One careless, public sign of affection cost Daniel Pierce’s lover his life at the hands of a hate-filled mob. Grief-stricken, Daniel retreated from society to a sheep farm in the wilds of the north. Years later, Gregory Tobin erupts into his solitary life.
Sent to confirm the existence—or the death—of the Pierce family’s lost heir, Tobin isn’t sure he’s found the right man. The gruff, shaggy hermit calling himself Jacob Bennet bears little resemblance to photographs of the younger Pierce. Tobin needs more time to study his quarry.
With lambing season in full swing, Daniel grudgingly admits he could use an extra hand. Through a long, exhausting night, they parry back and forth as Tobin probes closer and closer to the truth. And something beyond casual attraction simmers between them.
They come together in a crash of desire, but ultimately Daniel must overcome the terrors of the past to reconcile the man he was with the man he’s becoming—a man capable of loving again.
Typical good quality historical romance from the duo of Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon.
Whenever I see these two author's names together, I don't hesitate, I just BUY. I swear, these authors have one heck of a mind meld! They smush their thoughts together and out comes some of the most consistent and well conceived historical M/Ms in publication. This story was no different, but though it was very pleasant reading, I also thought it was just a touch on the dull side, just enough that I didn't have a problem putting this story down for a day or two.
The plot of this book is pretty straightforward without any twists or turns. There are some themes of pain and loss, with Daniel having to overcome the murder of his former lover and his feelings of guilt over that. However, this is a surprisingly low drama book with absolutely no miscommunications. It was gentle, moderately low steam, and gave me warm fuzzies inside.
Though this book may not pack the excitement or the emotion of some of the other books by these authors, it was still very well written and lovely in a quiet way. I think this will please all fans of this author duo.
**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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