After her mother's tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family's Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it's finally her time to fly.Read more...
After her mother's tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family's Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it's finally her time to fly. Her sights are on New York City, and nothing will stop her--not even an old flame with gorgeous green eyes.
Celebrity photographer Ben Denton hasn't seen Montana in years--and hasn't spoken to Dani since "that night" so long ago. When he discovers he's a dad to a four-year-old--and the child's mother refuses to care for her--Montana and the Wilde farm spring to mind. The orchard is the only place that's ever felt like home, but will the warmth of the Wilde family be enough to help Ben figure out how to be a father?
As the Wilde family gathers for the yearly cherry harvest and Dani struggles to figure out what she really wants in life, she discovers the shocking truth about her own mother--and learns that following her heart may lead her to her dreams after all.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Law is so focused on telling a cautionary tale that her latest contemporary romance falls a bit short in the romance department. The rather forgettable protagonists deal with their internal demons but have scant time for love. Worldly, wealthy photographer Ben learns he’s the father of a four-year-old girl when her mother dumps her on his doorstep. So he drops everything and brings his daughter, Haley, to the only place he associates with home: the Wilde family’s Montana orchard. It’s not really his home, but after his mother abandoned him when he was an adolescent, the Wildes became his friends—and sweet Dani Wilde took him to bed, once. Then she fled, he went on to pursue his work, and she gave up her career hopes in order to parent her brothers after their mother died. It’s been 10 years and she’s still there, now acting as mother to her brother’s daughter, Jenna. The romance and characterization are all but lost under a story that’s overwhelmingly drenched in mommy issues. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates. (Aug.)