01 October 2014

Broncs and Bullies by Bailey Bradford

 Frankie never let anyone close, until Duke refused to give up on him.

Frankie Freemont knows everyone at the Mossy Glenn thinks he’s a jerk for breaking things off with Jody. Letting people get close to him just isn’t something Frankie does. And older men? No way. Frankie doesn’t do that daddy thing so many younger guys seem to like.

Which is why he can’t understand his reaction to Duke Edmonson. Duke has always made him nervous for no reason Frankie can figure out.

Duke suffers a concussion, and Frankie suffers the consequences of a bad choice he makes. With his family wanting him only for one thing—money—and Duke slowly breaking down his defences, Frankie doesn’t know which way is up.

Duke is determined to prove to Frankie that he’s a good man—they both are. Duke’s worked hard to overcome his youthful past. He’s still ashamed of being a bully years ago, and does everything he can to make sure he never makes mistakes like that again. Changing is hard, but Duke’s spent his whole adult life doing so.

Now he and Frankie have to decide what they want, and how to go about getting it. That means making some changes that can break each man’s heart.

So I have to say, Frankie and I? We really didn’t get along…at all.  With the way he was in Riding and Regrets, I mean honestly, who could like him?!?!?!?! I went into this book expecting to really start to not like him again, but unfortunately, Ms. Bradford did what she did best and made me totally love this book, and Frankie come the end of it.

I will say this; you will need a box of tissues ready because this book is a complete tear jerker to the biggest degree.  This book has been deemed my “Tear Jerker of the Year” because it was that great of a story, and the emotions that I felt while reading it were so detailed and amazingly well done, I just couldn’t get enough of it.

The characters in the story were done to perfection, storyline was one that I really didn’t see coming and completely enjoyed the twists that were thrown into it.  While this is book 6 in the series, you don’t have to read the other books because each story is a standalone in its own sense.  But there is a lot of backstory between the other couples that you could be missing if you don’t read them.

Overall, I would really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.


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