Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he’s worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm – and to a past he thought he left behind.
While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.
Now the one woman he can’t afford to trust is about to become the one he can’t let go.
Loss, love and redemption…no one does it better than Mia Sheridan! Oh and an arranged marriage! ‘Brant’s Return’ was a lovely and passionate story, mixed with a touch of suspense. The writing as always was beautiful and emotional.
“I’d already said goodbye to Harrison Talbot. The man was no longer my father. There was no need to do it twice.”
Isabelle suffered a violent tragedy when her family was killed in front of her one night. She took great comfort in equine therapy and began work as an assistant to the wealthy owner of a farm in Kentucky. I loved the gorgeous descriptions of the Kentucky countryside. Her employer was estranged from his son Brant, but Isabelle takes it upon herself to contact Brant so that he can visit his father, who was suffering from a terminal illness.
Brant and Isabelle could not be more different! Brant owns a chain of New York City clubs and Isabelle was brought up in the Amish community. When he fled his home in Kentucky, he never looked back. When he returns home, he is immediately suspicious of Isabelle, wrongly assuming she is his father’s girlfriend.
“No, thank you. I don’t drink.”
Brant chuckled. “As a bar owner, I have to say that’s disappointing.”
“Add it to the list, I suppose.”
“Of things you find disappointing about me.”
I love an enemies-to-lovers story! Brant overcomes his natural cynicism and begins to see what a beautiful, sweet and pure woman Isabelle truly is. She is selfless, and a far cry from the women he usually dated in New York City. They have a fiery passion, but they are from such different worlds. Would they ever be able to overcome their emotional scars?
“For a few minutes I lay in the quiet, listening to the snap of the dying fire, thinking about what we’d talked about—how quickly life could change. Wishing I could hold on to this—her—for a little bit longer, and knowing there just wasn’t a way.”
Mia Sheridan has written another sexy romance with two mature, conflicted adults who both have a lot to overcome. Many relationships are mended in this book and I loved the element of suspense.
‘Brant’s Return’ is a very sexy romance with the perfect mix of intrigue and surprise. I loved it!
“I don’t want you to be faithful because you’re afraid of turning into your father, Brant. I want your devotion to be pure, not inspired by fear, but inspired by love. It’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
(With thanks to the author for a review copy of ‘Brant’s Return’.)