A Love Like Ours is the perfect romance. A wounded hero. A heroine who just wants to help him. Horse racing. The heat of love. Horses. A great cast of secondary characters. Did I mention horses? 🙂
This is a book that I adored. Lyndie just wants to help her childhood friend — not an easy task when he’s deeply wounded by what he experienced as a Marine in Iraq. He begrudgingly hires her to exercise his thoroughbreds. Neither knows what to expect of the other, but Lyndie believes Jake can be more than he currently is. The pages of the story wander through the ins and outs, ups and downs of two people learning to see each other as they are. The question is whether fear will keep them apart. Fear and the belief that they aren’t worthy of each other. At the same time, Lyndie struggles to not lose her heart to a man separated from God by the past’s events.
These characters swept into my world and I didn’t want to leave theirs. This romance is going on my keeper shelf. It’s that good!
Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.
When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.
Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plagamaue him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?
A Love Like Ours (Bethany House, May 2015)