Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake's childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion's reluctance to run.

Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake's will, Lyndie's sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he's built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he'd thought he'd lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?

A Love Like Ours is the third novel in Becky Wade's Porter Family series, and it involves Jake Porter and his childhood best friend Lyndi James. I really enjoyed this novel; its plot line was intriguing and filled with mystery, romance, and humor. Jake Porter is definitely one of my favorite of the Porter brothers, partly because of the vulnerability and hurt he hides behind an impenetrable wall. He refuses to trust in God again, nor to let his guard down around his family or his closest friends. I really enjoyed watching Jake's heart change and seeing how Lyndie and he reconnected and grew as characters throughout the novel. Overall, I heartily liked the characters, the storyline, and the character growth, and I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who likes a good Western style romance.

I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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