Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father’s homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe–until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.
Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family’s cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch–and Rafe’s controlling ways–as soon as they were able. He’s haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property, a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him, he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn’t expect to find a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels–or to be forced to kiss her!
Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he’s ever known, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens his chance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love that could heal
What a fun read! The characters are strong and promising, and I was not disappointed when I finished the book.
I’m not very interested in fossils and caves, I’m actually a bit claustrofobic, but to read about it is ok. First it’s a bit of a mystery where Rafe’s fear for the cave comes from, but I found that out pretty fast. It’s also quite an easy guess who the hairy guy down in the cave is.
So no very big surprises in this book, but as always, Mary Connealy is throwing me a party with her writing. Her choosing of words and the expressions she wrote are very humorous and always cause a good laugh.
Thanks Mary, for this fun and great love story!