Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents' empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.
Charity's former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.
When Charity's dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates. Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity's hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?
I had a little bit of trouble connecting with Charity. You were told that something bad had happened to her before she left town. About three-fourths of the way through it was explained. But I still didn’t feel connected to Charity for some reason. I also didn’t understand why she didn’t try to find another publisher since they wanted her to change her style of writing to adult romance. I understand that was part of the story. I connected better with Buck. He made a perfect hero for the story. He is very independent and hates to rely on anyone. He has to concede that with a broken arm and leg he has to accept help. Of course Charity and Buck get together at the end of the book. As expected.
I would give this book 3 stars because it is a good book. Just not a great book.
I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.