Author: Barbara Dunlop
Genre: A Hurt/Comfort kind of romance
Summary: Betrayed by his fiancée and his best friend, Chase Garrett heads out on the road with the American Extreme Bull Riders Association, determined to ride hard and keep a wall around his heart. But during a competition, three-year-old Riley Barrett bursts through that barrier when he throws himself into Chase’s arms, insisting Chase is his daddy. And Chase’s walls collapse further when he meets Riley’s mother–beautiful, vulnerable, sexy Maddy.
A widow for only a year, Maddy Barrett is stunned by her son Riley’s outlandish assertion that Chase is his father. She tries desperately to convince Riley that his father has not come home to them. When Chase and Maddy join forces to help her son, she finds herself falling fast for the sexy, hard-working bull rider—wishing he truly could be the man for Riley, and the man for her.
Sometimes I love to read a good romance. More often than not if that romance has some big drama in it than I am as happy as a clam.
This is one of those times.
The confusion I felt at the beginning of this novel amuses me now because I didn’t read the summary too closely and spent a minute or two going, “Wait but that guy is dead.” I promptly read the summary and felt like a bit of a jerk.
Riley is one of the cutest literary kids I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a little while, and his heartbreak broke my own heart. Feels like no matter what age you are you’re never ready to lose a parent. And his confusion at doing so just is heart aching.
Maddy is a strong character who I do appreciate, trying to keep it together as best she can and Chase, well he’s the kind of man I love to read about. Not too stern, not too surly and just the right amount of flirtation.
This book is a good quick read.