"You had your chance, and you threw it away …"
Five years ago, Jen woke up with a ring on her finger and her fiancé nowhere to be found. She swore she'd gotten over the betrayal, but when Clay unexpectedly hires on with the rodeo for a week, she finds herself torn between passion and regret.
Clay left intending never to see Jen again. He's been running from his troubled past for far too long, and it's not a life he wants for her. But it's hard to run from the past when the past is your own family, and Clay finds himself thrown back into the chaos he thought he'd finally left behind.
Will the truth drive Jen away, or is there a second chance at happily-ever-after for this runaway cowboy?
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About the Author
T. J. Kline was bitten by the horse bug early and began training horses at fourteen—as well as competing in rodeos and winning several rodeo queen competitions—but has always known writing was her first love. She also writes under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her spare time, she can be found spending as many hours as possible laughing hysterically with her husband, teens, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California. That is, when she isn't running around the California Gold Country researching new stories.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a beautiful, wonderful, touching story! Five years ago, Clay Graham broke Jen Chandler’s heart. They had just gotten engaged the previous evening, and he left during the night without saying anything. Although he communicated with other people, she didn’t hear a word from him in all that time. Then one day, he shows up at the rodeo where she’s working. She sees him, and her anger and pain flare back as if it had happened the day before. She could try to forgive him if only he weren’t so stubborn and talk to her, explain himself. What a joy it is to read a T.J. Kline book! Ms. Kline writes in such a flowing, easy style, and yet her prose is elegant and eloquent. How beautifully she conveys emotions and feelings: I felt Jen’s hurt as if it were my own, and I was angry at Clay for being so mulish. It’s also obvious that the author knows what she’s talking about: I could picture the life of the people who work at rodeos. Clay and Jen’s situation was not hopeless but really difficult; I wondered how they would get back together, and Ms. Kline handled it masterfully. We get to learn everything that troubled Clay at the same time as Jen; I did not expect to need a few tissues, I seldom cried, but I did. Wow! Thank you Ms. Kline for a smashing story!
Okay read, but not my kind of story... the guy up and leaves her for 5yrs, comes back hoping for forgiveness and friendship, is shocked with her reaction, and they somehow get past it within a chapter and live happily ever after.... ugh! Nope!
a bit over the top