Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.
When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.
Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?
I’ve loved every book that Becky Wade has written. A Love Like Ours lived up to the precedent set by the previous novels and was a very enjoyable read.
A Love Like Ours follows Jake Porter, the third child in the Porter family (a sister, Dru, rounds out the four siblings – I can’t wait to read her story!) as he trains racehorses at Whispering Creek Ranch. After surviving an IED in the Middle East, Jake built a solid wall around him, not letting anyone get too close – even family at times. But Jake’s life is about to get shaken up a bit. Enter Lyndie Porter, the tenacious and spunky girl he used to be close friends with in childhood. And she’s determined to help him – help him live again.
A Love Like Ours is a fresh romance, not confined to just Jake and Lyndie’s story, but also a few other relationships amongst Lyndie’s friends. It never failed to entertain, and actually caused me a moment of gross disappointment when I realized that I had forgotten to pack the novel (which had just a few chapters left!) before leaving on a trip. Needless to say, it was one of the first things I went to when I arrived back home!
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