Release Date: 17 March 2015
A steamy, suspenseful romance from NY Times bestselling author Jessie Evans.
How far will they go for a second chance...
Years ago, Layla Parker’s romantic dreams came true. She married her high school sweetheart and settled into a house on his family’s ranch to live happily ever after. But sometimes dreams turn into nightmares and when Layla’s husband became abusive, she felt there was no way out. Her big brother was serving overseas, her friends were away at college, and her single father insisted she’d made her bed and now she had to lie in it. It isn’t until her father’s death over a decade later that Layla gains the courage to leave her marriage. She hopes to find peace living alone, but her dreams of happily ever after died a long time ago.
Cole Lawson has spent years secretly pining for his former best friend. Layla Parker captured his heart sophomore year of high school, but she was already taken. When she married her boyfriend two years later, she and Cole grew apart and have rarely seen each other since. Cole’s been a lady killer since the day he realized that his dimpled smile made all the cowgirls swoon, but when he discovers Layla is newly single he’s ready to put an end to his womanizing ways and make a serious play for the one who got away.
When tragedy strikes the Lawson family, Cole and Layla’s rekindled friendship grows into something more, but soon a dark secret from Layla’s past threatens to destroy their shot at forever. Now Cole will have to decide—listen to his heart or to the people warning him that Layla might not be as innocent as she seems.
My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
OMG. I seriously can't get enough of this series, and it seems to go from strength to strength. Each character takes a piece of your heart, making you care about them, laugh with them and share in their pain.
Cole is Bubba's brother and you honestly cannot help but fall in love with the man. When he see's that the girl he has always loved is now available, he takes his chance, but also shows her how a real man acts towards a woman that he loves. Cole shows patience, love and care towards Layla when she needs it most, bringing out the best in her again.
Layla is an almost broken woman after leaving her abusive husband after ten years, however, her husband is not right in the head and refuses to let her go, and plainly shows us he is on the wring side of crazy.
The story brings you in and makes you laugh, cry and smile as you are compelled to read how Cole and Layla get their HEA. Its another instant hit that I just could not put down until the book was finished, then of course I wanted to cry just because it had.