While shooting pool at the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk, rancher Tyler Desmond takes an errant dart in the neck. Ready to retaliate, he’s instead captivated by the blonde who threw it. Tyler isn’t interested in opening his heart, so why does he kiss the verbal buzz saw? Just to shut her up?
As a teenager, Lacy LaRoche had a secret crush on Tyler. When the dart brings them face-to-face, all she can do is chatter–until he kisses her. But Lacy didn’t come back to Texas to fall in love. She’s hiding another secret: her roommate surreptitiously videotaped Lacy undressing and posted it on the internet.
When Tyler’s daughter is bullied at school, Lacy must reveal the truth and face the emotional damage of cyberbullying. Over-protective of his daughter–and his heart–Tyler must learn to trust again. Can two scarred hearts find their way back to where they belong?
I laughed so hard while reading this book that I was almost crying. Lacy is a barrel of laughs. Her nervous chatter cracked me up. I was sure glad she didn’t have any dark secrets, she surely would’ve told all as soon as Tyler stepped in the room. I love that she’s been in love with him since she was a teenager and didn’t even realize it was him in the bar.
Lacy and Tyler definitely have some issues. I really wanted to shove my boots up Tyler’s ass at one point. Talk about a set-in-his-ways cowboy. I don’t think anyone could be worse. Once he finally realizes what a mistake he’s made, is it too late?
Lacy accepts the date she’s asked out on. Tyler left without saying a word. Once Tyler found out, he’s not happy at all, but he still comes to the rescue, even if steam is coming out of his ears.
Lacy and Tyler are a very cute couple and once they get their shit together they work very well. I can’t wait to read more about this fun and quirky town.