Lyndsay McKenna takes us back to the Wind River series and to the Bar C for the story of Harper
Sutton and Tara Dalton, who, like all the wranglers and owner of the
ranch, are Military Veterans battling PTSD since their discharge from
the service. The book brings you to an emotional turmoil with all that
Harper and Tara are dealing with separately and together, even though
they're extremely attracted to each other from the being.
Tara ran away from memories of the past by entering the service and it
all returns when she comes home to the Wind River Valley. While trying
to deal with her past she becomes reacquainted with her best friend
Shay who owns the Bar C. While working at the ranch she is teamed
with Harper, who is dealing with emotions from a divorce, along with his
own PTSD. As they get to know each other, they realize that they have
a lot in common. Later, on a hike, they run into a bear and are put in a
deadly situation, which triggers Harper's PTSD. Luckily, Tara is there to
help him through it, and the experience brings them closer together.
With the help of a local therapist, Tara is gaining some control over her
PTSD, but she still has to deal with the past. Even though these
situations make both of them realized how much they mean to one
another, Haper and Tara will have to find a way to be truthful and admit
they are falling love. Will they be able to bury their demons, overcome
obstacles at work, and make things official?
I am a big fan of Lyndsay McKenna's writing, and LONE RIDER is no different. I look forward to the next
installment in the Wind River series!
As a combat photographer in Afghanistan, Tara Dalton
saw things she won’t ever forget, as much as she would
like to. And after returning Stateside, she can’t fight
her way past the PTSD that’s haunted her ever since.
Desperate to make a change, she joins her old friend Shay
at the Bar C Ranch, where a group of ex-military vets are
putting their lives back together one step at a time—
including one strong, gentle bear of a man who makes her
feel safer than she has in years.
Harper Sutton fell farther than he ever imagined after
his tour of duty as a medic was up, and he’s not proud of
it. But at the Bar C, he’s doing work that means
something, and he’s training to be a professional
paramedic. That’s enough to concentrate on, until Tara
comes to share his place at the ranch. The shadows in her
eyes are darker than simply memories of war, and every
moment he spends with her opens up parts of himself he’d
thought long dead. But as Tara’s troubled past threatens
the present, it will take trust in each other to fight
for a future together…