This contemporary western has it all; shattered lives, child out of wedlock, past exes, families and just about anything you can think of including a story that you won’t want to put down. It took Delon 32 seconds to shatter his dreams but I’m not sure it took that long for me to fall in love with his story. Delon is a complex character who is trying to figure out his future which seems to be changing faster than he can keep up and in ways he doesn’t like. Tori is just as complex and she’s also readjusting her life. The struggles each has feel real and possible. It’s like you are right there in the middle of their lives. And, not only are the characters awesome but the rodeo comes alive. This book really does have it all which is why I didn’t want to put it down. In fact, I stayed awake until I finished it and even then I wasn’t ready to leave these characters. On a plus side though, this is part of a series so I can go back and read the previous book while I wait on the next one. No, I didn’t start at the beginning and you don’t need to either. But, if you love western romances, this is one you should definitely pick up.
Delon thought he knew his future; become a champion bronc rider, be the dispatcher at his family’s business and eventually marry the mother of his son. None of that looks like it’s his future now and Delon isn’t sure he wants to let those dreams go but isn’t sure how to get them. Tori’s husband died about a year ago and she’s moved back to Texas to start over. She doesn’t expect her first patient to be someone from her past, someone who just disappeared. Can they even work together?
"Look out, world! There's a new cowboy in town."—Carolyn Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author
It took 32 seconds to end his career.
But it only took 1 to change his life.
Thirty-two seconds. That's how long it took for Delon Sanchez's life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces...and wonder what cruel trick of fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson.
Tori's come home after her husband's death, intent on escaping the public eye. It's just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he's never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can't remember what made her choose foolish pride over love...or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smartest choice would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.