Miranda Brookhaven returned to
to fix the past. Years ago, her father used her teenage romance with
Coe Rodas to steal the prototype for a groundbreaking new automotive invention.
Now her father's dead, and thanks to the convoluted will he left behind, she's
stuck in town until she rights the wrong that lost her the man she loved. Bitterthorn, Texas
Coe learned early on that life never goes according to plan. His dreams of hitting it big vanished when Miranda all but invited her father to take the only thing of value he ever had. But now the once-pampered princess is holed up in a condemned trailer on the edge of town...and everything he thought he knew about her—and about what happened between them back then—seems completely wrong.
Miranda's determined to give back to Coe all that he lost. If she can do that, maybe she can move on from the past. But Coe seems to be more interested in their rekindled passion than claiming what she thinks he deserves. She's got sixty days to convince him to cough up evidence that he's the original inventor—after that, the only way to transfer the patent rights over to him would be to make him part of the family, and she's not sure her heart can take another hit.
I was lucky enough to get a review copy thanks to Carina Press through NetGalley.
I usually don't read books in a series out of order. However, with the Bitterhorn,
series by Stacy Gail, I've read them completely
out of order and can say there is no problem keeping up with the series if you
read them out of order. Texas
I was so excited to get Coe's book. I've honestly wanted it since I first met him when reading Starting from Scratch last year. I didn't know all of his history, but knew some of it wasn't pretty and knew it would take a strong woman to be his match. Miranda Brookhaven is not only strong enough, but stubborn enough to stand up to her family and Coe.
The chemistry between Coe and Miranda is strong from the moment they see each other again. Even with the misunderstandings from their past, neither can seem to stay away from the other. While Coe claims to hate anything do to with a Brookhaven, he can't seem to stop trying to protect and take care of Miranda. While Miranda keeps saying she is only in town to set the past to rights, she can't seem to stay away from Coe.
The entire time I was reading this story I wanted to hate everyone in Miranda's family for not taking care of her and even was angry at Coe initially. However, the more time Coe and Miranda spent together the more I realized this was her dad's plan to try and fix his own mistakes. Ms. Gail excels at making me feel every single emotion when I read her stories, and she did it once again with Where There's a Will.