Title: Sunrise Canyon
In the heart of Arizona’s Sonora Desert, a little girl in need of her father, a woman in need of forgiveness, and a war hero in need of love come together to create a family...
Before he left for Afghanistan, Jake O’Reilly had everything—a beautiful wife, a baby on the way, a wonderful life. Three years later, his wife is dead and he is so haunted by his memories of war that he can’t bring himself to go home. But when his wife’s grandfather tracks him down and persuades him to come work on his ranch, where Jake’s daughter is living, he agrees—even though he is reluctant to expose his little girl to the man he’s become.
At Flying Cloud Ranch, his daughter doesn’t recognize the brooding stranger he’s become. But the beauty of the ranch and the immediate connection Jake feels with his wife’s cousin Kira slowly begins to heal his wounds. Though he doesn’t want any complications, he finds himself impossibly drawn to the tough woman who runs a horse therapy program for troubled teens. And as they each begin to imagine a new future, they discover that happily ever after is always within reach—if only you are willing to open your heart . . .
Author: Janet Dailey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Christmas in Cowboy Country
Series: The New American Series
Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: Feburary 28, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romance
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A veteran that has lost his way and a therapist who specializes in children and horses need to work together to help each other heal. In order to do that they must let go of their pride and begin to trust someone else. They have many trials that lay ahead but together they can fight away their demons and find love.
Upon reading the blurb this sounded like a book I would really enjoy. I love contemporary romances that has a wounded hero who only needs love. It seemed to go well until Jake comes into the picture. I understand that all veterans go through different problems but Jake did not want to get better at all. Then there is Kira. She was supposed to be great with horses and with young adults but she was always second guessing and walking away from the real problem.
I ended up skimming through most of the book and still understood most of it and the plot. I liked it for the most part but it seemed to drag on as well as two pieces of a puzzle trying to fit. The whole book Jake complained about Kira, her chosen profession, the ranch, and Kira’s ways yet the next moment he is in love. And vice versa with Kira and how she felt about his ways.
Overall, I think it was an okay book with not a lot of heat and slow story. Too much drama for my taste and I love drama!!
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for a honest review.