I love a short read that has built in history. It makes things so much more believable, don't you think? Miya and Shawn found one another in high school and that was it. They were a couple from then on and nothing could get between them. Except what appeared to Miya to be a huge betrayal and rather than wait for an explanation, leave town without giving Shawn a chance to explain. Remember, she was 18 at the time.
Now it's her sister's wedding and she's back and Shawn is right where she left him. That chemistry kicks in and it's not long before she's horizontal and confused. What happens next is nothing spectacular, but it is entertaining and well done and I thoroughly enjoyed the reunion of Shawn and Miya. Shawn has been biding his time in a state of confusion and hurt, and Miya has been nursing a bitter secret of her own. The introduction of Miya's best friend Chloe had me wondering at her taste in friends due to her actions, but that is clarified to my satisfaction later.
This is a new to me author and I enjoyed her writing style. The focus on how honesty and lack of communication resulted in the missing years for Shawn and Miya really should be a wake up call for anyone who'd rather run than deal with a painful subject. A good read.
He’s determined to change her mind…through her head, through her bed and through her heart.
Home is Where the Heat Is, Book 1
Miya Jackson always believed life had more to offer outside Dead End, Texas. So when circumstances turned her life upside down, she took her chance to break free. A few years—and some brutal doses of reality—later, her little sister’s wedding brings her back to the hometown she left behind.
The last place she expects to end up is in the arms of the man she’s tried and failed to forget. One scalding, passionate night is all it takes to make her rethink her damn good reasons for leaving.
Shawn Dalton always hoped this day would come. Hell, he and Miya have a history, and any misunderstandings can be fixed if she’ll only stay in one spot long enough. Now that’s she’s back, he’s determined to make her see that she belongs in Dead End. With him.
Her obstinate nature is intact, but he can deal with that. It’s the cold, detached woman she’s become that worries him. Melting that wall—and reminding Miya of her roots—is going to take every hot, sinful moment he can wrangle.
Warning: Cowboy up has never had so many meanings. This cowboy is hell-bent on rekindling a lost love...even if he has to fight dirty.