A Love in Lone Star Novel
by Ashley Bostock
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
My Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Ever since my divorce became final, I decided to start putting myself first. The problem is when I think of putting myself first, I think of my son’s biological father, Thatcher Patterson. The man that wanted nothing to do with me when he found out I was pregnant.
When he left me, he took my heart with him and I’ve never gotten it back.
Suddenly my son and I are forced to live with Thatcher indefinitely and it’s difficult to remember all the reasons why I don’t trust him. The way he looks at me, the way he is with our son and the way he makes me feel are all the reasons I’m running toward him instead of away from him.
But if I run toward him, how long will it take for him to up and run the other way from us, much like he did before?
I’ve never stopped loving Abigail Murphy or wishing I could be the perfect dad to my son. So, when a stipulation in my late grandfather’s will states that I must have an heir to claim my inheritance, it’s the push I need to get them in my life.
Because I need them as much as I need that money. With my business in the red, I have no other option. As the deadline creeps closer, I never counted on the guilt I would feel at trying to get a two for one deal. When the two of them move in with me, I’m reminded of all the wonderful things this woman has to offer and all the emotions she makes me feel.
She makes me feel worthy. Wanted. Loved. She makes me feel like I could be the man she needs and just maybe I could be the father my son deserves – the father I’ve been so afraid to be.
I had not previously read a book by Ashley Bostock before but I just love reading second chance romances so I jumped at the chance to read & review this author’s book. This has pretty much everything you could want from a second chance romance.
This book follows the story of Abigail & Thatcher, who have a child together but she ends up married to his best friend Aiden? I was a little confused on that part but I was determined to give Thatcher a chance – surely he had a good reason for pushing away the mother of his child, and pushing her straight into his friend’s arms. Abigail and her son Thayer seem to have a stretch of bad luck & end up living with Thatcher – after her divorce is finalized. How will she ever be able to resist him when she has secretly carried a torch for Thatcher for the past 5 years?!
I loved how Abigail was willing to give Thatcher a second chance, even when she was clearly still holding on to the hurt from his rejection. She made sure she got her answers, sure, but in the end she was much quicker to forgive him than I think I could be in her shoes.. (I may be a hopeless romantic when it comes to my books, but in real life I’m much more of a cynic than I should be). When I first read of the terms for Thatcher to get his inheritance I was so disappointed. I wanted a happily ever after for Thatcher & Abigail and I was sure that THAT was not how it was going to come about. However, the author threw a bit of a curve ball and came to an ending that I was not expecting. I think my only real negative for this book is that it felt a little rushed. It was already a shorter book – only 260 pages – but the pacing of it made it fly by. I read it all in one sitting over the weekend. But other than wishing it was longer or more spread out – this was a pretty fun read!
About Ashley Bostock
Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children and her animals. She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three.
Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in 2013. She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.
She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.
She is mostly active on Instagram, but feel free to follow her at any or all of her social media pages!