Schyler Crandall left home six years ago when she found out her sister was pregnant with her fiance's baby. But when her father has a massive heart attack, she returns home to Belle Terre to find her family's business, Crandall Logging, on the edge of bankruptcy with a huge loan payment coming due. In order to save the business, Schyler must put her trust into Cash Boudreaux, a man who grew up on Belle Terre property but was never part of the family.
I think I waited about 20 years too long to read this book. What I might have liked in the late 80's or 90's doesn't appeal to me now. The heroine is somewhat likeable but has too many TSTL moments. She also has way too many blind spots when it comes to her family. Cash is alpha to the extreme. He broods, he drinks, and he has sex with every woman in the county. I didn't like that he was seeing other women when he was with Schyler. That was a big turn off.
There were far too many villains in this book. It got very hard to find someone to root for. But, I can still say that the story was still very readable and I wanted to see how it ended. I would call this book a stepping stone for Sandra Brown. My rating: 2.5 Stars.