Meet the Campbell’s from Riverbend, Texas. Growing up hard the brothers have turned their sibling rivalry into a business doing stunts in local rodeos, fairs and movie shoots. Eldest brother Adam was catnip to the Hollywood directors when they came calling but he wouldn’t have gotten that far if bookish Bailey Farrell hadn’t fallen for that budding cowboy charm and helped Adam overcome high school math.
In the ten years since, Adam’s become a commodity, one of the top stuntmen in the business. But Adam’s last stunt ended in a horrific crash and burn that left his best friend dead. Former flame Bailey finished college, married, divorced and moved back to Riverbend. Since taking a job with the Campbell’s and reconnecting with her sister Christina, Bailey’s learning to be happy again.
Adam has come home to heal from the accident that he can’t stop feeling responsible for. Unlike his family, Bailey doesn’t treat Adam with kid gloves, she treats him like Adam. Ten years apart has done nothing to tarnish the attraction or douse the desire between them. Bailey, however, has become more bold and beautiful in Adam’s eyes.
Bailey and Adam aren’t the only rocky couple and they each help their siblings cope with their own shattered romance. Meanwhile Bailey helps Adam prepare for a challenge from his childhood rival and Bailey’s almost boyfriend. Adam’s flame-shy and still carries the emotional and physical scar tissue from the accident that took his friend. Bailey’s got a cure for that… be Bailey.
This solid second chance romance read with plenty of cowboy sweet talk (i.e. … together we’ll be forever young and forever new; when I’ve got you everything is always alright, etc) is just the thing for a lazy afternoon.