Evangeline Webber was intoxicated the first time she saw the Ghost Horse at Silver Spear Ranch. But the sight of the magnificent animal shimmering in the moonlight sobered her up quick. Now, it haunts her dreams, luring her towards aloof cowboy, Maverick Cambios-Plata. Maverick is known for his calming presence around the abused horses at his rescue. The effect he has on Evangeline is far different. Her body aches to be near him, to learn all the secrets she can sense he’s keeping hidden.
Maverick avoids ranch guests, preferring the companionship of the horses. Yet when Evangeline arrives, he finds himself drawn to her. She invades his every thought, a lasso of attraction pulling him to her. But it’s his responsibility to preserve a legacy only a select few know of, and he can’t risk the distraction.
With both Evangeline and Maverick harboring secrets, will revealing the truth offer them a chance at a beautiful future or destroy any chance the two may have had?
Book One in this paranormal horse shifter series
I received this book for free from the author for an honest review.
Paranormal is my jam so when I saw Anna was starting a new series, I jumped at reading it. I was like Horse shifters? Huh? Cowboys too? HRMM My interest was piqued.
When I opened the book and read where the concept came from, I was like OHHHH This was be a story with great imagery. I was not let down by the image that Anna paints for us of the cabins, lodging, family style vacation Lily is having.
When the story starts, we know Lily is sad and hiding from life. She slowly opens and we find out her story of loss and guilt over the loss of her husband. We see Lily enjoying life at the ranch and embracing the lifestyle while also wondering If she will every return the city life.
Maverick/Mav/Rick is the grumpy but hot alpha cowboy on the ranch. He slowly starts to spend time with Lily which the family is super excited about because Mav does not do people. LOL Remember he is a broody male.
We see Lily and Rick spending time together and forming deep connections. We see Lily struggle to open to him and we see him fear for his secret. He is falling in hard and deep for this feisty woman but he fears rejection at what he is.
When the story unfolds and everything is laid out on the table, Lily finds out a lot about herself and Rick. She must make some decisions and face her past.
I so loved the story. The family and their resolve to make sure everyone is taken care of. The way the family opens to Lily and is hopeful for the relationship they can all see developing. I am so excited for more in the series. I think watching Keller fall might be the best since he was giving Rick so much of a hard time over Lily.
For 25 years, I’ve worked as a sports writer. I decided now was the time to pursue romance fiction as an author. I found a great group of RWA author friends who have helped me tremendously.
I get great support from my husband, and although they don’t know it, my three parrots and dog give me a huge boost everyday.