After her mother’s tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family’s Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it’s finally her time to fly. Her sights are on New York City, and nothing will stop her—not even an old flame with gorgeous green eyes. Celebrity photographer Ben Denton hasn’t seen Montana in years—and hasn’t spoken to Dani since “that night” so long ago. When he discovers he’s a dad to a four-year-old—and the child’s mother refuses to care for her—Montana and the Wilde farm spring to mind. The orchard is the only place that’s ever felt like home, but will the warmth of the Wilde family be enough to help Ben figure out how to be a father? As the Wilde family gathers for the yearly cherry harvest and Dani struggles to figure out what she really wants in life, she discovers the shocking truth about her own mother—and learns that following her heart may lead her to her dreams after all.
I love books that you get so wrapped up in that as you continue through your day you have to stop and think if the drama really happened or if is was just the fictional characters in the book. This book encompasses why I fell in love with reading. It takes you to an alternate universe and I admire how the writing style felt like you were listening to a friends story with how it flowed together so smoothly without interruptions. It was real and enduring as I think we all must have a few family issues and/or have watched on as some families have to choose to bond together over experiences or to walk away from each other.
I enjoyed reading how the author started this off as a much simpler book and was told to develop it, so it was fun to imagine the bare bones of this story and seeing how well she blossomed and put depth, twists, and heart into this story. Great book, strong character development, and I would highly recommend it. It held some steamy scenes every once in a while, but it had the perfect balance with little teasers then left it for your imagination to fill in the rest, which I bet is a whole lot dirtier than might have been written down. I wasn't distracted like many other book by too much vulgar sex or cussing, which allowed me to experience just a beautiful story. Thank you. I would give this an easy five out of five stars and would love to get me a piece of Ben, the main stud, that learned how to love.
“I’m not healed. I won’t ever be healed. Childhood scars remain forever. But I am better. I’m mentally healthier. I can function in the world I live in without having to create make-believe barriers to keep it from being too hard, and most importantly . . . I want to function in the world I live in. But I want to do it in my world. My home. Here, in Montana. I want my own life. I want to love. And I want to be loved. So I’m back. For good.”