Wild: A Small Town Romance (Love in Lone Star Book 2) by Ashley Bostock
Ever since my divorce became final, I decided to start putting myself first. The problem is when I think of putting myself first, I think of my son’s biological father, Thatcher Patterson. The man that wanted nothing to do with me when he found out I was pregnant.
When he left me, he took my heart with him and I’ve never gotten it back.
Suddenly my son and I are forced to live with Thatcher indefinitely and it’s difficult to remember all the reasons why I don’t trust him. The way he looks at me, the way he is with our son and the way he makes me feel are all the reasons I’m running toward him instead of away from him.
But if I run toward him, how long will it take for him to up and run the other way from us, much like he did before?
I’ve never stopped loving Abigail Murphy or wishing I could be the perfect dad to my son. So, when a stipulation in my late grandfather’s will states that I must have an heir to claim my inheritance, it’s the push I need to get them in my life.
Because I need them as much as I need that money. With my business in the red, I have no other option. As the deadline creeps closer, I never counted on the guilt I would feel at trying to get a two for one deal. When the two of them move in with me, I’m reminded of all the wonderful things this woman has to offer and all the emotions she makes me feel.
She makes me feel worthy. Wanted. Loved. She makes me feel like I could be the man she needs and just maybe I could be the father my son deserves – the father I’ve been so afraid to be.
Julie's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A lovely small town, second chance romance. Thatcher and Abigail, sweethearts from years earlier, with what they think is a hidden secret, are thrown together again at a time when Abby's life changes.
Pretty much all within a week, she goes from married with a child and existing, to finding herself divorced, and living with her old boyfriend, and living with him after events at her house cause her to totally re-think her current situation.
I liked how the other characters all contributed to this book, from Abby's mum, to Cal & Ryan, Thatcher's friends, and also Thatcher's Granddaddy from his heavenly place. They all play an equal part in assisting Thatcher and Abby to move along with their friend/relationship. Their feelings for each other never did dissipate, even though Abby married Thatcher's best friend, because Thatcher did not think he was worthy of her.
All because Thatcher's dad, who was not a very nice person, caused Thatcher to doubt himself. It was really lovely to see Thatch coming to the realisation that he is definitely not like him. Really enjoyed seeing Thatcher and Abby's love grow from strength to strength. They both had a lot of living to do, and becoming reacquainted was part of that. Thatcher was absolutely great with Thayer, their son, although he was convinced he would be a terrible father like his dad.
Wowzers, their sexy time had me grabbing a fan, a time or two!
This book can be read as a complete standalone, even though it's a part of the 'Love in Lone Star' series and, whilst there is mention of characters from the first book, Wet, it certainly does not need to be read in order. There is no cliffhanger and we get a HEA.
Here is my honest review in exchange for receiving an ARC of Wild.