Author: S.E. Hall
Genre: Contemporary Romance
You can put up a front… but destiny already has your back
After eight years, Henley Calvert is headed home. Back to the family farm and small town she left behind, never to be thought of again.
Too much regret and shame to bear.
But she’s the only one left to see to her family’s legacy, so she must return to Ashfall and face all the ghosts that haunt her.
Gatlin Holt, the family farmhand, awaits her arrival, and lends a hand—in more ways than one. He reacquaints Henley with the lay of the land while helping her heal her soul with a new outlook on life.
Yet every time she thinks some peace may be within reach, Henley hits another roadblock. The biggest of which is Keaton Cash—her childhood nemesis who owns the farm next door.
And no, it’s not a love triangle. That’s impossible when Henley’s heart is closed, incapable of love.
S.E. Hall delivers a swoon worthy romance with Unstable.
This story appears to be a love triangle but it is anything but.
We meet Henley Gene Calvart, Gaitlyn and Keaton in this book. Automatically you think love triangle but really this is a beautiful story of loss, love, friendship, and discovery.
Keaton Cash is an alpha with the sweetest heart and his devotion to Henley is one that romance movies are made of. There is one line in particular that sticks out to me.
“As your man.” He holds up a finger. “Don’t argue. As your man, I drive. I pay for our meals. I carry heavy shit. I do any and all mechanical stuff including but not limited to, oil changes, flat tires, gas fill-ups and fixing or having fixed anything you break. If you cook, I clean. If there’s a knock on the door late at night, I answer it. If someone makes you cry, I pay them a visit. Jars, I open them. You want a fire, I build it. And babies, I get up every other time and bring them to you in bed if they’re hungry. I very well may add to this list too, so be ready. I can write it down if you want me to.”
How can you not read that and think OH EM GEE this man is ridiculously hot.
Gaitlyn is the farm hand that is always there for you when you need a friend and appears to be not so bad to look at either. He always knew the right thing to say to Henley and was just such a strong support system for her.
I found myself so captivated by this story, I shed tears as Henley comes to terms with the losses she has had to endure throughout her life. I swooned and found myself loving Keaton Cash and I wanted Gailtyn as a friend.
The ending of this book will blow you away and having you appreciating it so much more I mean WOW WOW WOW. I didn’t see it coming and when it did I gasped out loud and thought oh em gee BRILLIANT JUST BRILLIANT!!!
The writing in this book is just fantastic. One of the best books I’ve read ever.
I have already read this book multiple times and this is one book that definitely belongs on your bookshelf.
“No, Keaton. I was bored and thought I’d come play ‘tag’ with ‘em for a little while.”
“Then you’re doing a helluva job, ‘cause they’re fixin’ to tag ya back.”
What’s he blathering about now? I turn and look…but refuse to sigh or show any sign of defeat…that some of the cows, are in fact, wandering back into the field I just shooed them out of.
Really? I seem to remember—open the gate to where the food is—they’ll go. So why they’re not cooperating now, in what has to be the first time since Noah let two of them on the Arc, has to be some weird conspiracy just to embarrass me in front of Keaton.
“Let me help you,” he says too kindly, moving to do so before I can refuse.
He uses his hat to swipe at the few remaining anarchist cows, sending them on their way. And Lord knows why, but I take a moment to peruse him…see just exactly how he turned out, physically anyway.
Hair still as black as the Stetson in his hand, jeans still as tight as he’s always played his cards to his chest. Every movement precise and purposeful, nothing wasted, just like he’s always been: good at everything.
Except recognizing value in the most valuable.
Back in the day, he’d been the boy to watch. A football star, a rodeo champ…and watch them they did—every girl in town.
S.E. Hall, lover of all things anticipation and romance, is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice, Endure and companion novellas Baby Mama Drama and Guide for Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by character Sawyer Beckett. S.E. also wrote the stand-alone Finally Found novels Pretty Instinct and Pretty Remedy. Her co-written works include The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled 1&2, One Naughty Night and full-length, standalone novels Matched and Filthy Foreign Exchange with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense, written with Erin Noelle.
S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found “enthusiastically cheering” on one of her girls’ softball games.
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