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Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2nd-chance-romance, 2nd-chances-after-betrayal-type-lov, adoption, almost-tragedy, alpha-heros, alpha-male, angst, arc, arc-review, auto-reads, baby-mama-drama, betrayal, broody-possessive-hero, coming-of-age, damn-this-author-rocks, dominant, dominant-swagger, down-n-dirty, emotional, erotic, fertile, forbidden-romance, friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lov, heroine-that-you-root-for, heroine-has-child-from-previous-rel, lots-of-sexual-tension, lies, lies-and-cheating, love-healing-love, love-hate-relationship, miscommunication, new-adult, one-hero-one-heroine-no-cheaters-in, panty-melting, part-of-a-series, pregnancy, revenge, romantic-sweet-guys, rough-and-dirty-alpha, sassy-heroine, second-chances, secret-child, secrets-and-lies, single-dad, single-mother-heroine, small-town, so-complicated, so-so-good-n-yummy-read, spicy, super-steamy, told-from-dual-pov, triggers, trust-issues, twists-and-turns, very-possessive-alpha-male, past-characters-make-an-apperance

Omg! The book started on such a painful note which had me feel the pain and heartbreak for the MC. I couldn’t dare understand what that’s like but the author had me feel their pain and heartbreak. Darn her for that. I was in tears in the first few minutes of the book. A love story , a love story that is tied to a past mired in heartbreak and betrayal, love and secrets.
Shelby and Zach have such a history that time and space could not erase for the moment that they saw each other after 15 years, it’s like the years never existed and it was just yesterday when they last saw one another. No matter what happened or whom they moved on with, there is still the pull, the lure of one another. They still love each other and there is still the past and the attraction there and there is the one thing that will always keep them connected.
As the story continued and the POV for Shelby and then Zach was shown, ,my heart broke for each of them.. Mind you, I didn’t condone what Zach did but I understood –I saw where we was coming from and got where he was. He sees what he did and doesn’t fault Shelby for holding on to that pain but wants her to let it go, for both their sakes. Shelby , for the past, knows that she holds some of the blame. I hurt for them both and I so wanted them to wake up that they had that 2nd chance. Slowly but surely it started happening. When Zack showed Shelby the love he had for her, when he showed her by actions, oh my heart was warmed. He was a true alpha, and his love was true for her. And when Shelby had trouble with her ex husband, Zach was right there for her, lending support and just doing what needed to be done, which is what Shelby did when Zach had some trouble with his ex wife. And do not let me get started on their children – their children are adorable , and full of mischief.
Wide Open Spaces is a lovely, sweet and heartbreakingly touching romance read that is a 2nd chance romance that will touch you in so many ways. Shelby and Zach took that 2nd chance and were finally able to get it right after working thru the past. Its about forgiveness , letting go of the past and letting love into your life after letting the past go. Any ARR read is good for all those things and this is this and so much more. Words escape me except to say you will not go wrong by reading this and savoring the message and the love in this story.

My rating: 4.8 stars *****
**I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review***
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Reading Progress

August 24, 2016 – Started Reading
August 26, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 28, 2016 – Shelved
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: 2nd-chance-romance
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: 2nd-chances-after-betrayal-type-lov
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: adoption
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: almost-tragedy
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: alpha-heros
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: alpha-male
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: angst
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: arc
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: arc-review
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: auto-reads
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: baby-mama-drama
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: betrayal
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: broody-possessive-hero
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: damn-this-author-rocks
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: dominant
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: dominant-swagger
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: down-n-dirty
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: emotional
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: erotic
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: fertile
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: forbidden-romance
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lov
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: heroine-that-you-root-for
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: heroine-has-child-from-previous-rel
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: lots-of-sexual-tension
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: lies
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: lies-and-cheating
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: love-healing-love
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: love-hate-relationship
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: miscommunication
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: new-adult
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: one-hero-one-heroine-no-cheaters-in
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: panty-melting
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: part-of-a-series
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: pregnancy
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: revenge
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: romantic-sweet-guys
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: rough-and-dirty-alpha
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: sassy-heroine
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: second-chances
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: secret-child
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: secrets-and-lies
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: single-dad
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: single-mother-heroine
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: small-town
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: so-complicated
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: so-so-good-n-yummy-read
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: spicy
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: super-steamy
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: told-from-dual-pov
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: triggers
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: twists-and-turns
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: trust-issues
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: very-possessive-alpha-male
August 28, 2016 – Shelved as: past-characters-make-an-apperance
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