Publisher: Carina Press
***ARC received for review from NetGalley***
The Story: (from NetGalley) Two years after leaving home to make his own fortune, Joshua Bradley has finally returned to the Bradley Equine Ranch-and to Tessa McCade, the sexy ranch manager with whom he shared a single steamy tryst.
Tessa now owns the ranch like she's always dreamed-but it's in trouble. Dozens of horses have been lost and she's on the brink of bankruptcy. To save his family's business, Josh offers to buy it from her...and share the ranch house with her once again.
Tessa chafes at needing Josh's help, but she's never forgotten the taste of pleasure Josh gave her so long ago. Soon, neither of them can resist the desire mounting between them, and unleash a passion that is even more powerful than Tessa's pride...
My Review: Tessa is a strong individual determined to prove her abilities. She is nearly devastated by the loss of many of her beloved horses. When Josh shows up in her life again, she is conflicted about what to do. She's struggling to maintain everything, but finds that it all slip through her fingers. Josh may provide the answer she needs, and a surprising twist may help save them both.
Tessa's Pride combined likable characters that you want to see together and a little bit of mystery. The disaster that brings Tessa and Josh together was emotionally charged, but the conclusion of the book made it all the better. Tessa and Josh are great characters, and the plot was well paced with enough surprises to keep it interesting. This was the first time I have read something from Olivia Brynn, and it was well worth the time. I really enjoyed the book, and I look forward to reading more from her.
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