Tyler and Beth are in love, but their long distance relationship makes it hard to have the romance they each desire. Beth is finishing her last semester of veterinary school in northeastern Colorado and Tyler is busy shoeing horses in the southwestern part of the state.
Will the rancher's wife who Tyler had a fling with before he met Beth come between the new couple? She'd like to and threatens to tell all to Tyler's new girlfriend.
To cut the rancher's wife off at the pass, Tyler tells Beth of his indiscretion, but when his plan of being honest backfires, their lives are upset. Is their blossoming relationship over before it even had a chance?
Short Story: 78 pages (about 2 hours reading time) *** This romance is suitable for most readers.
Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.
Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.
As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.