The first thing I have to say is that I love heroes who have rough edges that need smoothing... by none other than the heroine, of course. Clint is one of those heroes! He's a rough and tumble cowboy whose heart has hardened. Annie is just the woman to give him what he needs so that he can heal and love again. Right from the beginning, I wanted these two to end up with a happy forever future.
The children in the story, Max and Debbie, add a realism and a very touching aspect to the story. I couldn't help but love them.
This is a wonderful, slightly spicy romance that I thoroughly enjoyed.
~reviewed by author, DonnaFasano
From the Back Cover
Anne Pichette is an eighteen-year-old exchange student whogoes to live in Texas for a year. Rose Walsh, her host mother, treats her likea daughter and Anne believes her life is perfect. Rose's teasing, devilishlyhandsome son, Clint, on whom Anne develops a crush, has a lot to do with thisbelief. One night, Anne shares her tender passion with Clint, but sadly, he'stoo inebriated to remember. A week later, she returns to Paris devastated--andpregnant. Anne fully intends to tell him about her condition except her plansare deterred due to a letter arriving announcing his impending marriage to apregnant woman he loves. Eight years later, Rose appears in Paris to beg Anneto come back to Texas to help her through her final days of cancer. Unable torefuse her dear old friend, Anne accepts. Now she'll have to divulge that herboy, Max, is Clint's son.
Clint Walsh might be hardened and embittered but he knows hehas a good reason for acting this way. After all, his wife, the slutty woman hebelieved was his true love, leaves him with their daughter and never looksback. So how's a man supposed to handle that kind of treachery? Especiallyafter they'd shared one beautiful night of lovemaking he's never been able toforget. Or, due to his state of intoxication--clearly remember.