|Series: Gold Valley Romance #6|
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: August 7, 2017
Ty Barker has been dancing through the last thirty years of his life—and he’s suddenly realized he’s alone. Most of his friends at Horseshoe Home have moved on, found love, gotten married, started families. To fill the void in his life, he gives horseback riding lessons on the weekends and serves on a community service committee that organizes town events in Gold Valley.
River Lee Whitely is back in Gold Valley with her two little girls after a divorce that’s left deep scars. She has a job at Silver Creek that requires her to be able to ride a horse, and she nearly tramples Ty at her first lesson.
That’s just fine by him, because River Lee is the girl Ty has never gotten over. They spent one summer together—and one unforgettable kiss—before River Lee left for college. Ty realizes River Lee needs time to settle into her new job, her new home, her new life as a single parent, but going slow has never been his style.
But for River Lee, can Ty take the necessary steps to keep her in his life?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 (3 stars)
Ty and River dated briefly years ago, but then River moved. Now she’s back in town and Ty is determined not to let her get away this time. I really liked Ty and River together and was cheering for their relationship to work out. However there were a couple things that really bothered me throughout. River was so protective of her children, but then she sends them off to their father’s for a long visit even though he has had no contact with them for over a year and not much before. It seemed hard to believe a mom like River would do this with such young children. The other thing that bothered me was that River and Ty didn’t really talk in depth about their feelings and hopes for the future, but instead it felt like one wanted to other to just accept their plans. This stubbornness ruined their relationship but the time apart allows them to reflect on their feelings and figure out what would be best for them. Can they rekindle their relationship and create a future together? I enjoyed the return to Horseshoe Home Ranch, catching up with characters from previous book but also getting to know Ty and following his journey.
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)