Even in the darkest of silence … the heart understands.
One was my first love. The other my first lust. Fourteen years later, I still love Keith Ryker and still lust for Jason Lee. But it’s not that simple.
Keith Ryker runs Ryker Ranch, raising cattle in far West Texas. He was passion and strength. He was Jen Boylan’s first love, the handsome cowboy who molded her into the woman she is today. Jen thinks he’s forgotten her, but he hasn’t. He’s never erased that one afternoon in the haybarn from his mind. Never forgotten all the times in the old park and museum up the hill. And now, he’s bought the dilapidated building and remodeled it to move the only woman he’s ever loved back to a town full of bad memories and a painful past, to re-open a museum she’s hated her entire life. He selfishly burns for her, even though he aches for another … and has for over fourteen years.
Jen Boylan’s best friend took her own life in the small town she always considered emptier than a tomb. Her father died there. The boy she lusted for turned her down flat, and the boy she loved walked away after taking her virginity. Now she’s living in the city alone, determined to be the best paralegal she can and accept that she may very well never find her one true love.
Until an out of the blue phone call changes her whole life.