Claire Collins has always been good—except when it comes to bad boys. Or one bad boy in particular: a tattooed musician as skilled with her body as he is with his guitar. But he wasn’t ready to be a father, so she left him to raise their daughter on her own. Only fate had other plans, and suddenly, Ryan is back in her life, disrupting everything. This time, though, she’s determined not to lose her heart…even if she still craves his touch.
Ryan Thomas never expects to see Claire again—especially not in a small mountain town in Washington on the last show of his comeback tour. But when the lights come on, there she is, more beautiful than ever. One incredible night with her won’t be enough… But he’ll have to prove he’s not the man he used to be, if he wants to keep her—and his family—for good.
Each book in the Men of Gold Mountain series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Make Me Stay
Book #2 Make Me Beg
Book #3 Make Me Want
Book #4 Make Me Yours
This is my first time reading from this author and the description at first glance called out to me because second-chance romance is my book jam! You have Claire who has made a new life for herself in a new town after leaving behind the love of her life five years prior. She sees A flyer for a band that will be playing at her friends bar and decided to give into her friends demands and ‘have fun’. Surprise to Claire that the eyes that she looks into on stage is no other than her ex whom she left a drunken mess, Ryan! Ryan can’t believe that he is now face to face with the one that got away due to his demons and has been haunted by her for 5 years. He is now on the mission to talk to her, to understand why she left and is totally caught off guard when he see’s a picture of Claire’s daughter!!??(Not a spoiler) HIS daughter!
Ryan isn’t sure he want’s to be a father and Claire, she isn’t sure she is over Ryan and now all the emotions are rushing back. The interaction started off timid and sweet, Claire isn’t the burned man hating women you’d think she be after what she thought went down with her and Ryan all those years ago, and Ryan, is a changed man. The chemistry they had took me a little while to believe, but when it happened it HAPPENED! The passion was off the charts and the interaction with them as a family was sweet and awkward and I loved it.
I am fairly certain this is an author I will read again!