by Maisey Yates is a strong relationship story. It delves into
family connections, forgiveness, and making a new life after
a curveball is thrown.
wanted to explore how the hero must deal with the fact that
once he recovers his life will not look as it did before.
I think he was wounded even before the accident. He always
needed to prove something. He has a big ego and thinks of
himself as tough. After his injury, he needs to figure out
how to feel good about himself. Dane has to figure out a different
place to put his values. I read a terrible story once because
it taught a terrible lesson, that no one could recover from
an injury that changes your life. People do not lose value
because their abilities have changed. A better story is one
that teaches to love oneself for who you are and that people
should love you regardless of your abilities."
Dane Parker was one of the best rodeo bull riders until he
received a devastating injury. His injuries have put him in
a very dependent position. He hates that his life is altered
forever. While recovering, he is living near Beatrix (Bea)
Leighton who he has for years considered a good friend, almost
like a kid sister. Her feelings have always been the direct
opposite, where she has had a crush on him for years. Knowing
he needs care, Bea treats him like one of her wounded animals
that she has rescued and cared for. Thinking that Dane needs
something purposeful to get him out of his self-pity Bea enlists
his help in building an animal sanctuary. Spending time with
her, talking and discussing matters, Dane starts realizing
that his feelings are evolving to look at her as a woman instead
of a young girl.
Bea has always been a sweet and caring person who takes care
of all the wounded, animals, and humans alike. She is there
to nurse all back to health. These quirky habits and independent
strength drew Dane closer to her. He went from being a playboy
that would flirt with anything, to being head over heels in
love with Bea.
This series brings to life characters that readers will root