Now that his rodeo career is over, Kade Danning has nowhere else to crawl but back home He wishes he could just keep his head down, fix up his father s abandoned ranch and then sell it so he can afford to spend time with his daughter Move back, then move on quickly Unfortunately, after ten long years he can t avoid Libby HaleKade has loved Libby all his life and he d give his championship titles never to have hurt her But he did And convincing her to forgive him is the hardest challenge he s ever faced in or out of the arena Basic plot H h are childhood sweethearts, h goes off to college ,their relationship is strained and H has a one night stand ONS girl gets preggo, H dumps h and marries other girl Cut to 10 years later, H is back in town, jobless, penniless,divorced and living in a horse trailer Unlike other reviewers, I really didn t have a problem with the H cheating view spoiler When you ask someone to marry you and they say I don t know, I needtime That s a serious emotional blow I though Basic plot H h are childhood sweethearts, h goes off to college ,their relationship is strained and H has a one night stand ONS girl gets preggo, H dumps h and marries other girl Cut to 10 years later, H is back in town, jobless, penniless,divorced and living in a horse trailer Unlike other reviewers, I really didn t have a problem with the H cheating view spoiler When you ask someone to marry you and they say I don t know, I needtime That s a serious emotional blow I thought the H saying it felt like the h was pulling away was believable, especially since the h was emotionally distant the whole book hide spoiler What didn t work for me, and why I gave it only two stars is I found it really boring There were a LOT of pages taken up with horses, old horses, wild horses, horse politics I think you get the idea but there weren t many scenes where the H h actually interact For a book about a cheating H who comes home to reconcile, I expected a lotemotional angst and sexual tension Alas what I got was a book about horses, with a dabble of romance on the side This book needed to take out about 98% of the snooze fest content around The Ecology of Wild Horses and their Environmental Impact, and the too many scenes set in a government office wherein the heroine is snooty about her incompetent boss That s a little too much reality in a genre that s all about fantasy And, seriously, the hero and heroine probably only spend about 35% of the book in each other s company hence, why some of that pasture biomass and population growth jargon should serious This book needed to take out about 98% of the snooze fest content around The Ecology of Wild Horses and their Environmental Impact, and the too many scenes set in a government office wherein the heroine is snooty about her incompetent boss That s a little too much reality in a genre that s all about fantasy And, seriously, the hero and heroine probably only spend about 35% of the book in each other s company hence, why some of that pasture biomass and population growth jargon should seriously go , which on the one hand is understandable because they re both boring and awful but might want to be reconsidered in a romance book Yeesh hero is a loser and cheater heroine deserve better This could have been a really good non HQn book Loved the hero, hated the heroine Enjoyed the parts involving him sorting out relationship with daughter and her mother Would have been fine having a buddy pal of the cowboy in the heroine s role Or at least not a snippy bitch who got no sympathy from me.The horse mustang biomass part of the story interested me and I could have readof that and simply dropped the non romance between the two leads. Okay, maybe I read a different book This book, I enjoyed The H and h were long time friends and lovers The H wanted marriage and his proposal was rejected by the h who wantedtime She intended for them to postpone marriage he thought he had been dumped One night stand equals pregnancy equals doing the right thing marriage for child s sake There were really no bad guys among the main characters The only negative ones were the wanna be boss of the h and the super rich guy rancher T Okay, maybe I read a different book This book, I enjoyed The H and h were long time friends and lovers The H wanted marriage and his proposal was rejected by the h who wantedtime She intended for them to postpone marriage he thought he had been dumped One night stand equals pregnancy equals doing the right thing marriage for child s sake There were really no bad guys among the main characters The only negative ones were the wanna be boss of the h and the super rich guy rancher The H did not cheat, he thought he had been dumped Both the H and h had had horrible childhoods and were greatly influenced by fear The ex wife was not a bad person and, in fact, saved both the H and h from legal troubles I enjoyed how both main characters grew and adulted Even the ex wife knew how the H felt about the h When communications finally happened, they got the HEA they were seeking This was not a goodreads book However, this was an excellent story Its about a cowboy named Kade, who is in love with a young girl named Libby, but they are too young to make a commitment to each other He doesn t have a very good family life, so he leaves and becomes a big rodeo star He gets married and has a child, all the while still being in love with Libby, his young love The marriage doesn t work and he falls into a streak of bad luck and has to return to his hometown He comes back an This was not a goodreads book However, this was an excellent story Its about a cowboy named Kade, who is in love with a young girl named Libby, but they are too young to make a commitment to each other He doesn t have a very good family life, so he leaves and becomes a big rodeo star He gets married and has a child, all the while still being in love with Libby, his young love The marriage doesn t work and he falls into a streak of bad luck and has to return to his hometown He comes back and tries to fix up is his father s old ranch to sell so he can move closer to his young daughter He discovers that Libby has never married and he tries to get her to forgive him for the things he has done as he still loves her and he s sure he loves him He wants nothingthan to make her his wife and to find his old mustang that he had as a child and had left go to run wild When he does find him that too causes a lot of problems This is an excellent book to read if you love the west and horses and romance Definitely a book I would read again After his career and finances torpedo, and his abusive father dies, a former rodeo star comes back to his hometown to face his past his father s property, his daughter, the horse he released to the wild, and the woman he s always loved who is now a wild horse conservationist This one was another really good one if you like horsey contemporary western romance that also involves work life conflict and I apparently do. The premise of the book was promising I love the second chance reunion plot and I was looking forward to seeing how the H worked to redeem himself and earn the h s forgiveness Spoiler alerthe doesn t The main characters barely interact with each other, instead we read pages upon pages of mind numbing information about horses and office politics The hero has the gall to blame the heroine for being angry about the fact that he cheated on her I really felt very little remorse from him and t The premise of the book was promising I love the second chance reunion plot and I was looking forward to seeing how the H worked to redeem himself and earn the h s forgiveness Spoiler alerthe doesn t The main characters barely interact with each other, instead we read pages upon pages of mind numbing information about horses and office politics The hero has the gall to blame the heroine for being angry about the fact that he cheated on her I really felt very little remorse from him and their romance just ended up being completely unbelievable PS I m really sick of authors including a scene in the final pages in which the OW tells the h how to react to the H s betrayalhow about minding your own business perhaps I loved the story line and characters of this book It was definitely original and very interesting.