Tessa's Pride

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Tessa's Pride

Joshua Bradley hated ranch life and how much attention it took from his father. Now years later he is back and shocked about how much it has changed. His father knew Tessa McCade would take care of the ranch but something has happened to her. Years ago she was just a woman, a woman who captured Joshua's attention. His father hated though the attention and as it reminded him constantly of his position in life. Ranching might be in Joshua's blood but he was determined to make it on his own. He is now back home to reviving the horse ranch. Yet he never expected that he would not only revive the attraction that was hot years ago but also is reviving Tessa's pride.

Tessa McCade loves all her horses and remembers when each one was born. So knowing that she brought them to their death is very hard for her to handle. Yet everybody around the BER ranch blames her for the deaths. That is everybody except the one man who stole her heart years ago and left her life in darkness. Joshua Bradley is the rightful owner of the ranch and somehow the owner of her heart. She knows that he is the only man who can revive her heart again but she is still afraid of the thought of losing him again. Being with Josh she feels like she can tackle anything except losing her heart again. Josh believes in her and knows she is not responsible for the deaths but can she trust him again.

Tessa's Pride is about a man getting a second chance at love and a woman's determination to redeem her reputation. These two together were great yet felt there was more to their story. The love and romance is there but Josh felt like a complex man. There was something missing in him that the author didn't show. Now Tessa shined in the book showing us how strong and courageous she is. Any other woman would just have surrendered to the lies but this woman was determined to show she was innocent in everything. Having read Olivia Brynn's work before it was great to read this one especially with a situation that involved horses and euthanasia. The love she shows in these characters was great and I can't wait for what she has in store later on.

Book Blurb for Tessa's Pride

Two years after leaving home to make his own fortune, Joshua Bradley has finally returned to the Bradley Equine Ranch—and to Tessa McCade, the sexy ranch manager with whom he shared a single steamy tryst.

Tessa now owns the ranch like she's always dreamed—but it's in trouble. Dozens of horses have been lost and she's on the brink of bankruptcy. To save his family's business, Josh offers to buy it from her...and share the ranch house with her once again.

Tessa chafes at needing Josh's help, but she's never forgotten the taste of pleasure Josh gave her so long ago. Soon, neither of them can resist the desire mounting between them, and unleash a passion that is even more powerful than Tessa's pride...

35,300 words

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 3.75