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She took a dare and fell in love. Truth would have been the smarter choice.
After years of living under her father’s thumb, Emmeline is ready to break free. She’s abandoned her life as a New York socialite to follow her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in a small, wholesome town. Seeing the man that nearly broke her was absolutely not what she had hoped to find in Prescott, Montana.
Nick hasn’t seen his Emmy in nine years, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten a thing about the woman he loves. After just one blissful night as man and wife, he gave her up, sacrificing his own happiness to keep her safe—far away from him. But the moment she walks back into his lonely life is the moment he decides never to let her go again. He won’t waste his second chance. All he has to do is win back Emmeline’s heart, keep her safe from the shadows in his past and prove to her that taking a wager on him is a sure bet.
Vegas….it’s the place where anything and everything can happen. For Emmaline – this trip was supposed to be a weekend filled with antics to be shared between her friends. When they all find a group of guys to hookup with, Emmaline is the ‘odd man out’. The one that doesn’t really feel like ‘sharing’ her time. What Emmaline didn’t count on was meeting Nick. The two had an instant chemistry, and embarked upon a night filled with fun and laughter.
The two decided to take things one step further. Tying the knot in the quaint Clover Chapel. With a determination to make a future after becoming man and wife, Emmaline and Nick share a magical night together. When Emmaline awakens the next morning, the reality of the previous night comes crashing down. Nick disappeared sometime in the night…leaving Emmaline reeling from the repercussion of her trip to Vegas. As they say….what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…..well….it was suppose to.
Fast forward nine years…..Emmaline decides to leave the city life of New York behind for a teaching career in Montana. An escape from the demands of her father, and all of the social requirements that Emmaline is expected to perform. What Emmaline did not expect was to come face to face with the man that walked out on her nine years ago. Nothing could have prepared Emmaline to come face to face with her husband after all those years.
Life in Montana has been good for Nick. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that Nick hasn’t thought about Emmaline, and what walking out on her has done to both their lives. Every prayer that Nick has uttered has been full of hope that Emmaline lived the life that he dreamed she would lead. So – nothing prepared Nick for the moment that he laid eyes on the woman of his dreams. With so much time and questions between them, Nick knows that he needs to explain what happened the night after their wedding. The only problem? No one knew Nick was married, and Emmaline isn’t forgiving Nick at the drop of a hat. Will they overcome the past and find their way back to that magical night in Vegas??
Nick and Emmaline…..wow….talk about an interesting relationship!!! These two pulled out all the stops when they met in Vegas. Something that folks think about far too often. It was wild, impulsive, and clearly the catalyst that set the course of the plot of this book. With the flash forward to the moment that Emmaline and Nick crossed paths again…..I knew this book was going to be full of thrills!!
Nick and Emmaline are fighting demons from their past. The circumstances that caused Nick to walk away from Emmaline all those years ago come into play, and provide some seriously interesting moments. Danger threatens the couple in unexpected ways. Leaving readers to follow the ups and downs of this couple relationship. A thoroughly enjoyable reading experience!!