Five years ago, Shannon Astor left the beautiful high-mountain country of West Texas as a single mother. She was desperate for a fresh start...and a way to keep the secrets of her past buried. It almost worked.
Until a chance to make a better life for her daughter leads her right back home. To the very place of the past betrayals.
But it also leads Shannon to horse-trainer Jack MacGowan -- her handsome high-school nemesis, now a widowed father. His daughter looks so startlingly like her own that Shannon can't help but question the circumstances surrounding her daughter's birth. Wary of each other's intentions, Shannon and Jack reluctantly join forces to untangle a deep mystery that swirls around Shannon's parents, a lost Spanish treasure, and a legendary black stallion.
If Shannon can learn to entrust her secrets to the man falling in love with her, the truth just might set her free.
COBLE CERTAINLY PACKS A LOT INTO THIS BOOK WHICH MAKES FOR A PAGE TURNING READ AS YOU TRY TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE SUB-PLOTS. LOTS OF ACTION AND DRAMA BUT THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I JUST WANTED TO SMACK SHANNON FOR HOLDING ONTO A HIGH SCHOOL GRUDGE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN LET GO A LONG TIME AGO. BUT THEN LESSONS IN FORGIVENESS ARE MESSY ONES AND I LIKED THE GROWTH IN SHANNON BY THE END OF THE BOOK. HER ABILITY TO FORGIVE BROUGHT HER THE ABILITY TO TRUST (PRACTICALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER LIFE) AND THAT ENABLED HER TO LOVE.