by Nicole Edwards
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
Book #6 of the Walkers of Coyote Ridge series
(A spin-off of the Alluring Indulgence series)
Number of Pages: 398
Source: Amazon Pre-Order
Contemporary Romance M/M
Read 3/27/19 to 3/28/19
Whether it was due to lack of funds, lack of desire, or one lame excuse after another, Rex Sharpe has managed to ignore the one and only dream he’s ever had: turning his family’s dilapidated old farmhouse into a bed and breakfast. Until now. When his cousin Travis Walker decides to invest in a venture that will help revitalize the small town of Coyote Ridge, Rex knows it’s time to put up or shut up.
They say third time’s a charm, right? Jack Cunningham learns that’s not always true. When his world is unexpectedly tipped on its axis, Jack does what he does best. He runs. Only this time, he doesn’t get far. A one-night encounter with a sexy cowboy has Jack’s already topsy-turvy world spinning even more, and he soon learns, it’s only the beginning.
Nicole Edwards never disappoints. I fell in love with both Rex and Jack from the start. Whether or not we’ve actually met Rex before, I don’t recall. But I’m so glad to have met him now. And I can’t wait to get to know his brother better eventually.
This book is full of emotion, as I’ve come to expect with this author. I enjoyed Jack’s journey and found it to be a bit different from how I usually see these things play out. I adore that he never feels shame, as we as a society are programmed to feel about certain things. Jack’s confused and trying to be sure he’s not reacting to his recent breakup when he gets together with Rex. But he’s not really shocked and, in fact, finds so many pieces of his past romantic history start making more sense.
There’s no denying Rex had a terrible childhood. Which also means Rex doesn’t trust easily. The way he accepted Jack was sweet. Yet both of these men could drive me crazy with their holding back and misinterpreting of the others actions. They both needed to get over themselves and take some of those walls down so they could really listen to each other and stop jumping to conclusions.
I’ve really missed this author. She generally releases a lot of stories but has had a bout of writer’s block. I’m glad there was a crack in that block so this story could come out of her. Regardless if she releases one book a year, one book a month, or it takes years between each book, I’ll be there to read every single one. She always writes stories that stick with me and make my gut hurt but my heart soar.