|Released: Feb. 13, 2017|
Series: Gold Valley Romance # 2
About the Book:
Professional snowboarder Sterling Maughan has sequestered himself in his family cabin in the exclusive mountain community above Gold Valley, Montana after a devastating fall that ended his career. Lost, with no direction and no motivation, the last thing he wants is company. But Norah Watson has other plans for the cabin. Not only does she clean Sterling's cabin, she's a counselor at Silver Creek, a teen rehabilitation center at the base of the mountain, and she brings her girls up to the cabin every twelve weeks. She senses that Sterling's lost more than his chance at another gold medal, and she feels a pull to help him. She doesn't have much to give, as she's the full-time caretaker of her mentally ill mother and her three half-brothers, but for Sterling, she invests the time. When Sterling finds out there's a job for an at-risk counselor at Silver Creek, he asks Norah to drive him back and forth. He learns to ride horses and use equine therapy to help his boys—and himself. The more time they spend together, the more convinced Norah is to never tell Sterling about her troubled past, let him see her house on the wrong side of the tracks, or meet her mother. But Sterling is interested in all things Norah, and as his body heals, so does his faith. Will Norah be able to trust Sterling so they can have a chance at true love?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (5 stars)
I honestly didn't think I was going to like Sterling when he was introduced in chapter 1. But as I got to know him more and see how he was with Norah I grew to really like him. I felt for Norah, having to be the mother to her brothers and her mother, working two jobs and going to school. I understood her hesitation with Sterling because they came from such different worlds. I loved Dr. Richards response after he found out that Norah and Sterling were seeing each other even after he told them co-workers dating was against policy, you could tell he truly cared about Norah and wanted her happy. I did not want to put this book down, I had to know things were going to work out for both of them. Disclaimer: I received this book free from the author but the views expressed are my honest opinion.