This is a great, romantic and touching story. Heartbreaking at times, but guaranteed to warm your heart and fill it with all kinds of emotions.
The story hooked me from the very first pages, and the Australian setting intrigued me (having read mainly books set in the US or Canada recently, Australia was something new I was looking forward to discover). I immediately bonded with Lea and Molly, and I obviously got very curious to know more about Reilly, the handsome Australian rodeo champion.
I truly enjoyed every part of the book, from the descriptions to the dialogues, from the plot to the writing.
I can't deny that at times I wanted to strangle both Lea and Reilly because of their stubbornness and their stupid pride, but I couldn't help loving them both. They were very believable characters, with their own flaws and their own fears, but they were strong, independent and passionate. And the chemistry between them was almost tangible, even though there are absolutely no sex scenes in this book - apart from a couple of hot kisses, but that's it. The chemistry was amazing; the way they both still held onto the memories of their night/day together five years before, and how they still remembered every detail and every feeling, was so romantic I couldn't help swooning and sighing. I looked for the happy ending all through the book, but I'm glad Lea and Reilly had to earn it first, that it didn't just happen easily. I would've liked the epilogue to be a little longer, to tell us more about what happened next but nevertheless I liked it because I got my happy ending.
This is a beautiful story every romance reader and HEA lover should read.
I will definitely read more books by this author.