So, this book is about a southern girl who is being stalked by her money/property hungry ex who cheated on her. It's also about the new man in her life living in the room across from hers, Jesse. Rebecca has had it hard, her parents died when she was 15 and she blamed herself. Her brother has decided to leave to pursue his dreams leaving extra work around the ranch, which Jesse picks up after an accident. Jesse and Rebecca are instantly attracted to each other from the second he kicked her ex boyfriend's (steven) ass for harassing Rebecca. Rebecca takes Jesse in after he has an accident and well the attraction grows.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was funny, country, and a good read. I loved all the characters and I liked the plotline. I didn't realize that this was a second book in the series until after I read this book and went to goodreads to rate it. I couldn't even tell that their was a book before it, but I guess that's because the first book was about a different sibling. I plan on reading the first book, eventually.
Rebecca is a funny, strong-willed yet vulnerable piece of work. I instantly like her from the beginning, though it took me a couple of pages to get interested in the book. The minute that Jesse swooped in I was hooked. Jesse is that tall, dark, stranger that you'll find in any good romance book. After Rebecca's little brother takes his job because he had an accident I expected him to be angry at him but he wasn't. He simply decided to close himself off from everyone else and bid his time until he could get his spot back.
Rebecca has other things in mind. She's determined to break through Jesse's shell and he finds himself telling her things he's never told anyone else. Jesse finds Rebecca refreshing since she isn't worried, repulsed, or afraid of the scar marking his face. He's attracted to her, but she's the little sister of two of his friends, plus he knows that he's just going to end up leaving like he always does. As he sees that Rebecca is more than a tough girl he begins to fall harder, she's sweet and caring. She takes care of animals like she would a human.
Temptation strikes and when Rebecca sees further into Jesse's pass they let all the barriers fall. Rebecca and Jesse both know Jesse's going to leave and they shouldn't get attached, they should just have sex and try not to get too personal. Of course that never works and they find themselves both in love. When Jesse realizes he's in love with Rebecca and viceversa he leaves. They're both heartbroken and try to get the other out of their head, because they're over and there's nothing that can fix that. Right?
BIG SPOILER I was so upset when I found out that Rebecca's brother in law was killed at war, an IED killed him. Luckily, Jesse came back for the funeral, but he knew he wouldn't be able to walk away twice....more
**spoiler alert** So let me start by telling you why I rekindled with this trilogy.
Back in middle school I was addicted to Lurlene McDaniel books, it**spoiler alert** So let me start by telling you why I rekindled with this trilogy.
Back in middle school I was addicted to Lurlene McDaniel books, it made me see things differently. Her books didn't always ha happy endings. She told a truthful story. I read the first book of this trilogy and it left me with a smile on my face. I didn't get a chance to finish the second and first. So right now I'm attempting to read as many books as I can over break since I won't have a chance when school starts up. So I thought why not read something short and inspirational. So I downloaded the first one, I read it, I smiled. I read the second one, I cried.
So here we are on the third book. Rebekah's dead, Neil has cancer, and Leah and Ethan are being pushed further apart because of their worlds. It's obvious the two are in love but an Amish, and an English together? Not happening. The love Leah and Ethan shared for each other was something only most dream of. Leah grows closer to Neil, and he grows iller. She begins to learn about her father, while Ethan tracks down his brother Eli.
When Neil goes to the hospital for the last time all things begin to go downhill. Leah and Ethan's relationship is strained, she's worried about her cancer returning, and her mom is an emotional wreck. While in the hospital Neil talks to Leah and I start crying like a baby, because his death is near. When Neil dies! I cry more! Aleah cries more, really I think everyone is crying at this point. Yea, so then Ethan decides he must go back to his Amish family, where he belongs, and the dams break and everyone is crying once again. Leah takes Ethan home and even though he promises he will never love anyone more than her, their relationship is over.
Leah realizes the only person she needs is her mother, and all that crap.
But yea, the point is this book is wonderful and has even brought a heartless person like me to tears....more