Series: Valentine Valley #6
Published by Avon Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
The only thing hotter than a cowboy…
Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca never surprised anyone—least of all herself—until this summer. First, she secretly published her debut romance novel. Then, she started dating Will Sweet, the cowboy of her dreams. And now, Lyndsay’s scrambling to hide the juiciest tidbit of all: that the hazel-eyed hero of her steamy fiction is the same guy whose kisses have become her mind-blowing reality.
…Is a cowboy in love.
Ever since Will’s high-school sweetheart died in a tragic accident, he hasn’t been able to commit to a long-term relationship. Lyndsay is the first woman in years who’s been able to catch—and keep—his attention. When they team up to teach Valentine’s teens about ranch life, Will discovers it’s not just her sexy-as-hell smile that has him hooked. Will she be the one to finally break down the walls around his guarded heart?
Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca is taking charge of her life: first of all she achieved one of her goals with her published debut romance novel and she is dating Will Sweet, her long ago crush and the guy she based the hero in her novel on and she’s secretly afraid that people will recognize the hero when they read the book.
Will Sweet is a notorious good-time guy, famous for showing the ladies a good time but never sticking around for long. Will always considered Lyndsay good friend and no one was more surprised than him when she asked him out on a date but he’s willing to show her a good time. Will harbors a lot of guilt about the death of his high-school sweetheart and his inability to protect her and is not willing to open himself up to love again.
Lyndsay gradually realizes that the Will of her fantasies is very far from the closed off guy she knows and walks away when she sees that loving him is futile because he can’t give her the future she wants until he rids himself of the guilt from his past.
I absolutely adored Lyndsay. She’s sweet, smart, strong and bold about going for what she wants. I loved that she valued herself enough to not settle for less than she deserved. In a first for me, I went from liking Will at the beginning to intensely disliking him. His reason for giving up on love felt very week to me and I felt like yelling at him to get his head out of his ass before losing the best thing to ever happen to him.
Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch is a sweet and warm story, a great representation of life in a small town, with nosy old ladies and town gossips; old feuds and so much more. Ms. Cane gives us a thorny friends-to-lovers-story, but also allows us to catch up with characters from previous books.