Jay Leighton is back from Afghanistan and happy to bury himself in the solitude of the Copper Basin. He is a hunter and a loner trying to heal scars; emotional wounds brought back with him. The last thing he needs to be brought face to face with the loveliest woman to move to the Basin in the last year. His head is not ready; his heart is already lost. Leda is a teacher just out of school, who has not had time for love; Jay takes her by surprise. A soft-spoken slightly broken man who lives with only his dog, Licker, for company, Leda sees something in Jay she needs to pursue. But Leda is worried about her reputation in the tiny community of Kenny Lake. She should stay away from Jay. But can she? Just who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2019Verified Purchase
Jay and Leda’s story is so beautiful, as moving as the setting that wraps around it in such detail I could imagine being there with them. I enjoyed how Leda’s experience gave her a special understanding of Jay and his PTSD, as well as that her own anger issues made her real and someone that Jay wasn’t intimidated by. Her reasons for being angry, the school issues, added another layer of depth that showed us a side of both her and Jay that made them even more endearing. Jay’s brother and sister, and even his doctor were nicely drawn sinking me deeper into a reality where I am more an outsider more like the doctor. I also adored Licker. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series. I didn’t read any other parts, so I can attest that you can start right here as the story in this book is self -contained and fantastic.