Through Fights and Fire, Prejudice and Passion, Burns A Special Kind of Love
A divorced school teacher, estranged from her family, wants to start over. Sharon Daily moves to Gaines, Wyoming with her ten year old autistic son, Aaron. She hoped to find kindness and acceptance in this small town. She wasn't looking for love...
Tanner West, the Fire Chief of Gaines, seems to have it all. Great job, loving family, and any woman he wants to warm his bed at night. But, Tanner has suffered too. A Native American in a white world, he longs to find love and acceptance. He is ready for more than someone to share his bed. He wants someone to share his life. And Sharon really lights his fire.
Making a life with Sharon will require A Special Kind of Love.
Sharon looked up into the most gorgeous face she had ever seen. Eyes like dark chocolate, deep and warm, stared out at her from a face that looked like it could have been chiseled in stone. Skin the color of burnished copper, high cheekbones, a sharp nose, full lips, and a cleft chin. How the hell had she failed to notice him before? Her heart skipped a beat and she ran her gaze down the rest of his body. He was tall, well over six feet, she would guess, with broad shoulders that tapered into a trim waist. His thighs, encased in worn denim, fit like a second skin against legs the size of tree trunks, and oh my, what lay between those thighs... Her attention snapped back to his face and she could feel the heat of a blush suffuse her skin.
Tanner cleared his throat, his dark chocolate eyes flashing with amusement and a little heat. He extended his hand. His large calloused hand engulfed her small one. A shock of sensation shot up her arm and down her body to some places she had begun to think had stopped working long ago.
"Ma'am," he said.
What the hell was with everyone calling her ma'am here? She was beginning to feel like an old lady.
"Call me Sharon, please. It's nice to meet you, Mr. West."
"Well now, if I'm gonna call you Sharon, then you're gonna have to call me Tanner."
Their gazes locked and everything around her faded away. Feelings she had thought were lost with the defection of her ex-husband surged to the forefront. Attraction, lust, a deep loneliness, and desire to be held in those strong arms. Aaron interrupted her reverie and snapped her back to the present in a heartbeat.
"I want to see the horses, now!" he demanded.
The deep baritone of his voice rolled over her skin like a caress. She felt hot and cold at the same time and goose bumps crawled down her spine. She was in such big trouble.
"I didn't expect to hear from you so soon," she cooed.
"I don't want to scare you off, but I really had a great time today. I want to get to know you better. I thought Aaron would be asleep by now and we could talk."
"He is...asleep I mean. What do you want to talk about?"
"Where are you?"
"Um, I'm in bed."
"Oh, man, now I have that visual in my head. I've been dreaming about you in bed. In my bed."
Dang this man was coming on strong. But I kind of like it.
"Really? You are a naughty boy."
"You have no idea. What are you wearing?"
Sharon laughed. "Sorry to ruin your fantasies, big boy, but I'm wearing flannel pajama pants and a T-shirt. I'm sure that's not what you pictured."
"I was picturing nothing..." Sharon barked a laugh "That's not what I meant! I mean I didn't have anything specific in mind."
The poor guy was stammering. She loved being able to fluster him.
"What are you wearing, Mr. West?"
Silence met her question.
"I'm not sure I should answer that question."
"Fair is fair, I answered your question. Now answer mine."
"Boxer shorts," he mumbled.
She closed her eyes and pictured him in her mind. She knew he was muscular, she could just imagine his chest, smooth and tan. Would he have a hairy chest or smooth? Smooth she bet, considering his Native American ancestry.
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About the Author
Nothing is better than creating a brand new world from a blank piece of paper. Breathing life into characters and watching their stories unfold-I am truly blessed.
I live in on eight acres in middle Tennessee with my husband, my dad, one of my three children, two dogs and three cats. I am privileged to have two precious grandsons.
When I'm not on my computer or reading my kindle, you'll usually find me in the kitchen. I love to cook! If I'm not there, I'm on the fields, watching my grandsons' soccer or baseball games.
It's never too late to chase your dreams. I'm proof you can catch them, even if arthritis slows you down. Who knows, your own Fairy Godmother may be just a dream away.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Special Kind Of Love by Tamara Hoffa is fantastic! Ms Hoffa has once again delivered a well-written book. The characters are phenomenal and a perfect fit for this story. Tanner and Sharon's story is a story of tolerance and acceptance in a small town. There's plenty of drama, humor, action and sizzle to keep readers engaged in this story. I enjoyed reading A Special Kind Of Love and look forward to my next book by Tamara Hoffa. A Special Kind Of Love is book 1 of A Gaines Wyoming Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I purchased a print copy of this book at a book signing.
A Special Kind of Love by Tamara Hoffa belongs in a very special category of its own. She has taken a very real condition, Asperger’s syndrome, and given it a face, Tamara took a highly misunderstood condition and wove a beautiful love story around it. By the time the readers are done with this remarkable book, they will have a better understanding of children with autism and the extraordinary parents that love and raise them. Sharon Daily and her son, Aaron leaves the big city and decides to live in the small town. Her own family has a hard time accepting her son’s Asperger’s syndrome, her ex-husband was ashamed of him. Sharon hopes a fresh start in Gaines, Wyoming, will do both her son and her some good. Once they are settled, Sharon arranges for Aaron to have horseback riding lessons and this is where they meet Tanner West, his riding instructor. The attraction between Tanner and Sharon is almost instant and very mutual. Tanner is wonderful with Aaron, showing tremendous amount of patients. Those scenes when the three some first meet, were heartwarming and touching. Tamara does a fantastic job of showing readers some of the symptoms of Asperger’s, from difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. Everything was so effortlessly woven together into the story. In my opinion, Aaron stole the show during most of the book. If nothing else he stole my heart! Tanner was a very close second. Sharon as the mom will love her child unconditional, but Tanner, he chose to stay and love the boy. The bonus comes at the end of the book, when Tamara throws in a bit of adventure, the kind that gets you heart pumping and you catching yourself holding your breath till you find out what happens next. A special Kind of Love is a must read.
This was a cute romantic read about a mother with a autistic son who move to a new city to start their life over. Hopefully without the prejudice of her family and community of Chicago. Sharon and Her son Aaron are introduced to a Tanner West a local rancher and city Fire Chief when Sharon takes Aaron to learn how to ride a horse. It's pretty much love at first site for everyone. I loved Aaron and his knowledge of horses and then the fire department he was such a sweet child. Good secondary characters. This book was good but not as good as I wanted it to be. I enjoyed it so I'll be looking up more of Tamara Hoffa's books.