By Susan Wiggs
As soon as a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by means of the scandal of his wife's demise. Burying himself in his good fortune with breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he is left his kin to fall apart and forgotten tips to convenience his grieving youngsters.
When a prized stallion arrives from eire crazed and unridable, Hunter is compelled to hunt aid for the beast. faraway from the area of wealth and social privilege, Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's famed reward for gentling horses. And while Hunter arrives along with his wild steed, her therapeutic spirit reaches additional but, drawing her to his shattered kin and to the serious, sour guy who wishes her, simply as she wishes him.
Eliza knows what Hunter refuses to see—that love is the best healer of all. yet can her sort, humble being be capable to train such an untethered guy what actually issues in life?
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He had washed every inch that she could see. He smelled of the hard lye soap she’d bought on one of her rare visits to the mainland. Even his fingernails were clean. His golden-yellow hair showed the furrows of his fingers where he’d combed through it, and a crystal drop of water seemed to cling to each curling end. She had the wild and probably erroneous impression that he wanted to groom himself for her, look nice for her, and the very idea made her stomach cramp with nervousness. Over supper, Calhoun had explained how he’d come into possession of the stallion.
She found the picture of the blond man and the dark horse enchanting. Finally, as the sun arched up to high noon, the stallion lay down in the shade of the sweetleaf tree. “I’ll be damned,” Hunter said. ” He stared at her for a long moment with the oddest expression on his face. For no reason she could fathom, she blushed and looked away, holding her breath until the moment passed and he turned his attention back to the horse. She sat on a heartwood stump and watched while Hunter tamed Finn limb by limb, inch by inch.
All right. ” Despite his amusement at sparring with her, he grew serious. ” “The pretending. ” Something flickered in her eyes—fear, rage, distrust—something that reminded him eerily of the stallion. “You’re wrong,” she said in a low, angry voice. She stepped back, wiping her hands on her apron. “Come with me. ” Motioning for the dog to stay back, she led Hunter on a hike northward, perhaps two miles along a narrow, sandy track that wound along the edge of the loblolly pine forest and skirted the dunes.