that focuses on each of the five brothers with a couple of novella’s in between. I will be reading and reviewing the others in time.