THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN
If asked, Gwendolyn Ballard would admit she co-parented her best friend Chloe's son, Cameron. Now Gwen is all he's got as they flee from the man who murdered his mother. There's only one place Cameron will be safe, and that's with his uncle, Elijah MacElvoy. Arriving on his doorstep at the Broken Arrow Ranch is a desperate decision, and Gwen knows he'd slam the door in her face if she didn't have his nephew with her. But she'll do anything for Cam, even if it means putting up with Elijah's distrust and judgment.
Chloe's dead. Cam's orphaned, and Elijah is confronted with the prospect of living with the one woman who's driven him crazy for the past ten years. He'll fight to keep her safe. That's encoded in his DNA. But can he trust her with a little boy who just lost his mother? As Eli watches how Gwen loves and cares for his nephew, he reevaluates his thinking and gives in to the smoldering attraction he felt the first time he saw her. With so much on the line, Eli comes clean about his past, making way for a future that's all about silver linings.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gwendolyn Ballard is in a world of trouble. She just witnessed her best friend, Chloe, murdered by her husband and now she must run! She can’t go to the police…he is the police! What a beginning to a wonderful story. Gwen leaves town with her friend’s son, Cameron, and heads for Chloe’s brother ranch in the High Sierras. She knows if Chloe’s murderer finds them that he will kill them. Elijah MacElvoy owns the Broken Arrow Ranch and Gwen knows she and Cameron will be safe with him. I loved this second book in the “High Sierras” series. This is not a sequel, but a standalone story of two people who are attracted to each other, but reconnecting under the worst of circumstances. Cameron’s character is so endearing (I love the way he is so protective of Gwen and calls her “my Gwenny”). Eli must keep them safe as well as figure out who is vandalizing his ranch. He is a strong lead character who is about to see that his whole way of life is changing. Gwen is not afraid to fight for what is right and loves Cameron as her own. She will do everything to keep both of them safe. I discovered Ms. Benefiel’s books and have loved the careful way she draws you in to the story with characters that make you feel as if you are reading about friends. I am really looking forward to the next High Sierras book, “Already Gone”. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to give an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)