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Publisher's Summary

Callie Daniels' mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O'Neill, to marry her 17-year-old daughter. It's not supposed to be a conventional marriage. Garrett O'Neill would keep Callie's ranch safe, and Callie would go away to college.
Four years later, Callie comes home with stars in her eyes and happily ever after in her heart. She plans to make their marriage real until she finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie, in Garrett's arms.
Heartbroken, Callie takes off to her own house, which they closed up four years ago. She stays there with Old Henry, a longtime friend and ranch hand, until her new horse injures her. Garrett forces Callie to move back in to his house.
Callie finally gets her heart's desire. Alone in a line shack, they make sweet love for the first time. Unfortunately, the love light is gone from Garret's eyes the next morning.
©2017 Kathleen Ball (P)2018 Kathleen Ball
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3 out of 5 stars
By LeMiliere on 04-28-18

How Many Times Can You Forgive A Fool?

I wanted to listen to this book because the "blurb" sounded good and the narrator Meghan Kelly is a particular favorite of mine. I am sad to say that I had to make myself keep listening. The storyline involved, murder, intrigue, greed, deceit, lies and love so it had everything going for it but .......

Firstly I'll tell you what I liked: The descriptions of the ranches and the surrounding areas were very well done, I could feel the heat, I could smell the bluebonnets, I closed my eyes and I was transported. The characters were incredibly well defined and you felt like you knew them. Even the animals who play a large part in this story, especially Nanny and Pirate, become so familiar you feel you want to reach out and hug them.

Now for what I didn't like, Garrett the main guy in this story was, well for want of a better word, he was a jerk, he hurt Callie over and over again. He thinks he's an honourable man but he wasn't he might have been good looking but he came across as very selfish.

He married Callie at her mother's request to keep Callie's ranch safe after her death. She knew Callie loved Garrett - maybe she hoped he would grow to love Callie. Callie goes away to College to finish her education and Garrett looks after both ranches treating them as one ranch.

Callie is away for four years with very little contact from Garrett but comes home starry eyed expecting their marriage to become 'real' only to walk in to find Garrett in his beautiful housekeeper's arms.

Well from that situation we have Callie and Garrett both behaving like children not adults, neither one of them actually sits down and discusses their situation. He tells her he loves her, he takes her virginity then he tells her to divorce him - go figure.

She runs off like a spoilt child and hides her head in the sand so to speak and whilst all this is happening you have fences being cut, a murder in the ranch house and you never know who to trust. That part of the book was good but even then some of the things that happened just grated on me. A good secondary character in this book was Stamos Walker, he befriended Callie but was he really who we thought? Old Henry made a good stand in dad to Callie and Lasso Springs had some very interesting characters.

I will not say more, I don't want to give away too many spoilers but my overall feeling when the book ended was well at least there was a HEA.

I was given a copy of this book as a gift and my review is written voluntarily.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kelly lauffenburger on 04-16-18

Great Story

This was a great story full of mystery, murder and love!! Kathleen Ball did a great job with the story and I can not wait to get my hands on the next in the series!! Meghan Kelly did a great job with the narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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