Heartbroken and betrayed by Bentley’s abandonment, Haley has made a new life for herself in the one place she’s felt grounded and at peace. When Bentley returns to town and discovers the secret she’s kept from him, she vows to keep him at arms length to protect herself – and her future.
Bentley has returned home to the farm and town that have owned his heart forever, and he’s determined to win the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved – once and for all.After he learns the secret she has kept from him, Haley’s cold shoulder threatens to sideline his plans.
When Bentley begins to tear down her walls, will Haley find the strength to forgive the past and trust him again?
As Bentley fights for the life he really wants, will he be able to convince Haley to give him a second chance?
When life throws one final pass, will Bentley fumble, or make the most important catch of his life?
Review by Liz:
4 Awesome Stars
This was a great, heart warming story about letting go of the past and letting love in. I love Bentley and his willingness to be part of the baby even though Haley is so hard headed. Haley tended to get on my nerves though with her stubbornness.
It's obvious Bentley and his family want nothing more than help Haley any way they can. Yet, she keeps putting everybody at arms length. If I was Bentley, I wouldn't have given her that much time. You can only say I'm sorry so many times. Overall, it was a good story, not my typical read. No major surprises or crazy sex stories but a great story.
“Time to get your ass home then?” dad asked in his rough voice. “I’m thinking I’ll leave early Saturday morning.” Are you going to see Haley first before you come home?”
Dad asked with hope in his voice.
“Bentley, please don’t leave her. You will crush her.” -Charlotte, Bentley's mom.
“Two nights ago we slept together. It was perfect I mean we were under the stars and the fire was roaring…” -Bentley.
“My mom made the quilt and matching bumper pads with her and my dad’s old quilt.” “Our good luck,” she whispered
Other Books by Shawnte Borris
Just when Bentley Knight thought life was only about football and women, a Hail Mary pass comes at him, changing everything.
Forced to grow up faster than he wants, Bentley struggles with the responsibility of being a good example to his younger brother, on and off the football field, and pleasing his frustrated, demanding father. Just when he reaches his limit of complications, in walks a beautiful blond angel, endangering the delicate balance he’s finally found in his new life.
When mistakes of his past threaten to derail his future, will Bentley be man enough to win the heart of the girl he once ridiculed in high school, who just happens to be the woman of his dreams?
Review by Liz:
4 Surprising Great Stars
Only reason I gave it 4 stars because it was too short. This was an easy and light read. Two people finding each other and forgiving things from the past. I love Haley and her giant heart and care free ways. Getting over being bullied and finding herself all over again. Bentley is the jock from high school who sees what the "ugly duckling" became and kicks himself in the ass for it. It's a sweet story of two people trying to figure out what they truly want for the future with the slight cliffy. Good job
Kirsten Backhard is a highly respected senior negotiating executive who plays with some of the most powerful men in her field.
She is confident, sexy and hell on heels. She fights with a straight face, doesn’t back down easily and she has no scruples about using her ASSets to get the deal done her way.
Kirsten loves the thrill of toying with the game in a man’s world. She is in control of both her professional and personal life, until one heartbreaking night changes everything and for the first time she starts losing.
Can Kirsten negotiate the game of love as well as she does at work? Can she play a love-em and leave-em game as well as a man does?
Or did she already lose when her heart was dealt to the one man who broke it?
Contains crude language, sexual intercourse, and really bad jokes.
About The Author
Shawnté lives in central Alberta, with her husband Ricky of 10 amazing years and together they have two beautiful children. Somehow her husband has managed to trick her into running a cow/calf operation. As much as she fusses about it, she loves it.
When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities, community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on playing softball and watching hockey.
When the time comes to relax, you will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter reading on her Ipad. Wait...who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry or the bathrooms needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after this chapter.” She doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because everyday she falls in love with someone new.
Shawnté is technology challenged so you won’t find her on twitter (heaven knows she tried) or instagram – whatever this stuff is called. But she can work one hell of a facebook pagethanks for her fictitious assistant Lacy. Please go like her page and leave a review/star rating on the books she’s wrote.