Delphi Brent is a self assured young woman who has the opportunity to travel to Colorado for the summer before starting a job in Maine. However, her parents are not keen on this idea because of an accident nine years previously that left Delphi with a large scar on her leg and the death of a son of long time friends, Robert & Annie Laughlin. What no one knows is who was driving the car and what really happened….or at least they are not saying. What Delphi doesn’t expect is to fall in love with one of the Laughlin boys and for her world to turn upside down and will the secrets cause her to lose out on a chance of love and happily ever after.
I read this book in about 3 days (at night) and could not put it down. I really enjoyed the wit of Delphi and her reactions to Noreen, the fiancee of Bobby Laughlin, who thinks that Delphi is there to make good on a crush from 11 years ago when she was 15. I liked how she stood up for herself and didn’t let anyone get her down. However, in the same respect, Delphi didn’t give others a chance to break down the walls around her heart. That is until several people mentioned to her that Tam Laughlin looks at her like there is no one else in the world. The power of suggestion! Despite her reservations, she finds herself enjoying Tam’s company and getting closer to him until it finally ends in a kiss…but what a kiss!
Delphi also makes friends with Dave the vet, who has a secret of his own that surprisingly no one else figures out.
And then there is Bobby, the oldest brother who is engaged to Noreen and is it really for love or to join their ranches? And is his heavy drinking masking anything else?
This was a very enjoyable read and I highly recommend it!