Nicholas knows he’s damaged. And damaged people don’t deserve love. But something extraordinary happens when he’s with Elle. For the first time in his life, he’s able to trust. In her. And in them. The future stretches before him, filled with glorious possibilities. And he’s happy. Incredibly, unbelievably happy. But no sooner are they settled into their relationship than a tragic event triggers Nicholas’s deepest insecurities.
Can Elle find a way to heal his heart or will this ultimately tear them apart?
I almost didn’t read this book. At some point many, many years ago, I had the stomach flu and ended up stuck on my couch with no remote. As a result, I was stuck watching The Horse Whisperer on TV. I HATED the movie. I mean, really, REALLY hated it. I’ve felt vaguely like Robert Redford owes me money ever since. So when I saw the first line of the blurb, the words “horse whisperer” jumped off the page and smacked me in the face, bringing to mind images of puking while helplessly watching Kristin Scott Thomas cheat on her husband with a crusty old cowboy while a broken child and a broken horse looked on. But, because the author is super-charming and assured me her book was nothing like the movie that still makes me nauseous to this day, I gave it a read. And I’m glad I did. Mostly.
First, the good stuff:
But that being said, I also have a few things that irked me a little:
But all that being said, I think the author has a bright future ahead of her. The good far outweighed the minor nitpicks I had. I would probably read other novels in this author’s world, and at the end of the day, can any reviewer really give a better recommendation than that?
Full disclosure: the author generously offered a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, but I didn’t take it. I downloaded via Kindle Unlimited.
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