After six years and too much self-recrimination, rancher Mitch Landry is ready to admit he was wrong. He’d loved Olivia Montgomery but commitment wasn’t high on his list back then. That was his first mistake. He’s just divorced his second, and he’s set to do whatever it takes to convince Olivia to give him another try.
Through hard work, determination and more than a few tears, Olivia survived the break-up with Mitch. She’s rebuilt her life around her business and the son she loves more than life itself. She’s not proud of the mistakes she’s made—particularly the secrets she’s kept—but when life hands you manure, you use it to make something better of yourself…lest you get stuck in it.
At a hot, muggy Dallas wedding, they reconnect. Olivia’s first instinct is to play it cool, but after one devastating kiss things flare real out of control, real fast. Maybe a quick roll in the hay will get him out of her system once and for all. Funny thing about hay though, once it’s tangled in your hair, getting it out risks revealing things that were never meant to see the light of day.
To say I went into this book not liking Mitch very much is a huge understatement. I knew I would end up liking him, but I never like the heroes who break up with someone they love because they think that’s what’s best for the other person. To me that’s just selfish. Why wouldn’t they take into consideration what the other person says they want if that’s the case. It’s just a cop out if you ask me. He did finally grow a pair and worm his way into my heart. Though it took him a little longer to get there.
Olivia, I liked her from the jump. She toughed it out and made it without him through a lot of hard times. The only thing I didn’t like was something she didn’t like about herself, the fact that she basically used Drake to try to get over Mitch. He deserves better than that and hopefully we’ll get to hear about him and Magda getting together soon (hint hint).
Joanna St. Claire is the typical spoiled, manipulative little rich bitch that I love to hate. I wanted to punch her in the face. I was glad Mitch found out the truth and wish we could’ve read about that scene and how he put her in her place. She deserved it.
I hope there are several more stories in this series. I think Travis deserves his own story as well as Drake. He lost his first wife and those make the best love stories. I can’t wait to see where Cynthia takes him and the rest of Olivia and Mitch’s brothers.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky