He’s always been her weakness…
Injured and discharged, Marine Levi Haywood has returned to his family’s ranch to heal and start a new life. After all, once a cowboy, always a cowboy. The only problem? Life at the ranch has moved on since he joined the service, and suddenly his role in the family business is much less clear. And things get a lot more confusing when the woman he left behind returns home.
Carrie Lynn Waite has never known a time when she didn’t love Levi. They were childhood sweethearts, but because of her health, she was forced to move to the city, away from the ranching life. Now Carrie’s come home only to learn her family’s ranch is in trouble and Levi is back, along with an undeniable attraction she can’t resist. But some things never change, forcing Carrie to choose the future laid out before her…or the cowboy she could never resist.
Having read the previous two books of the Paint River Ranch series and some other books by Elizabeth Otto I was looking forward to this book.
I can’t say that I was disappointed, I really enjoyed this book. The story and its characters.
In this third book we finally get to meet and to get to know better Levi. Like his brothers he is very charming and a cowboy through and through, on top of that he is a Marine. What more can we ask for?
He is stubborn and meets his match with Carrie. He also is still dealing with his war injuries, mentally and physical. But that won’t stop him to help out on the ranch and take on another major project to safe Carrie’s family ranch.
And we meet Carrie and sweet but stubborn girl, who suffers from a hard to manage diabetes that can change her life even more.
Levi and Carrie used to be a couple but him leaving for the Marines and other things they ended it, but they never stopped loving each other. They were always thinking about the other, but both to stubborn to let them know. After so long other things got in the way and they didn’t want to be a burden to each other. Now, even more than before, with both dealing with their own health issues.
I really enjoyed the story, while everything was pretty predictable it was still a great , fun read. We even get to hear from some of the other Haywood’s which was nice to see how they have been and what they are up to.
While I loved the book and the character I must say that I didn’t like it as much as the other two books in the series. I thought that Levi and Carrie seemed a bit flat compared to the other couple we met.But it still was a very enjoyable read.
I rate this book 3 ½ ★