Widowed rancher Cole Forrester is all about running his family's ranch and guarding his heart. The last thing he's looking for is love, but when his little sister can't make it home to handle some of her wedding details, he's forced to entertain the event planner, Melanie Simms. Melanie is everything he's not even remotely interested in: she's high-society, complicated, and high maintenance. But when he's stranded with her at his remote cabin in the Colorado mountains, he realizes he's seriously underestimated her. She's hiding something about her past from him, but despite everything, he finds himself falling for the last woman he ever expected, and the first woman to make him want to give his heart and risk everything...
This is the story of Melanie and Cole. Cole has gone through enough in the past few years that would ruin just about anyone and everyone that has gone through what he has. That is also true for Melanie. Most women that go through what she has would break and continue to be broken for a long time.
This is a story of finding that one person that is worth opening up to again. The one person that you would risk the biggest part of yourself to; your heart.
In the beginning Cole was reluctant to let Melanie in. He believed she was this rich girl that could get anything and everything she's ever wanted, she's gotten. But he soon realizes he doesn't know the real Melanie at all.
Melanie and Cole help each other heal and grow from the hurt people they once were. They are the epic love story that is a reality for many people in the world. They give meaning to second chances and that in the world there are second chances at love, if only we're open to the possibility of it.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and the journey of love. It was a fantastic read and will be looking for more books by Victoria. She is definitely an author I will continue to read for as long as she continues to write books.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!