When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted–more interested in art than in oil–she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father’s empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.
Bo’s determined to resent the woman who’s decided to rob him of his dream. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them–her wealth, his unworthiness, her family’s outrage–and earn the right to love her.
But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their love–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?
Legacy or destiny? This is the question that plagues Meg Cole when she inherits her oil baron father’s empire. Never a willing heiress, Meg balks at the frivolity and vanity that plagued her childhood and has spent the onset of her adult life as far away from the spotlight and antics of Dallas’ upper crust as possible. Her day of reckoning has arrived and she fits her CEO position as naturally as a snowstorm in the middle of Texan summer. Plagued with severe anxiety and self-doubt as a result of a destructive and emotionally abusive failed marriage, Meg is a shell of her former self and desperately calling out to God to free her from the shackles of her impetuous past.
On the surface Bo appears to be Meg’s opposite in every way-rugged horse lover who is unwaveringly confident and strong-but he identifies in her a broken spirit that causes his world to shift on its axis. His indefatigable dedication to the racehorse farm is at odds with his personal pledge to my a landing place for Meg. His feelings of compassion quickly race towards a boundless love that he desperately tries to hide from his boss before he realizes that Meg is his forever.
Bo first wins Meg’s friendship before he lays siege on her heart. Bo’s uncanny ability to calm Meg during rehabilitating anxiety attacks slowly wins her trust as he continually demonstrates that he is unlike any man in her life-past or present-defined by his love for God and heart to serve. The romance is absorbing as Becky Wade speaks to the desires of a woman’s heart to be cherished and desired. It is an idealistic pairing of two people from contrasting worlds that can not ignore the sparks when they are near or the longing when they are apart.
A fun cast of supporting characters and an ominous sublot make for a layered story that will surprise with its emotional depth and Texan flair.