A Love in Lone Star Novel
by Ashley Bostock
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Ever since my divorce became final, I decided to start putting myself first. The problem is when I think of putting myself first, I think of my son’s biological father, Thatcher Patterson. The man that wanted nothing to do with me when he found out I was pregnant. When he left me, he took my heart with him and I’ve never gotten it back. Suddenly my son and I are forced to live with Thatcher indefinitely and it’s difficult to remember all the reasons why I don’t trust him. The way he looks at me, the way he is with our son and the way he makes me feel are all the reasons I’m running toward him instead of away from him. But if I run toward him, how long will it take for him to up and run the other way from us, much like he did before? ~~ I’ve never stopped loving Abigail Murphy or wishing I could be the perfect dad to my son. So, when a stipulation in my late grandfather’s will states that I must have an heir to claim my inheritance, it’s the push I need to get them in my life. Because I need them as much as I need that money. With my business in the red, I have no other option. As the deadline creeps closer, I never counted on the guilt I would feel at trying to get a two for one deal. When the two of them move in with me, I’m reminded of all the wonderful things this woman has to offer and all the emotions she makes me feel. She makes me feel worthy. Wanted. Loved. She makes me feel like I could be the man she needs and just maybe I could be the father my son deserves – the father I’ve been so afraid to be.
Eh... So, I appreciated that this dual POV had a definitive southern voice, fitting for its setting in Texas. And I was really hopeful given the premise, but there were a few plot twists/points that I just found troublesome. Like, when the female lead, Abby, got pregnant by the male lead, Thatcher, he convinced her and their mutual friend Adrian to get married instead of him taking responsibility for her and their child. Then right around when that marriage falls apart, Thatcher finds out about a contingency in his grandfather's will that calls for him to have an heir in order to receive his inheritance. So after five years of not being involved in Abby or their son's lives, he decides to jump in the deep end and even considers petitioning the court for custody in order to claim his inheritance and save his ailing business. I tried to like the book and the characters, but there was just something about the story that I could not connect with. I did finish the book - once I was in it I had to see how it ended. But there were so many times I sort of wanted to give up and DNF it. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me. So I guess I give it 2.5 out of 5 wine glasses.
About Ashley Bostock
Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children and her animals. She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in 2013. She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list. She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom. She is mostly active on Instagram, but feel free to follow her at any or all of her social media pages!