It’s not often that a book catches me completely by surprise
and off guard—and that is just what Unstable
by S.E. Hall did. Not only was it
beautifully written, but the twists and turns the story took kept me guessing
until the very end. It’s beautifully
sweet romance with a touch of suspense.
And before you get all up in arms about the blurb, I assure you there
are no love triangles here.
After a devastating tragedy, Henley left town and hasn’t
been back for eight years. Now another
tragedy brings her back and she’s far from ready to face the ghosts of her
past. Once home, friendships form with
two men, Gaitlin and Keaton. Gaitlin is
the farmhand on her family’s ranch and his wisdom is slowly helping to heal her
soul. Keaton, on the other hand, is her
next door neighbor who she’s despised since she was younger. His support surprises her and she welcomes it…grudgingly.
I adore Keaton, absolutely adore him. I’m not much of a cowboy fan, I went through
that phase when I was a teenager and quickly outgrew it. But Keaton quickly changed my mind and wormed
his way into my heart. He’s a
swoon-worthy alpha male with a heart of gold.
The way he was with Henley just made me melt. I loved watching Henley heal and seeing her
sass come out. The banter between the
two made me giggle and grin.
A really wonderful book, give it a chance. I think it’ll surprise you. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
“No, Keaton. I was bored and thought I’d come play ‘tag’ with ‘em for a little while.”
“Then you’re doing a helluva job, ‘cause they’re fixin’ to tag ya back.”
What’s he blathering about now? I turn and look…but refuse to sigh or show any sign of defeat…that some of the cows, are in fact, wandering back into the field I just shooed them out of.
Really? I seem to remember—open the gate to where the food is—they’ll go. So why they’re not cooperating now, in what has to be the first time since Noah let two of them on the Arc, has to be some weird conspiracy just to embarrass me in front of Keaton.
“Let me help you,” he says too kindly, moving to do so before I can refuse.
He uses his hat to swipe at the few remaining anarchist cows, sending them on their way. And Lord knows why, but I take a moment to peruse him…see just exactly how he turned out, physically anyway.
Hair still as black as the Stetson in his hand, jeans still as tight as he’s always played his cards to his chest. Every movement precise and purposeful, nothing wasted, just like he’s always been: good at everything.
Except recognizing value in the most valuable.
Back in the day, he’d been the boy to watch. A football star, a rodeo champ…and watch them they did—every girl in town.
S.E. Hall, lover of all things anticipation and romance, is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice, Endure and companion novellas Baby Mama Drama and Guide for Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by character Sawyer Beckett. S.E. also wrote the stand-alone Finally Found novels Pretty Instinct and Pretty Remedy. Her co-written works include The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled 1&2, One Naughty Night and full-length, standalone novels Matched and Filthy Foreign Exchange with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense, written with Erin Noelle.
S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found “enthusiastically cheering” on one of her girls’ softball games.