I'm from the country and this sounded like a story about things in the country written by someone from the city who might have visited the country a few times in their teens.
This young woman had never ridden a horse in her entire life and knew nothing about horses. A very short time after she first rode one of the better trained horses, she took off riding one of the more spirited horses on a lengthy ride, alone, and in bad weather. Later, it's storming and the barn roof is leaking so these guys are on the roof in a storm repairing the roof in the middle of the night ~ the roof would be slippery when dry and dangerous when wet, not to mention it's storming with the wind blowing and the risk of being struck by lightning. I never saw what significance this had in the story line, it was as if it was filler to add a few pages to this short book. They were fixing the roof so the horses won't get wet, yet they rode the horses in the rain in another part of the book . . . horses, given a choice will often stand in the rain rather than go in a building ~ they like being outside. They board horses for a living but never seem to have over two or three and their own horses. They have two hired hands but there doesn't appear to be much, if any work for them. Why did she only meet her brother a time or two? So why is she grieving so greatly for a man she hardly knew. How is it that someone who can't cook can prepare Thanksgiving dinner that everyone raves over? He feels guilty because his partner, her brother was killed in an auto accident ~ he feels he should have taken the truck and trailer that day. Why is that his fault? The author has talent but needs to write about things she knows more about, leave out the filler and fill in the holes. This is also another one of those books where boy meets girl and they fall into bed and decide they're in love. Sexual attraction does not equal love.