This was my least favourite book in the Lang Heart Series. Lettie has had a horrendous first marriage. Her childhood was not much better. A life of no love, touching, hugs or affection is interupted by only her best friend Angelica.
Shane Murphy has spent much of his adult life trying to run away from himself. His army career and his first marriage keep him awake with nightmares when the booze no longer helps.
With the help of native spirits in the area, they find each other and help each other to find out what this thing called love really is.
Lettie's character is well written and pictured as it should be by her background. But the use of the word ain't grated on my spine too many times. Rough yes, but in your face rough not needed. Shane starts off very well spoken with not a swear word or poor grammar to be found. Granted odd for a man with farming in his background. By the end of the book the ain'ts are popping up just as much for him. I suppose it is Lettie's influence.
This is one of those HEA's that I worry about. Can he stay away from the booze? Can she learn to be touched and hugged and more importantly can she hug a child if one comes along?