by Sara Richardson.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Abuse.
Publication: March 29th 2016 by Forever.
STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . . .
Ruby is my kind of hero. She learns to overcome her fears. And she has a lot of them.
She has some secrets that she didn’t want to share. She lived in foster care when her mom got put in jail. She had a man who would beat her and she lived in fear until one day she got out.
When she runs she finds herself on the Walker Ranch. She works hard. She made some girl friends. But she finds an attraction to a man and doesn’t know what to do about it. She can’t let people get too close. She doesn’t want her past to catch up.
Sawyer is a cop. He is a good man who just went through a divorce with a cheating wife. He is trying to run away too. From seeing his ex wife and his own secrets. He is moving four hours away in a month. In the meantime, he is helping out his cousin’s ranch where Ruby is.
The more they see each other, the more they can’t resist their attraction. But Ruby goes hot and cold. She just can’t seem to know how to move on, she doesn’t believe she can. “He” is going to find her and kill her.
But slowly, Ruby starts to come alive. Sawyer’s not sure if he wants to move away anymore. But the two have a lot of talking to do if they are to ever become a couple.
The story is cute. I liked the families. I like how they all help each other out. I want to read the other’s stories too. The ending was different then most stories of overcoming abuse.