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 plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?
Becky Wade has been baiting readers with Jake Porter for two novels and he is finally getting his moment. Oh and what a moment it is! Suffering from acute PTSD that has caused him to withdraw in to a brooding anti-social shell, Jake has given up on love and God. He can not reconcile the horrors he experienced during his army deployment with a loving and benevolent God. Jake’s flashbacks hit like a sucker punch and the progression of his disorder continually reopen the wound that has refused to heal
Enter Lyndie, Jake’s childhood best friend and confidant. Lyndie is a nurturer to her core and is determined to help restore the tormented soul of her the boy she adored and the man she loves. Lyndie is persistent in her campaign-fortified by her steadfast faith and supportive family-and it is only a matter of time before she breaks through Jake’s resolve.
A Love Like Ours is a passionate tale of love through the best and worst of times. Becky Wade handles the sensitive topics in this book with care, respect and authenticity. She honours service men and women by sharing Jake’s story and portraying his physical scars as badges of courage. Becky Wade balances humour, emotion and charm for a hearty contemporary romance that reminds readers why she is at the forefront of this genre.
**Disclosure: review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**