I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Let It Ride by Vivian Arend
Published by NLA Digital LLC on 2015-05-19
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Western
Source: the Author
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He’s her rock in the midst of the storm
When Maggie Ward’s world is torn apart by sudden tragedy, the only thing that makes her days bearable is Clay Thompson’s unwavering presence. He’s protective, caring, and everything she could ask for in a friend. But when she finds herself longing for more than friendship, it will take a little seduction to convince the stubborn mechanic she’s ready to start living again.
She’s his heart, whether he knows it or not
Clay Thompson’s got the taking-care-of-others business down pat, only he’s never faced this particular challenge before—the one woman he’s always wanted is unexpectedly his to care for. Suddenly it's not just responsibility driving him, but a wild desire to make Maggie truly his. But following his heart might mean sacrificing the family he’s held together for years.
Tissue Warning on this one!!!
I have to say you will need them at the beginning and again as things come to a head but… this story is so worth the pain. There is something about the pair and how they truly do find a match in one another which honestly is true to what some people experience in their lives. While the beginning was a bit brutal the love that they share made up for the pain.
Maggie has had everything collapse around her but the one thing she counts on is her friendship with Clay. She’s strong and definitely hurting but I loved her dedication to living life and not hiding from everything that has happened. You’ll love her willingness to admit when she needs help but also love that she doesn’t always need it. She is strong and she’ll need to be in order to prove to everyone that she’s the best match for a strong man. While not everyone will approve of their relationship I think that it was perfect and quite honestly where she needed to be. Her willingness to open her heart back up to a man who meant so much to her and her past was wonderful to see but also to see that she truly saw him as his own person made me happiest. She isn’t trying to replace what she had but is reaching for life again where she’s happy and whole.
Clay was amazing. He’s so strong and caring that you’ll adore him as he struggles with doing what he thinks is right and taking what he wants. Once he makes his mind up well…. actually hmmmmmm Maggie made it damn hard for him to stay “honorable” which is what he needed in order to be hers. He’s also very family driven and what happens in this story made me mad for him and had my heart break a bit. This moment doesn’t diminish the story in any way but makes it very clear what he wants and needs. I enjoyed seeing his care and concern for Maggie with regards to sentiment in town but honestly she’s strong enough and to see her call him on his ways made me smile. I also enjoyed that the one thing that could’ve kept them apart is what made them strong enough to reach for what was in front of them.
You get two strong people who have been brought to their knees by tragedy but where they end up is a beautiful place with a bit of trouble along the way… I loved this story and can’t wait for more….