Death never simply settles for the life it claims.
It stole all of our lives that night and while it put my husband in the ground, it left my four children and me behind.
After an ugly year of grief, something had to change.
My sister suggested open spaces, big skies and fresh air in the heart of Wyoming. We settled into our shared estate the best we could until I met my new neighbor.
Arrogant, bossy and rude; Reid was easily the worst person I’d ever met. I’d decided to write him off entirely until I realized he was the only local horse instructor.I’d heard that if I could get my kids onto a horse, they’d start to heal. Desperation had me creating an alliance with him.
Envy had me craving the connection he had with them.
Distracted by the newness of our situation, I missed how close his demons danced to my ghosts. While I was ignorantly letting him take my heart, it was too late to realize . . .He’d already stolen it once before.
**This is a standalone romance novel.**
Ashley was born in Nebraska but raised in Oregon where she lives with her four children and husband.
If she’s not helping her husband with DIY projects around the house, she’s writing or sneaking off to a corner to read.
She likes to write happily ever afters for real-life people that have inspired her, but haven’t necessarily gotten their happy ending yet.
5+ STAR Review
I’ve been a huge fan of Ashley Munoz since her first book. I was not prepared for how amazing and heartwrenching this book would be. I had to put this book down and walk away a couple of times. I kind of knew about halfway through this book where this story was going, but that didn’t make the hurt, any less. I don’t want to give anything away about this story, so I’m going to be as vague as humanly possible. Not because I didn’t love with story, but because I want you to pick this book up and fall in love with it as much as I did.
I loved Layla. I loved her strength, determination, drive. I loved that she gave herself and timeline and essentially stuck to it. I loved watching her pick up the pieces and move forward with life. That’s not to say my heart didn’t hurt for her, so much. You don’t just get over your first love. But I believe in time we learn to love different. I think that’s exactly what happened to her.
Reid, lord have mercy, that man. He has so much guilt, just about life in general. I loved watching him move forward. I loved watching him give his heart over again, not only to Layla but her children. He’s such an amazing character. And he possesses so much strength.
I loved every second of this story. I loved falling in love with these characters, not only Layla and Reid but the kids. I love watching them learn to move on. This really is a powerful and sweet story.