A love worth fighting for . . .
The last thing widow Juliet Grayson needs is a man in her life. Between caring for her two young sons and maintaining her husband’s ranch, her hands are more than full. Then she meets Griff Warren. With his quiet strength and his easy way with her boys, she’s tempted to trust him. But if there’s anything she’s learned, it’s that love only leads to heartbreak. Former Marine Griff Warren never thought he’d settle down. Rebellious and proud, he’s always been on his own . . . until the father he never knew he had died, leaving him with land that is his legacy and brothers to share the load. He doesn’t need more than that. But Juliet touches something deep inside him-and he wants nothing more than to protect her and her sons. Now if only he can convince her to take a second chance at true love.
Two broken souls. One yearning for a family, the other trying to keep her family connected. This book is touching, heartwarming full of love, laughter and heroism. I fell in love with the story.
Griff Warren has only ever had a mom. He never knew who his father was and when he was little and it was mentioned, his mother always shied away from the answer. As he grew, he learned it was just best not to bring it up because it always upset his mother so. But along with never knowing his father, he had an extreme temper. The school systems couldn’t handle it and his mother didn’t know what to do about it. As he grew older, he just accepted the fact that he would never know.
Returning from the military, he finds himself in a new place, surrounded by his father’s family. He has been welcomed with open arms on their ranch. For the first time in his life, it is not just him. He has a family. They are big and loud and hardworking and fun. They are full of life and spirit and Griff couldn’t be happier to be with them all.
Juliet is a widow. Her husband died. He died a hero and she wants his legacy to live on. She promised him she would. But with two small children, this city girl doesn’t know much about ranching. She is struggling through from day to day and it is more than she can handle. But she does it. She moves from day to day and tries her hardest to be there for her sons and to stay true to the promises she made to her husband.
Griff and Juliet meet through one of the VA patients she is helping with through extra work on the farm, a form of therapy. The vet she is assisting with is someone Griff was in combat with. He had invited Griff out to the ranch to see him and meet some of the other vets in the program. But when he got there, all he saw was Juliet.
Griff instantly bonded with her children and gave them a sense of security. But Juliet tried to stay away. She wanted to remain faithful to her husband’s memory. But there was something about Griff that was different from every other guy.
This story is an adventure. This story is healing. This story is brilliantly written and touching. I wasn’t sure if it was the military or the ranch or just the amazing people that captured my heart the most, but this book took so much sadness and grief and made it a beautiful story of starting over and learning to live again. I loved the characters, I loved the setting… I loved it all!
New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer. In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, and Good Morning America. R.C. Ryan is a pseudonym of New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ryan Langan.