What it's about:
Bethany House Publishers)
Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner
Las Vegas wedding chapel.
The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood.
Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.
How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?
Why you should read it:
This book is sweet ... with heat. It is tender and filled with touching moments, but it also has humor and packs quite the romantic punch (hellooo, kiss scenes!).
I'm usually not all that into cowboys and rodeos and whatnot, but ... allow me to introduce you to Ty Porter. He's a contemporary cowboy with a taste for fun, a definite soft spot, a solid brain, and a few surprising talents you might not expect from a career rodeo man. Consider him drool-worthy. I certainly do.
Celia has a surprisingly believable life, having tossed aside her dreams to provide for her child. They live without frills, paycheck to almost-the-next paycheck and she is a cagey, shrewd, damaged, and leery heroine who really resonates as "real."
I loved these characters and this story and I will be looking forward to the next Porter family romance from Becky Wade!
(rec originally posted at USA Today's Happy Ever After blog)