The spark is still there… and brighter than ever
Cowgirl Sage Highwater had some tough times growing up: she was the only girl in a family of five, and the youngest to boot. She lost her amazing father and her closest sibling on the same day. And two years later, the boy she loved down to her soul left her behind without a word.
Growing up, Scott Parrish had been the talk of Last Stand, Texas, and never in a good way. At odds with his family, he’d constantly courted trouble. No one seemed to care or understand him, except Sage. At seventeen he’d been given a chance to make something of his life. He’d seized it, but at the expense of leaving the girl he loved. Ten years later he’s back, but not to stay.
Are a few days enough for even a determined cowgirl to convince the bad boy-turned-hero to finally give their love a chance in the hometown he’s hated for years?
This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of series set in a fictional town). For a look at the other series in the Last Stand connecting series please visit our Last Stand, Texas page.
Title: Lone Star Reunion
Series: Texas Justice #4
Author: Justine Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Modern Western Romance
Published: February 27, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I have connected with and completely enjoyed every single story in the Texas Justice series. The Highwater family is an amazing group of brothers and a sister with one brother missing for years. The previous stories as to how Sage’s brothers have found their true, everlasting love will be reread often in my reading future, I’m certain. Yet Lone Star Reunion takes us up to yet another level of emotions, reactions, and a deep abiding love that nothing, not even themselves can dim – it’s just going to take some trust and some risks before that love finds a forever home.
My heart broke for Scott, simply broke. No child, no person should ever have to live through the childhood that he experienced. And to say that I loathe his family would be an understatement. Still, to say too much right now would lead to spoilers that I will not do as you really need to experience this emotional story firsthand. I will say that I loved the man Scott became, that when the chance came to turn his life around he grabbed it with both hands even though it hurt unbelievably. Now he’s home in Last Stand, a place that he’s had a love/hate relationship with for years, for it was here that he fell in love with Sage, and it was here that he broke her heart by leaving without warning. One quick trip home is all he will allow himself this time, a quick good-bye, a fast thank you and then he’s gone again… or that was the plan, right up until Sage and a second chance to get their love right this time if he could make himself stay – for her.
I absolutely adored Sage and Scott individually and definitely together. Kane’s is probably the only story that might come close in how I feel about Lone Stare Reunion, mainly because we’ve been waiting for this lost brother to be found for so long now. I would highly recommend this story and this series to any reader who loves a good, solid romance that will bring out all the emotions possible, an intriguing plot, interesting secondary characters, catching up with the couples from the previous books, and a couple who have gone through the fire and will finally discover that love can overcome anything even if you have to wait for the right time.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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