A sexy small town romance from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans
This ride is going to last a lot longer than eight seconds...
Female professional bull rider, Reece Hearst, graduated from the school of hard knocks. With honors. Because life is like bull riding--when it sends you to the dirt, you do whatever it takes to get on your feet, even if you have to crawl. Like when officials stripped her of her rodeo queen title on the basis of vicious gossip years ago and not even her father would believe her side of the story. Reece could have stayed in the dust, wallowing. Instead, she fixed Lonesome Point in her rearview, joined the pro circuit, and never looked back. But now a serious injury threatens to end her career and she's back in Lonesome Point, living next door to the family that once made her life a living hell.
After multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and his father's death, all Grayson Parker wants is to get his family's cattle business back in the black and live a quiet life. But the return of Reece Hearst opens old wounds, throwing his ordered world into chaos. Grayson was serving overseas when Reece was a teenager and can't believe the girl he once knew has grown into a heartbreaker as hardened as she is beautiful.
Grayson finds a kindred spirit in wounded Reece and soon longs to be the man to show her that there is life after pain and loss. But can two people as damaged as Reece and Grayson find their way to happily ever after? Or will the scars on their hearts forever keep them apart?
*** I received ARC for an honest review. Thank you ***
I received a copy of Glitter and Grit by Jessie Evans. This is my first book by her and I was not disappointed!
Reece is a champion bull rider. She has left her hometown after she was hurt mentally, physically and emotionally. She never wanted to return home after everything that she had gone through, however being sidelined because of an injury she has no other choice. Reece is strong and very independent. She draws up walls though not wanting to be hurt more than she already has.
Grayson is an army hottie, a true protector at heart. He always wanted to make things right. Even though Reece tries pushing him away, he continues trying to be in her life. He tries to break down those walls. He has his own little walls that he keeps up, not wanting anyone to break them down. He doesn’t care about the past, all he cares about is making Reece feel comfortable.
Throughout the story, you see both of them slowly break the walls that they had built up down. They each slowly make their way into each other’s lives and prove that no matter the past, no matter the history someone can be there to hold you up. They use sarcastic and witty remarks to make each other laugh. They show the other that they can be handful, but it doesn’t bother them.
This book was sexy, witty, humorous, and at times suspenseful. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but I highly recommend this one. Reece was a great, bad-ass female lead and Grayson made an awesome book boyfriend, proving that alphas can be really hot!