Author: Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders Legacy #1
Release Date: June 20, 2016
My Rating: 5 Stars
Seven years have passed since I fell for Boone West. The brooding bad boy. We were friends, even when I secretly wanted more, but I settled for what he offered. After he left Wyoming—and me—I grew up. Moved on. Or so I believed until he blew back into my life with the scorching force of an Arizona desert wind.
I’m not that innocent sixteen-year-old girl anymore—I’m a businesswoman who swore never to settle again. But this older, wiser, hotter version of Boone unsettles me. How am I supposed to resist his megawatt smile and his built-army-strong body? Especially when he’s inserting himself into every aspect of my life? Now he’s determined to prove he can offer me everything that he couldn’t before—and he’s the only man that can fix the heart that he broke.
Joining the army? Best decision I ever made. Even though it meant I had to leave her behind. Sierra McKay. The wide-eyed beauty, who saw more in me than I saw in myself. I didn’t dare offer her anything more than friendship, because one kiss, one touch and I wouldn’t have had the guts to go.
I’ve worked hard to become the man I am. I have a career. A purpose. After a chance encounter with the one woman I never forgot—I’m not leaving anything else to chance. Now that I’ve chased her across three states, I’m ready to demonstrate that the passion we couldn’t act on before burns hotter than ever between us. And I’ll use every weapon in my arsenal to show Sierra McKay that she’s always been mine.
Ahhh... Hear that? That's the sound of coming home to those dirty-mouthed, deliciously sexy cowboys that Lorelei James is so famous for. It's been a hot minute since I drowned myself in the amazing world of the McKay's and oh, what a way to get reacquainted. Unbreak My Heart is book one in the Rough Riders Legacy series, about the McKay children. They've definitely done a lot of growing up since we last saw them and Sierra and Boone have both taken life by the balls and made something of themselves. But the time has come for Boone to make his move. That move he would have died to make before he left Wyoming, and the only woman to ever hold his heart. Yes, he still has every reason to stay 10,000 miles away from her, but he just can't. Sierra is it for him, so he'll follow her, and wait for her as long as he needs to. But of course Sierra was never one to live by a man's schedule, even if it is the man that stole her heart 7 years ago when he joined the Army. They've both got their reasons and reservations, but most of all they've both go that spark that ignites when they get close. But will that be enough to bridge the love almost lost, and the changes and shattering truths to come?
This book blew my mind. I mean, we all know Lorelei can write a bad*** book, but Unbreak My Heart took it up a notch. She made it a book that set up future Legacy novels, but also gave the readers time to get to know Sierra and Boone as adults, together and apart. And that's where it went right. Readers need that time to know them and their lives. There is a LOT of ground to cover, but also it gave me a solidification for their hot and heavy romance to become a concrete relationship. I truly enjoyed every word of this book and I can't wait for the books to follow it.
Sierra and Boone will make you (please pardon the rhyme!) swoon. These two just fit together. They're not perfect, but they sure as hell are perfect for one another. But there's also a lot of growing up they do in UBMH. And the best part is they do it together. I honestly wanted to start re-reading this book the minute I finished it. I didn't want it to be over, though is was satisfying to a T. You can expect the unrivaled steam and sex, along with a gripping story that will leave you both content and dying for more. A must-read for the summer!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romances in the Rough Riders series, the Blacktop Cowboys® series, the Mastered series, the Need You series and the Legacy series.
Lorelei also writes dark, gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Her books in the Julie Collins and Mercy Gunderson series have won Shamus Awards and the Willa Cather Literary Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota.