Injured during the last game of the season, Jesse Turner won't admit to anybody he's afraid his career is over. After surgery and months of grueling physical therapy, he's anticipating and dreading the opening of training camp. Football has been the one constant he could depend on, and the only thing keeping his mind off his traitorous ex-wife.
After earning her Master's degree in education, Emma Worthington relocated to Dallas to teach and leave behind painful memories. What were the odds that out of six and a half million people, she'd run into her ex-husband? Wed too young, their marriage ended in an annulment before the ink had a chance to dry on the license, and they haven't spoken to each other since.
When they reconnect, a tenuous friendship grows, but that old black magic won't be denied and their feelings begin to resurface. When the lies from the past that drove them apart are finally exposed, can they find forgiveness or is it too late for a second chance at love?
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
Deep sigh...I love romance stories. Kathy Ivan has a knack for writing some really heartwarming romance tales and I am becoming a fan of hers. She does write some pretty explicit sexual scenes, so I recommend her work for those 18 and over.
Both Jesse and Emma were very well developed characters, with dreams, aspirations, buried love, and hurts. Each had walked away from a life together 8 years previously and had never found anything to come close to what they had had together.
Each wanted answers as to why they weren't enough to satisfy the other. Why their brand new marriage was forced to fail? When after eight years they meet once again by accident, the fire and the spark of their magnetism is still alive and well.
To me, this was a story of endurance and forgiveness. I enjoyed it tremendously, although I found the conflict between father and daughter somewhat weak and not as realistic as it could have been.
Overall, I rated this a 4 wink read and truly enjoyed the read.
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