Is she brave enough to give her heart to a man she only thought she knew?
He was the most charismatic man I’d ever met. Strong, tough, brave. Bold as hell. Something told me Tag Barton could have anything—anyone—he wanted…and he wanted me. It didn’t matter that he was wrong for me in practically every way possible. It didn’t matter that my father would hate it.
I couldn’t resist him. Even if I’d known who he really was and what he was really capable of.
When he suggested we pretend to be engaged, I thought he was the answer to all my problems. He wasn’t. And, in his wake, he left nothing but scorched earth and me, just another casualty of my father’s war.
Can I believe him now when he tells me he loves me? Or is he nothing more than a beautiful, breathtaking lie?
***I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We met Tag way back in Strong Enough of this same series. We also hear of him in Tough Enough. Now we get his story. Weatherly just wants to get away from her family for a moment and think and the best place to do that is their vineyard. She’s being strong-armed into doing something she’s not overly keen on. That’s where she meets Tag. Tag works the vineyard and possibly loves that place more than she does. He also gives her a way out of her troubles.
Tag is an all or nothing kind of guy and though Weatherly is more cautious, she lets loose with him and jumps into it feet first. But there’s more to both of them than either imagined. I didn’t get as into this story as I did the other two, but I’m thinking it’s more of an issue I kept having with the download of the book. If I EVER stepped out of the book, I was having to RE-download it. Which became quite annoying after a bit. That’s no fault of Ms. Leighton and doesn’t reflect on her writing, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it potentially affected how involved with the book and characters I felt. I love these prologues. 😀 Honestly though, I was hoping to see more Jasper and Muse. I think in series we find that one character and we become invested in them, and for me that was Muse and Jasper. I was hoping that we’d see them in a certain scene, but alas, no, no mention of them.
Ms. Leighton’s over arching storyline ended in the last book. I thought for sure that a certain someone who factored in the first (at the end) would at least make an appearance, for some reason never did. I guess I had hopes that that character had more meaning than he did. He just seemed like the perfect diabolical character. Don’t think, though, that because that storyline was over that this book was dull. It wasn’t. It just read really fast and felt really unrelated to the other two. So would I recommend this story? I would. You’ll be very intrigued by Tag from the two prior stories and you’ll be most happy you read him in this one.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
A note from Michelle: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.
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