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After a decade-long absence, Allison Cramer returns to her childhood home to pay tribute to a former teacher. Years of excelling in all of her classes, and pursuing a doctorate at MIT should give her an abundance of confidence and pride. When she realizes that the insecure, 16-year-old bookworm she's tried to bury is still only skin-deep, she must take a hard look at herself. Coming back may open her eyes to what her heart has always wanted.
Shane Taggart has seen more tragedy before his 21st birthday than most people experience in a lifetime. Taking the responsibility of the world on his shoulders has become a way of life. There is no room for fun and socializing, until his head is turned by a vague high school memory with blonde hair and a pile of books.
Letting go of the past while being immersed in it may be the only way Alley and Shane can move forward. Leaving behind the childhood images of who they were, they discover that seeking individual dreams can be attained through the strength found in each other, and that love may be the greatest influence of all.
©2017 Peggy L Henderson (P)2017 Peggy L Henderson
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5 out of 5 stars
By WildfireJane on 07-20-17

Wonderful Story

I loved this book. The author, Peggy L. Henderson brings up those insecurities most of us face sometime in our lives and I was drawn into the story. As always, Cody Roberts narrates this story with the true talent he has with his wonderful voice. I'm so glad this is book one as I'm looking forward to more of Peggy & Cody's books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dorothy A. Roller on 06-04-18

Another good story by Peggy Henderson

Cody Roberts is a very good narrator with a smooth voice and a wonderful way to narrate a story and does women's voices as well men.
Peggy Henderson writes incredible stories that have characters with lots of problems and broken pasts and this one is no exception. Both hero and heroine are scarred and wounded from things in their past when they were mostly in high school but both still carry those burdens into adulthood and for our heroine her mother still tries to boss her around.
This has cowboys, horses, a beautiful woman from high school that no one especially the heroine really saw anything in her other than being a bookaholic and a brainiac. She has grown into a beautiful woman and our hero finally notices her.
He was trying to buy her grandfather's ranch because her grandfather couldn't afford to run it anymore. But she came for the memorial of a favorite high school teacher and to visit her grandfather and now she wants to stay and help him get his ranch up and running again. She convinces her grandfather to keep it and let her try to get it going again.
On a day she tried to work with one of the young horses, the horse gets away and the hero ends up going after her.
This story has this adventure and more along the way, injuries caused by her being thrown from the horse and he ends up with fire ants eating away at him and having a reaction that could kill him.
Can you imagine both of them with injuries and a bad reaction and having to stay out over night in the wilderness together when she clearly is agitated with him but he is seeing her in a whole different light?
As well as adventure this has wonderful complex characters and romance as Peggy can only write and then more problems that you can imagine and interference in her life by mom again. Tension, adventure, problems, health issues and of course romance.
This is a really good contemporary story and Cody really has a wonderful way of telling it.
I highly recommend this audible story and I am sure you will enjoy it.

I received this audible from the author and with no pressure to review it but it was so good I had to do this review and hope others will want to listen to it. I was not compensated in anyway.

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