Raelyn Kendall is contacted to return home to her familyís ranch, Cougar Enterprises, to see her injured twin brother Ty, a cowboy, who recently broke both legs after a bull riding accident. Raelynn is a rock/blues singer. She feels she is a failure and has had her share of losses and disappointments. She and her brother hadnít been home in 8 years because they had a bad relationship with their father Alan after their mother died. Raelyn is uneasy about returning home because she fears her father will throw her failure in her face. Her father Alan is old and sick now after having several strokes. Jackie Bristow, cousin and friend, has been running the family business for Uncle Alan for quite some time. Hud McKabe still works with Alan, a cowboy Raelyn has known for years who is also a close friend of Tyís. Raelyn and Hud are drawn to each other but canít stand to be around each other. There is a fiery passion building between the two of them.
The story of Raelyn and Hud is very erotic but takes some time to build because of all the walls surrounding Raelyn. Raelynís experiences with men have been disappointing so she is also afraid of a man like Hud. She doesnít know what to expect with a real caring man. This story focuses on coming home, mending broken fences and learning to make peace with those you love, and finding your destiny in life and love. Hud helps Raelyn along the way. There is such a sense of oneness about Raelyn and Hud that it makes this story really special. I loved this story.
Reviewed by Ellen Bunch
for The Road to Romance
May 16, 2006