Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.
Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.
As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.
My Review: 5 stars!
I feel like I have been waiting on this book FOREVER!!
Helen told us at first she wasn’t going to write Marjorie’s story….but I am SOOO glad she did.
I have wanted Marjorie and Bryce to have a story together since the beginning. They always had a connection. They were always secretly flirting when they though no one was watching.
Marjorie is living with Talon and Jade, helping them with their two new adoptive boys and helping Jade through a rough pregnancy. She feels like it is her job to help her family. To help take care of them. Why? Because she blames herself for what happened to Talon. If she hadn’t been born, none of this would have happened.
Bryce is having his own issues. After learning about his father, he feels like he failed everyone because he had no idea what kind of monster his father was. Bryce is now taking care of not only his son, but his mother too. When he needs a change of pace, he asks the Steel brothers for a job.
Problem with that…. He will be around Marjorie more. The woman he has to fight himself from wanting. The woman he wants more than anyone he has every wanted. He thinks he is not good enough for her. He thinks she can do better.
But what happens when their attraction to each other becomes too much?
What happens when the past comes back and makes itself known again?
I can’t wait to see where the next two books take us.
Let me tell you something, this book will leave you Breathless.
This book has so much heart and soul in it. Helen has a way with words. A way of sucking you into the story. A way of making you not want to put the book down because you just have to know what is going to happen next.
The ending of this book……OMG…… tears…….so be prepared!!!!!
If you have not read the first 9 books in this series, you will be lost if you try and read this book. Nine books seems like a lot but….once you start, you won’t want to put them down!
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About the Author:
#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family.
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I love your review format. I haven’t read any Helen Hardt but I will definitely sample one.
So the first book in the series Craving is free. Start there because you will be lost if you try and start on this book. 🙂
Yay – I’m glad it lived up to your expectations!
I loved it!
I adore Helen. Her books are so good. Glad this one lived up to it!
Sounds like a great summer read, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I’m really glad you liked this one Kathy! I find it so neat that some authors are cranking out these much beloved series for their fans.
This series had been something I have been reading for almost 3 years now.
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Very sexy, great review.