STORY: For as long as he can remember, Rawley Cooper has loved Faith Leigh. But the cruelty of his childhood haunts him and he knows he’s undeserving of Faith. When she comes to him on the night of her nineteenth birthday, they both give into temptation. But the searing kiss reaffirms what he’s always known: he can’t have a lifetime of her in his arms. To protect his heart, he packs his things and heads west.
Faith has always adored the boy her parents took in and raised. But she’s not certain she can ever forgive him for riding out of her life just when she needed him the most. When an urgent telegram forces him to return six years later, Rawley discovers Faith is now a woman to be reckoned with.
As old feelings are stirred back to life and new passions take hold, they both must confront secrets from their past or risk losing a legacy of love.
REVIEW: I read the trilogy before this bonus novella and was definitely looking forward to Rawley Cooper’s story. At first, I found it a little odd that Dallas’ boy’s love was his…sister. I though it would at least be his cousin “Brat.” Of course, Faith Leigh is not actually a blood relation to Rawley at all. They just grew up in the same household and both called Cordelia Leigh “Ma”.
Then, I was frustrated that Rawley left town to avoid Faith for years. However, Heath does a great job of bringing it all together. Rawley and Faith had to each grow up and experience life separately. When they are brought back together as mature adults, they fit perfectly. For anyone who read and enjoyed the previous stories, I highly recommend reading this novella. It was a perfect ending to the emotional and tear-wrenching series.
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