Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Goodreads & Netgalley
Goodreads: Two people get a second chance at love in this heartwarming story by author Nancy Naigle, The Wedding Ranch…
When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.
Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew—whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination—keeps him from getting lonely.
When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper.
But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.
Ope’s Opinion: This book was a mixed blessing for me. It was God centered, sweet and had a great story line. I enjoyed the characters, the dog and the setting. I liked the pace of the relationship, but the overall pace of the book was slow.
It took me a long time to get into the story and connected to the characters. I did eventually get into it. There were a lot of conversations that seemed to have no meaning to them and didn’t move the story along. I also felt like story meandered at times – lost my attention.
With all that said, I would read another Nancy Naigle. I like her clean stories.