Can two lost souls find love after loss?
“Nikki Ashton at her absolute best!!”
“This book provoked more tears than I’m used to from Nikki, but there was still the humour…Easily a five star read, I would give more if I could!”
Having been jilted at the alter Millie is devastated. She certainly didn't see it coming-Dean was her best friend. When an opportunity to go to America to use her teaching and childcare skills arises, she applies and gets the job of looking after widower Jesse Connor's four-year-old, gifted, daughter, Addy. It’s just what she needs, but what she doesn’t need is to find herself instantly attracted to the brooding rancher.
Jesse has been struggling for two years to come to terms with his wife's death, he's been grief stricken and if things don't change he's going to disappear into that grief. His family are learning to live with the consequences of Jesse’s choices, as well as trying to support him and the ranch they own and that he manages. All this while praying for a miracle that he will see the loving family and sweet daughter that he has in front of him. Then, the beautiful and feisty Millie arrives and things get interesting.
Millie & Jesse are two broken souls who are both fighting against the inevitable, because they both know that this time their hearts could be shattered beyond repair.
Box of Hearts is the first book in the Connor Ranch series and tells the story of second chance love and the joy and sorrow it can bring.
Wow! I completely give my heart to this book.
Box of hearts is a heartwarming read filled with passion, humour, twists and turns, second chances, regrets, new beginnings and special moments.
Jesse, I liked him, loved him, sympathised with him, hated him, I completely went through all the feels with this hot, stubborn, mule headed cowboy.
Millie, she was lovely, had sass although at times I felt she needed a bit more backbone.
When Millie or Armalita which is her full name being part Spanish is left at the alter feeling betrayed, lied to and heartbroken she licks her wounds and applies for a teaching position as far away as she can get. This heartbroken preschool teacher from England finds herself on a plane to the U.S to live on a ranch and home school a four year old girl.
Jesse lost his wife two years ago, works and lives on the ranch with his family and little girl Addy. Jesse is grieving, closed off, he throws himself into work women and booze leaving no room for anything else, even his little girl.
Millie takes one look at the hot cowboy at the airport and after wiping the drool from her face falls instantly in lust with Jesse.
I had cringe moments, Yes! I actually cringed for Millie at times. In one scene Jesse says I want to fuck you now but will probably regret it tomorrow. This guy who had been more used to one night stands in the last two years has a hardened heart and unknowingly plays with Millie's heart over and over.
As Jessie and Millie get to know one another the chemistry is sizzling and evident but Jesse tells Millie he just wants to be a friend with benefits but Jesse wasn't even a friend at all at times.
My heart sank for Millie, I actually felt for her, she already had her heart broken or maybe pride broken once but the heart wants what the heart wants.
Now Millie should of walked then, slapped him even for making her feel used but did she? No, Millie was so smitten, head over heals from the first sight for Jesse and to top it off horny.
Millie took whatever scraps this heartbroken cowboy gave and I can't tell you how happy I was when patience paid off in the end.
Jesse completely vindicated himself and hats off to him the guy made me swoon.
Box of hearts is a story that will capture your heart, throw you through different emotions and take you on a beautiful journey.
Box of hearts is told in first persons dual pov is brilliantly balanced by the author with the dramas, angst with the fan me down hot & sexy scenes sprinkled graciously throughout and leads to a well deserved anticipated hea.
Looking forward to the next Nikki Ashton book.