Candy Ray Sunshine—Yes, that is my real name, thank you very much, Mom and Dad—knew two things.
One, she was going to work her butt off and open her very own coffee shop, even if she had to die doing it.
Two, Banks Valentine was the world’s worst ex-boyfriend in the history of ex-boyfriends. Even if they were only boyfriend and girlfriend for one evening. She wouldn’t sneeze on him even if he was on fire.
Banks Valentine also knew two things.
One, he was an immature jerk when he was in high school, and Candy Ray Sunshine probably could open a coffee shop if she put her mind to it. But he still thinks that she should shoot a little higher, anything that gets her the heck out of Kilgore, Texas.
Two, he likes riding bulls. It’s a dangerous job, and when he gets on the back of one of those thousand-pound death machines, he can finally feel his head clear enough that he can think.
Candy and Banks would never get along. Not after what he said, and definitely not after what she did.
Then again, neither one of them expected that night to end the way it did, either—the night that both of them refused to talk about the next morning.
My Review: 4 stars
Banks and Candy… what a story!
I was in tears by chapter 3.
I was really mad at Lani. Like really mad. But it was worth it.
Banks and Candy’s story begins in high school.
Banks makes a decision that comes with consequences. Consequences he doesn’t know about until he is an adult. But Banks also goes who his own terrible ordeal that same night.
“My worst night had also been his work night, and his worst night ever trumped mine a thousand-fold”
Candy never imagined she would go though what she went through. But she did. And barely survived it. Now she is trying to get her life on track as an adult. Working and taking care of her dad means having pretty much 2 full time jobs. But she is doing it.
When Candy starts working with Desi, she realizes that she will have to deal with Banks. Someone she has stayed away from for years.
“I’m broken. Nobody wants the broken thing.” I beg to differ. I wanted the broken things. I wanted her.
Banks and Candy have a lot of history to work through but in the end, it will make them stronger.
I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the ride to get to the HEA.
But damn… get your tissues ready because you will need them.
About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.