WIND RIVER RANCHER (WIND RIVER VALLEY, #2)
Not so long ago, Reese Lockhart was commanding a company of Marines. Now his life is spiraling out of control. The Bar C ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming may be his last chance to save himself . . .
Shaylene Crawford, an Afghanistan veteran herself, knows all too well the demons of PTSD—that’s why she’s determined to turn her family’s cattle ranch into a place where wounded warriors can work, find a home, and rebuild their souls. Her embittered father nearly drank and gambled the place away, but with help from a small crew of vets—including the newest arrival, the quietly compelling Reese Lockhart—she intends to hold on to her dream. And when someone tries to destroy that dream, Reese will do whatever it takes to defend her .
|This is a good story about a veteran Shaylene Crawford a veteran who has come home to take over her family’s ranch after her father had a stroke. She has hired three vets as wrangler’s to help her on the ranch and to help them with their PTSD. She is dealing with own issues as well. Now a fourth veteran has shown up in town looking for work. Reese Lockhart was a Captain in the Marine Corps but PTSD forced him out of the corps and you find out that his wife also divorced him. Now looking for any type of work Shaylene decides to give him a job at the ranch. It turns out that he also has a degree in business and is able to help her go over her father’s books which he did not keep up. The story goes along you become familiar with the other men at the ranch and also her father who is in a home but is a piece of work in a bad way. When Reese steps in and stands up for Shaylene you can see he is coming back to himself as an officer, but also as someone who cares for her as well. Attracted to and she to him he is scared because of nightmares, and not wanting to hurt her. He does not think he is worthy to have another relationship because of his PTSD and the effects it did to his marriage. There are some characters from the first book that appear in this story that help this book along and give it the moments it needs for the story to move in the right direction. Without giving too much away this is a very emotional, but powerful book and issues other than PTSD are discussed like being verbally abused. Overall a very good story well written and very good characters. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|