When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted--more interested in art than in oil--she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father's empire.
The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father's thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.
Bo's determined to resent the woman who's decided to rob him of his dream. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them--her wealth, his unworthiness, her family's outrage--and earn the right to love her.
But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg's past. Can their love--and their belief that God can work through every circumstance--survive?
I started this book last year and for some reason it just rubbed me wrong and I never ended up finishing it. Then I got Meant to Be Mine for review and realized they were a series so I decided to give this one another shot. And I'm glad I did! I have no idea what was wrong with me that first time but I really enjoyed this book!
I really liked both Bo and Meg, though I will admit Bo was my favorite out of the two! I really admired how he didn't let Meg's money affect his opinion of her and instead just treated her like a normal person. It was kinda funny how long they had feelings for each other before they acted them but I did also appreciate that fact since they did have to navigate the whole employer/employee situation.
The other characters were great too, Meg's staff, her former nanny, Amber and Jayden, and Bo's family.
The whole plot was rather interesting and I was never really sure how it was going to play out. The end was especially interesting. In short it was a great read that left me excited for the next one!
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn't be more thrilled with it.
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.